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Removing voters from the voter list

DID YOU RECEIVE VOTER INFORMATION LETTER (VIL) FOR PEOPLE NOT AT YOUR ADDRESS:

The person no longer at that address can be removed from this elections voter list by completing and signing the form  pdf EL15 Voter Revision  which can then be returned to us:

  • in person or by mail: Grimsby Town Hall, 160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby, L3M 4G3
  • by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • by fax transmission: 905-945-5010

The information we use for our Voters’ List is provided to us by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). For those wishing to remove occupant names that should no longer be associated with a property/unit, contact the MPAC Customer Contact Centre:
Toll Free 1 866 296-6722
TTY 1 877 889-6722
Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

How do I vote?

On Line voting

  • Receive Voter Information Letter (VIL) at the end of September or the beginning of October by Canada Post if you are on the voter list.
  • Log in to the website provided on the VIL after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Enter the PIN number provided to you
  • Enter your birthdate
  • Select your candidates or decline your vote
  • Confirm your selections
  • Receive your receipt number

    For information on how the online voting process is secured please read the security information package.

Telephone voting

    • Receive VIL at the end of September or the beginning of October by Canada Post
    • Phone the number provided in the VIL after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • Enter your birthdate
    • Enter the PIN provided to you in the VIL
    • Select your candidates or decline your vote
    • Confirm your selections
    • Receive your receipt number

Paper ballot voting

  • Come to Town Hall on October 22 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Bring your VIL and identification; Ontario driver’s license, etc. (must have signature, picture and address)
  • Stand in line to mark the ballot provided at Town Hall
  • Ballot will be processed through a tabulator

Did you Know?

  • Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.
  • If you are an owner or tenant of property in more than one municipality in Niagara Region, you can vote for local council in each of those municipalities.
  • You can vote! Bring along your Voter Identification Letter (VIL) and I.D. (Ontario drivers licence, or ID that has signature, picture and address), to the poll for a seamless voting experience.
  • You can Vote! Even if you do not receive a VIL simply bring identification with your name and address to the poll.
  • In all of the local area municipalities there are opportunities to vote prior to October 22, 2018. You can vote online or by telephone in Grimsby from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Come to Town Hall on Monday, October 22, 2018 to vote by paper ballot from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Although you may have updated your elector information for the June 7th Provincial election this information may not be reflected on the municipal voter list.
  • You can only vote in one municipality for Regional Councillors and School Board Trustee. School Board Trustees have shared jurisdiction in some of the races in Niagara.
  • You may be eligible to vote in other school board elections in addition to the one where you live.
  • Only residential property owners/tenants/boarders can vote for a school board trustee.
  • You can only vote once in a municipality no matter how many properties you own in that municipality.
  • In the municipality where you live, you have to vote at the location associated with your residential address.
  • You have the right to vote and the ability to have a say in your local government.  Your Town, your Region, your Vote!

2018 Municipal Election - What you need to know

To learn more about the revisions made to the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) in 2016 that will affect the 2018 Municipal Election, please read this document: pdf Microsoft Word what you need to know

So You Want to Run for Council - Updated Course

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is pleased to announce that the 2018 update to So You Want to Run for Council will be live at MunicipalEducation.ca by mid to late February, 2018. This course is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council. In order to get information out to candidates we are seeking your assistance in promoting the course.

About the Course:

Current and retired members of council designed “So You Wish to Run for Council?” and it presents the challenges and opportunities candidates will face through the campaign and as sitting members of council.

The course content is valuable for anyone running for council, as it not only examines the rules that govern him or her but also brings to light some of the cultural and soft knowledge pieces that influence the lives of members of council. Course content covers:

  • Reasons That You Should and Should Not Run for Council;
  • What You Should Know Before You Run for Office;
  • Dealing with the Media;
  • Techniques for Working with Others;
  • The Roles of Council Members and Staff;
  • What the True Power and Influence of Municipal Government is;
  • Transparency and Accountability in Government;
  • and much more...

If you have any questions about the course please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416.971.9856 ext. 330

Candidate Financial Statements 2014

Candidate Financial Statements


Section 78 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that every person that has filed a nomination paper with the Town of Grimsby to participate as a candidate in the Municipal Elections (even those persons that subsequently withdraw their candidacy) file a financial statement with the Town Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 27, 2015.

These financial statements detail the income and expenses incurred during a candidate’s campaign.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 does not require the Clerk or the municipality to analyze or review the financial statements for accuracy or correctness. The Clerk needs only to determine “on the face of the document” whether or not a candidate has failed to pay over any campaign surplus to the municipality or has incurred expenses in excess of the spending limit for the office.

Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the official copies of the candidates’ financial filing statements are the hard copies filed manually with the Clerk of the Town of Grimsby. These documents are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk’s Department of the Town of Lincoln during normal business hours. Any person may make extracts from the documents and is entitled to copies of the documents but must only do so knowing that, in accordance with Section 88(10) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the information obtained shall only be used for election purposes.

Section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that the Clerk shall make the documents filed under sections 78 and 79.1 available at no charge for viewing by the public on a website on the Internet or in another electronic format as soon as possible after the documents are filed.

The Town of Grimsby hereby provides this electronic access to candidates’ financial filing statements on the Town’s website on an "as is", "as available", basis. The Town does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements with respect to the filings, including but not limited to, warranties as to usefulness, completeness, accuracy and reliability.

Links (below) will become active as the candidate’s financial statements are filed.
pdf Nick Andreychuk
pdf Bob N. Bentley
pdf Steve D. Berry
pdf Michael Bull
pdf Simon Burtenshaw
pdf Ruth Cutts
pdf John A. Cruickshank
pdf Nick DiFlavio
pdf Wayne Fertich
pdf J. David Finch
pdf John Dunstall
pdf Robert Greco
pdf John A. Hickson
pdf Joanne Johnston
pdf Jeff A. Jordan
pdf Dave Kadwell
pdf Cheryl Keddy-Scott
pdf Paul MacNeil
pdf Fernando Melo
pdf Basil Mendonca
pdf Carolyn Mullins
pdf Robert Pelleja
pdf Tony Quirk
pdf Kevin Ritchie
pdf Michelle Seaborn
pdf Tony Serafini
pdf Dave Wilson

2014 Certified Election Results

Please find below the certified results for Grimsby's 2014 Muncipal Election:

Council and Regional Councillor

English Public School Nov 4, 2014

English Separate School

To view certified results for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, please go to the City of Hamilton website.

To view certified results for the Conseil Scolaire De District Catholique Centre Sud, please go the City of St. Catharines website.

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