Who Can Vote in a Municipal Election
2018 Election

You can vote in the municipal election if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident of a local municipality in Niagara; or
  • a non-resident owner or tenant, or the spouse of such owner or tenant
  • not prohibited from voting under any law

Information for Students

If you are a student and consider your "home" to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, then you are eligible to vote in both your "home" municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

If you are a student attending school in another city, check with the city clerk of that municipality to find out what your voting options are.

As a student and a resident of Niagara, if you are unable to vote in the municipal election, you may appoint another elector as proxy to vote on your behalf.

Who Cannot Vote

You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:

  • Corporation
  • Serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution a corporation
  • Acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • Convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

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