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Vote 2017 Municipal Election

Welcome to the Town of Hanover 2018 Muncipal Election Website! 

Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

In an effort to make voting as convenient and accessible as possible, the Council of the Town of Hanover approved the use of Telephone and Internet Voting for the 2018 municipal election. There will be NO PAPER OR MAIL-IN BALLOTS. Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection.


The Town will offer a Help Centre at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, 2nd Floor, throughout the voting period (October 12 - 22) during regular office hours (Monday to Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm). Electors can be added to the Voters' List and receive assistance and clarification on the election process, including access to the internet.

Extended Help Centre Hours

Saturday, October 13 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16 – 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 18 – 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, October 22 – 8:30 am to close of voting at 8:00 pm

Be sure to check this page often for all updates and information regarding the 2018 Municipal Elections.

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit 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 or call 1.866.296.6722.

Have your say. Log on today.

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Office of Mayor - One (1) to be elected 
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualifying Address | Contact Information
Paterson, Sue 624 13th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1Y8
519.364.4535 | 
Winkler, Mary 260 7th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1G9
519.364.3798 | 
Office of Deputy Mayor - One (1) to be elected 
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualifying Address | Contact Information
Hicks, Selwyn J. 554 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2P4
519.364.1248 |
Roberts, Bill 185 9th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1L1
226.909.1717 |
Office of Councillor - Five (5) to be elected  
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualilfying Address | Contact Information
Dickert, Warren 162 15th Avenue Close, Hanover, ON N4N 3P8
519.369.8004 | 
Fitzsimmons, Steve 142 16th Avenue Crescent, Hanover, ON N4N 3V4
519.364.0134 | 
Fleet, Harold 706 16th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3M3
519.364.4317 | 
Hambly, Peter 270 7th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1G9
519.364.5058 |  
Hocking, Dave 393/395 13th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1X8
519.378.6466 | 
Hopkins, Rick 398 4th Street South, Hanover, ON N4N 3V2
519.364.4496 | 
Hotchkiss, Ed
353B 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2N4
519.387.3394 | 
King, Ed
269 4th Street Crescent, Hanover, ON N4N 3S9
519.364.4690 |
Koebel, Brandon
780 16th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3W7
519.889.2142 | 
Pratt-Paige, Hazel
505/511 9th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3M8
519.363.2991 | 
Schierz, Mike
288 7th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2H4
226.434.2148 | 
Trustee - Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (English Separate)
One (1) to be elected from the combined municipalities of Grey Highlands, Hanover, Southgate and West Grey (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk of West Grey)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
 Garvey (Wiseman), Robyn - ACCLAIMED 519 21st Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 3H2
519.364.6155 |  
Trustee - Bluewater District School Board (English Public)
One (1) trustee to be elected from the combined municipalities of Hanover and West Grey (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk of West Grey)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Cozzarin, Paisley E . 66 Albert Street N, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
226.791.2438 | 
Schaus-Atkinson, Tracy L. 259 Queen Street North, Durham, ON N0G 1R0
519.369.5707 | 
Trustee - Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French Public School Board)
One (1) to be elected from the combined area of all the municipalities located within the Counties of Bruce, Grey, Dufferin and Simcoe (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, City of Barrie)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Belcourt, Guy 1 Therrien Crt., Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1P7
705.549.3877 | 
Caruso, Saveria 125 Birkhall Place, Barrie, ON L4N 0K1
705.730.3639 | 
Lapointe, Eric 37 Hemmingway Cres., Barrie, ON L4N 5G2
705.241.8909 | 
Trustee Conseil scolaire Catholique Providence (French Separate School Board)
One (1) to be elected from the combined area of all the municipalities located within the Counties of Grey, Oxford and Perth (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, City of Woodstock)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Alary, Alexandre - ACCLAIMED 511 Hatch Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 1N4
519.608.2576 | 

If you are considering running for Council or one of the School Board Trustee positions, you must file a nomination paper with the Town Clerk. The nomination period commences on May, 1, 2018. The deadline for filing is July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Candidate and Third Party Advertiser packages are now available at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, Hanover.

Candidate Nomination & Third Party Advertiser Registration Notice

Candidate Information Package

So You Want to Run for Council 2018 - Click on the link to register.

This updated for 2018 course will provide an overview of what you should know before you decide to run for municipal office and sign your candidacy. The course contains quotes from Ontario Municipal Councillors; links to relevant sites, materials, and Acts; and participatory elements such as short knowledge quizzes, and a learning journal which can be printed at the end of the course.


On Voting Day, a person is qualified to be an Elector if he or she:

  • Is a Canadian Citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years of age;
  • Resides in the Town of Hanover or is an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Hanover, or the spouse of an owner or tenant in the Town of Hanover; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting because he or she:
    • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
    • Is a corporation
    • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
    • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act

It is the responsibility of the Elector to ensure they are a qualified elector.

Electors will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail on or around October 4, 2018, providing instructions and a secure Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use to vote by either the internet or telephone. Electors can vote at anytime during the voting period which is from 10:00am on October 12th, through to October 22nd at 8:00pm. There is no need to wait to vote on Voting Day as there will be NO POLLS.

Internet and Telephone Voting Information Session

Want to find out more information about the voting process for the upcoming 2018 Municipal & School Board Elections? An information session is scheduled in the Town of Hanover.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm | P & H Centre Lion's Den, 269 7th Avenue

Click below to view Internet Voting Tutorial

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A Third Party Advertisement is a message in any medium, i.e., signs, billboard, newspaper, radio, etc. promoting or opposing a candidate, or a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a question, referendum, or an issue associated with a person or political party participating in an election.

Advertising that does not cost money to post or broadcast, such as comments made on social media or email, is not considered a Third Party Advertisement.​

The Municipalities of Grey County are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee (GCCAC) for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Purpose of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee

A compliance audit committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for candidates and third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election.

The committee also considers reports from municipal clerks that identify contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits.

Joint Committee for Grey County Municipalities

Section 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) requires all municipalities to establish a compliance audit committee of not fewer than three members and not more than seven members. The municipalities of Grey County are establishing a joint committee of members who will serve on retainer and from whom sub-committees (Sitting Committees) will be established to address each application for a compliance audit and each instance of identified over-contribution.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • GCCAC members should have the ability to understand and apply the election campaign finance provisions of the MEA and must be consideredimpartial with respect to their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Preference shall be given to those applicants with experience in accounting, municipal administration and/or law.

Term and Payment

The GCCAC will be established by October 1, 2018 and continue until 2022. Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $1000 for the four-year term which will include one mandatory training session and any preparation/review required.

If a Sitting Committee needs to convene, a per-meeting remuneration of $150 for meetings under 4 hours and $250 for meetings more than 4 hours (plus mileage) will also be provided.

Application Process

A copy of the required application form can be found below or requested from the Town Clerk.

Completed applications can be submitted by September 7, 2018 to:

Heather Morrison, Clerk
Grey County 

or by regaular mail to:

Corporation of the County of Grey
595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3

May 1 to July 27, 2018 Nomination Period - Nominations may be filed by candidates at the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm), with the last day for filing being Friday, July 27, 2018 between 9:00 am at 2:00 pm.
July 27, 2018 Nomination Day - Last day in which nominations may be filed by candidates at the Clerk’s Office (between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm). Nominations will not be accepted after 2:00 pm.
July 27, 2018 Withdrawal of Nomination - Last day to withdraw nominations. Candidates may withdraw their Nomination by filing in person a written withdrawal with the Clerk before 2:00 pm. 
July 30, 2018  Certification of Nomination - The Town Clerk will certify nomination papers before 4:00 pm and notify, as soon as practicable, any candidate deemed ineligible for office.
July 30, 2018 Acclamation of Candidates - After 4:00 pm, the Town Clerk will declare all candidates to be duly elected if they are the only qualified individuals seeking candidacy for a respective office.
August 30, 2018 Internet & Telephone Voting Information Session - 7:00 pm | Lion's Den at the P & H Centre, 269 7th Avenue.
September 4, 2018 Voters' List - The Town Clerk shall make the Voters’ List available for election purposes only.
September 4 to
October 22, 2018
Revision Period - Eligible voters whose names do not appear on the voters’ list or are identified incorrectly may file a revision application with the Town Clerk using the prescribed form.
October 3, 2018 Meet the Candidates Night  - sponsored by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. 
Location: Hanover Civic Theatre (time to be confirmed)
October 4, 2018  Voter Information Letter - Electors should receive their Voter Information Letter on or around this date.
October 12 to 22, 2018 Voting Period - The Voting Period will be from Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am until Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
October 22, 2018 Posting of Results - Results will be posted no earlier than 8:30 pm in the Hanover Council Chambers and on the Town website.
December 3, 2018 Term of Office Commences - Inaugural meeting of the new Council at 7:00 pm in the Hanover Council Chambers.
December 31, 2018 Campaign Period - This is the last day a candidate can raise funds for his or her campaign unless an extension is granted by the Clerk (the campaign period begins when nomination is filed). The end of a campaign period can also occur on the date in which a candidate withdraws his or her nomination or on the day it is rejected by the Clerk.