2018 Municipal Election
Are you considering running for Council? The next Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018. The next term of Council begins December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022. Current council consists of seven members, Mayor and six Councillors.
Nomination period opens May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day at 2:00pm (local time) on July 27, 2018.
To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the Town of Fort Frances. This means that you must be:
- A Canadian Citizen
- At least 18 years of age
- Reside in the Town of Fort Frances, or be the owner or tenant of land in the Town, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- Not prohibited from voting under any law.
Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, the Town Clerk / Returning Officer conducts elections for the offices of:
- Trustees for Rainy River District School Board
- Trustees for Northwest Catholic District School Board
- Board Member for Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board
The Town of Fort Frances has decided to utilize Telephone/Internet voting for the 2018 Municipal Election. By-law 16/17, being a by‑law to authorize the use of Telephone and Internet Voting as an Alternative Voting Method for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections for the Town of Fort Frances was passed and enacted by Council on April 10, 2017.
The Town of Fort Frances has selected Intelivote Systems Inc. to be the provider of the Telephone/Internet solution for the 2018 Election. To view Intelivote Systems Inc. brochure, click here.
The Clerk/Returning Officer of the Corporation of the Town of Fort Frances has established procedures for telephone/internet evoting. Click here to view pdf copy of these procedures. Forms will follow once finalized.
More information related to the 2018 Municipal Election will be available closer to the opening of Nomination period. Please check back regularly.
2014 Municipal Election
Official Election Results:
(Updated September 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm.)
The Town Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections. For that reason, the Clerk's department is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters' lists, preparing ballots, selecting voter help centres, determining voting period and certification and distribution of election results.
Please contact the Town Clerk for more information:
Elizabeth (Lisa) Slomke, Town Clerk / Returning Officer
Phone: 1-807-274-5323 ext. 1215
Town of Fort Frances
1320 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3P9