2018 Election





Do you want to learn more about Municipal Elections?  Interested in becoming a Candidate in 2018?  You came to the right place! 

The next Municipal Election to Elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 2018.

Nomination papers will be available at the Municipal Office, located at 21 Church Street in Dunchurch as of Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.




Municipal Election – FAQ


Voting Method:

The Election method for the 2018 Municipal Election in the Municipality of Whitestone will be mail, internet, and telephone voting.  Please see By-Law No. 18-2017


Candidate Information:

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is offering “So You Want to Run for Council”.  This Course will provide an overview of what you need to know before you decide to run for Municipal Office and what you should know to begin your Candidacy.  For more information regarding Ontario Municipal Elections, click here. 

A Candidate’s Information Package is available for all Candidates.  This package will continue to be updated as further information is provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).


Nomination Papers have been filed as follows:


Mayor                      Contact Information                                            

Chris Armstrong         705-773-8211                                         


Councillor                Contact Information

John Cochrane           705-746-7877

George Comrie          416-705-3936 / 705-774-6370  

Ken Corbett               647-229-1914    

Joseph Lamb             905-333-5951 / 705-389-9542

Joseph McEwen         705-774-8555 / 705-389-2025



Municipal Elections in all Ontario Municipalities, including the Municipality of Whitestone, are Governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.  On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.  A review of these changes can be found by clicking here


Helpful Resources:


Voter Look-Up:

Are you on the list to Vote in the upcoming Municipal Election? 

If you are an Ontario Resident over the age of 18, you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps.  You can also change your School support for Electoral purposes, and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that Municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for Municipal and School Board Elections occurring this October.  Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to Vote.  Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722.  Have your say... Log on today!