Municipal Election Information
Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October. The most recent municipal elections were held on October 25, 2010.
The next Municipal Elections will take place on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Election of the Regional Chair
The Council of The Regional Municipality of Durham passed By-law No. 19-2012 on April 4, 2012, to change the method of selecting the Regional Chair to election by general vote, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
By-law No. 19-2012 attained "triple majority" approval on May 29, 2012. Pursuant to Section 219 of the Municipal Act, 2001, By-law No. 19-2012 will come into force on the day the new Council is organized following the 2014 municipal elections, however the 2014 municipal elections will be conducted as if the by-law was already in force.
As a result, the Regional Chair will be elected by general vote at the next regularly scheduled municipal elections being held in October 2014.
- By-law No. 19-2012 (PDF)
- Report 2012-A-31 Election of the Regional Chair - Status Update and Next Steps (PDF)
- Report 2012-A-15 Analysis Related to the Election of the Regional Chair (PDF)
- Report 2012-A-11 Proposed By-law to Change the Method of Selecting the Regional Chair (PDF)
- Report 2012-A-8 Potential Change to the Method of Selecting the Regional Chair (PDF)
- Notice of Intention to Pass a By-law (PDF)
For further information contact Legislative Services at 905-668-7711, ext. 2012, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 Municipal Election Information
For information on any of the following topics, please click on the links below:
- 2010 Question on the Ballot – Method of Selecting the Regional Chair
- 2010 Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee
Area Municipal Election Sites
For information related to elections for the offices of Mayor, Regional or Local Councillor, please refer to the website for the area municipality in which you reside:
- Town of Ajax
- Township of Brock
- Municipality of Clarington
- City of Oshawa
- City of Pickering
- Township of Scugog
- Township of Uxbridge
- Town of Whitby
Other Useful Information
- 2010 Municipal Elections Guide - Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Municipal Elections
- Municipal Elections Act, 1996
- Municipal Act, 2001