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Vote 2017 Municipal Election


Cell phone & computer

The Town of Hanover has selected to use the internet and telephone voting method for the 2018 municipal election. Paper ballots will not be used. Mail-in ballots will not be used.

Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection.

Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use to vote by either the internet or telephone. Electors will be able to vote up to ten days in advance of Voting Day on October 22, 2018. There is no need to wait to vote on Voting Day as there will be no polls.

Help Centre will be available at the municipal office to provide assistance. 

Click on the logo below to view Internet Voting Tutorial



The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting information (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) for municipal and school board elections. In addition, MPAC is legislated to conduct an Enumeration process which includes regular receipt of data extracts from the National Register of Electors (NROE), data received from the Ministry of Government Services for deceased persons, on-going updates of data from MPAC’s property assessment system, and data-matching routine enhancements. 

Before each municipal election, MPAC provides municipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors (PLE), used by municipal clerks to finalize the Voters’ List.

To further enhance MPAC’s Enumeration efforts, the online elector confirmation and update service will be reintroduced in early 2018. This online service creates a more efficient method to allow electors to confirm and/or update their electoral information for the purposes of inclusion on the PLE.


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.


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.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00am to 12:00 pm

Candidate Information Workshop - So You Want to Run For Council
(click on link for more information and to register)
Beaver Valley Community Centre, Large Hall
58 Alfred Street West, Thornbury


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Nomination Period Commences, s.33.
Monday, June 4, 2018 Municipal enumeration forms to be returned to MPAC to ensure inclusion of electors on preliminary list of electors (PLE).
Friday, July 27, 2018 Nomination Day (9:00am to 2:00pm)
Withdrawal of nominations before 2:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 Certification of nomination papers before 4:00pm
Acclamations after 4:00pm 
July 31 - September 1, 2018 Receipt of PLE from MPAC on a date between July 31 and September 1 of an election year as agreed upon by the Clerk and MPAC.
September 15 - 25, 2018 Prepare and distribute interim list of changes to Voters' List.
Monday, October 22, 2018 Voting Day
Tuesday, October 23, 2017 Clerk to declare official election results as soon as possible after Voting Day.
Monday, December 3, 2018 Term of office commences, s.6.
New council deemed organized when quorum of members have taken declaration of office.
Monday, December 31, 2018 Campaign period ends, s.88.24(1-2).