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Dec. 16, 2018 | Sunday
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Residents encouraged to make sure they're on the voters list
Niagara residents are being encouraged to make sure their name is on the list of voters this municipal election.

The Region is encouraging residents to make sure they're on the voters list for this municipal election, to save any hassles on voting day.

Niagara residents can to visit www.voterlookup.ca to ensure they're on list and that their information is accurate.

"Anyone who has changed addresses, moved into Ontario or changed their name since the last municipal election is strongly encouraged to check the voters list," said Carolyn Kett, acting deputy clerk for Niagara Region.

"This will result in a quicker seamless voting experience."

The elections will be held on October 22. To be eligible to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older; a Canadian citizen; and a resident, tenant or owner of land in an Ontario municipality.

Voter notification cards for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election are to be mailed out in September.


For those interested in becoming a candidate, the cut-off date to submit nomination papers for the municipal election is Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Candidates can run for mayor, municipal councillor, regional chair or school board trustee.

Prospective councillors and mayors must provide a minimum of 25 declarations of endorsement from eligible electors.

You cannot spend or raise any funds on your campaign prior to filing your official forms.

Nomination forms can be found at, niagararegion.ca.


Applications for various positions including deputy returning officers, ballot handlers, vote tabulator operators and greeters are being accepted until August 20.

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