2018 Municipal Elections

 Municipal and School Board Election 2018

The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday October 22, 2018.  The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, came into effect June 9, 2016 and made changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 Municipal Elections.  For an overview of these changes please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Elections website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.

Alternative Voting - 2018 Municipal Election

On December 16, 2016, the Council of the Township of Central Frontenac approved the use of Alternate Voting for the 2018 Municipal Elections.  Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone 24/7 anywhere they have an internet or telephone line.  This is an accessible environmentally-friendly, and convient method of voting.  Internet voting provides votes with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at the voting location, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationsers to vote from anywhere.

Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote by either the internet or telephone.  The voting period being the advanced vote and including voting day, will be for a term of 8 (eight) full days commencing Monday October 15, 2018 @ 8:00 AM and ending on October 22 2018 @ 8 PM.

A help desk will be available at the Township Office, located at 1084 Elizabeth St, Sharbot Lake, Ontario to provide assistance during regular business hours from Monday October 15, 2018 to Friday October 19, 2018 and on Monday October 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Are you on the Voters' List?

The Voters' List for the Township of Central Frontenac is prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct property assessments for tax purposes on behalf of municipalities, and is legislated to provide municipalities wit ha Preliminary List of Electors in a municipal election year.  This list is used by Municipal Clerks to produce the final Voters' List used for the election.

MPAC administers voterlookup.ca which is an online service available to electors.  Using voterlookup.ca, electors can confirm and update their electoral information for the purposes of the Preliminary List of Electors for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.  MPAC will launch voterlookup.ca during the spring of 2018.

Important Events & Dates

So You Want to Run for Council? Presentation - April 30, 2018 @ Soldiers Memorial Hall, Sharbot Lake

NOMINATION DAY STARTS - Tuesday May 1, 2018

ENUMERATION FORMS - Monday June 4, 2018  must be returned to the MPAC Office in order to on Preliminary List of Electors.

Candidate Training Session - June 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clar-Mill Hall

NOMINATION DAY ENDS - Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

VOTING DAY - Monday October 22, 2018

Orientation for New and Returning Councillors – November 1, 2018 @ Lions Hall, Verona

New Term of Council – December 1, 2018

Did not receive your Voter Instruction Letter or need it corrected

Want to vote in the 2018 Municipal Election this October and not on the voters list or need to make corrections to the voters list

Plese complete Form EL15


If you are a new resident or if you’ve moved in the last several years, you may need to update your information.




Nominations for the positions listed below can be filed by the candidate in person or by an agent, with the Clerk or her designate between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Township office. To file a Nomination you must provide the following: the completed prescribed Nomination Form, the completed prescribed Endorsement Signature Forms, A Declaration of Qualification, the Nomination Fee and proof of identity and residence. No faxed or electronically transmitted nomination paper will be accepted. The prescribed nomination filing fee for the Head of Council (Mayor) is $200 and for all other offices $100. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque or money order.

Additional information, including the Nomination Procedures and Forms, can be found on the municipal website or picked up at your municipal office during regular office hours.









Ward 1 - Kennebec



Ward 2 – Olden



Ward 3 – OSO



Ward 4 – Hinchinbrooke



A nomination must be filed with the Clerk or designate in the municipal office before a person becomes a candidate for the office to which he or she is nominated.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available in the Township of Central Frontenac, nominations will be reopened by the appropriate Returning Officer, for the vacant positions only. Additional nomination papers would then be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 1, 2018.

Nominations for English language school board trustees may be filed at the following locations at a time when the applicable municipal office is open from May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 and on July 27, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


School Board

Electoral District







Limestone District School Board

(English Language Public)

Townships of Central and North Frontenac and Addington Highlands



Office of the Clerk Administrator, Township of Central Frontenac 1084 Elizabeth Street,

Sharbot Lake





Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Bd.

(English Language Separate)

Townships of South, Central and North Frontenac



Office of the Clerk Administrator, Township of South Frontenac

4432 George St.







 French Language School Board Trustees: Contact John Bolognone, Clerk/Returning Officer for the City of Kingston.

For additional information contact:

Township of Central Frontenac Municipal Office
1084 Elizabeth St, PO Box 89, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0
(613) 279 - 2935

Cathy MacMunn, Clerk Administrator

Donna Longmire, Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief

Endorsement of Nomination Form 2

Nomination Paper Form 1

Third Party Advertising


Individuals, corporations and unions can register as third party advertisers and can also make contributions to third party advertisers.

Their party advertisers will need to register with the Township of Central Frontenac Clerk’s Office and complete registration papers. If they want to advertise in more than one municipality, they have to register in each municipality.

Registration allows a third party advertiser to promote or oppose any candidate that the electors in the Township of Central Frontenac can vote for (local council or school board trustee positions).

Third party advertising must be done independently of candidates, who are not able to direct a third party advertiser. Candidates are not able to register as third party advertisers.

Registration for third party advertisers begins Tuesday, May 1, 2108 and closes on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Guide for third party advertisers

Notice of Registration-Third Party Form 7

Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Information Session - 2018 Municipal Election

Third Party Advertiser Information from the session that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs put on at the Township of South Frontenac Council Chambers.


The Ministry of Municipal Affairs will be conducting a Candidate Training Session for potential Candidates and Third Party Advertisers on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Clar Mill Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm. Topics to be discussed include:

• Roles and responsibilities of elected officials, staff and third party advertisers
• Eligibility rules
• Nomination process
• Campaign finances
• Compliance audit
• Voters’ list and voting proxy
• Scrutineers
• Recounts
• Resources

For further information, please contact Cathy MacMunn, Clerk Administrator or Donna Longmire, Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief

The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Municipal Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The Clerk’s Office has prepared a package containing information for those individuals who are thinking about running as a candidate in the Municipal and School Board Elections. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidate Guide has been provided below as well.





Frances L. Smith

Mayor- Township of Central Frontenac (Acclaimed)


(613) 279-3144

Tom Dewey

Councillor - Kennebec District (Ward 1)


(613) 335-2834

Isaac Hale

Councillor - Kennebec District (Ward 1)

isaachale335@gmail.com (613)-335-2073

Cindy Lynn Kelsey

Councillor - Kennebec District (Ward 1)

sinderell1984@hotmail.com (613)-336-8277

Victor Heese

Councillor - Olden District (Ward 2)

victoryhaze@mac.com  (613) 331-3655

Elwin H. Burke

Councillor - Olden District (Ward 2)   (613)-279-1165
Dan Cunningham Councillor - Olden District (Ward 2) dcunningham11@hotmail.ca (613)-335-4723
Bill Everett Councillor - Olden District (Ward 2) wkeverett@outlook.com


Bill MacDonald Councillor - Oso District (Ward 3) (Acclaimed) billmacdo@outlook.com (613) 279-3224

Sherry Whan

Councillor - Oso District (Ward 3) (Acclaimed)



Nicki Gowdy

Councillor - Hinchinbrooke District (Ward 4)



Phillip Andrew Smith

Councillor - Hinchinbrooke District (Ward 4)


(613) 539-7670

Brent Cameron

Councillor - Hinchinbrooke District (Ward 4)


(613) 374-2641


Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates Guide

Form 4 - Financial Statement

Official List of Certified Candidates


Municipal Elections Act, 1996 [s. 37(1)]
I hereby declare the certified candidates listed below to be acclaimed to the office that follows
their respective names pursuant to Section 37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996:





Frances L. Smith


1476 Over the Hills Rd,
Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2P0

Bill MacDonald

Councillor — Ward 3 (Oso)

2472 Bell Line Rd.
Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2P0

Sherry Whan

Councillor — Ward 3 (Oso)

2977 Crow Lake Road
Tichborne, ON KOH 2V0

Karen McGregor

Limestone District School
Board Trustee — English

1017 Elizabeth Street
Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2P0

Dated this 30th day of July, 2018
Municipal Clerk designate: Cathy MacMunn

 School Board Trustee Candidates


School board trustees are the members of a school board. They are locally elected representatives of the public, and they are the community’s advocate for public education. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the Education Act.

A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement, well-being and equity and to participate in making decisions that benefit the board’s entire jurisdiction while representing the interests of their constituents. Trustees must also communicate the views and decisions of the board back to their constituents.




Name of Candidate


School Board

Contact Information

Leslie Ford

School Board Trustee

Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB)

For further information, please contact the Clerk’s
Department in South Frontenac at (613) 376-3027

Karen McGregor

School Board Trustee (Acclaimed)

Limestone District School Board (LDSB)

For further information, please contact the Clerk’s
Department in Central Frontenac at (613) 279-
Diane Burns School Board Trustee School Board Trustee,
Le Conseil Des Ecoles Catholiquies De Langues Francaise Du Centre Est
For further information, please contact the City of
Kingston Election Office at (613) 546-4291 ext.
Michel Charron School Board Trustee School Board Trustee,
Le Conseil Des Ecoles Catholiquies De Langues Francaise Du Centre Est
For further information, please contact the City of
Kingston Election Office at (613) 546-4291 ext.
Rachel Laforest School Board Trustee (Acclaimed) French Language Separate – Le
Conseil des Écoles Catholiques de
Langue Française du Centre-Est
For further information, please contact the City of
Kingston Election Office at (613) 546-4291 ext.
Wendy Proctor School Board Trustee Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Department in South Frontenac at (613) 376-3027




For further information regarding the 2018 School Board Elections, refer to the following sites:

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

 Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I file Nomination papers?

Nominations can be filed starting May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. You must filll out the Nomination Forms and file them with the Clerk at the Township Office, 1084 Elizabeth St, Sharbot Lake. Nominations Forms are available on the Township website or at the Township Office.

When does my campaign period start?

Your campaign period begins the day you file your Nomination.

How many endorsement signatures do I need if I am running for Council?

If you are running for Municipal Council in a municipality that has more than 4,000 electors, you must submit a minimum of 25 signatures endorsing your nomination.

Can I run in a different ward?

You can run in any ward. You do not have to live in a particular ward in order to be its Councillor. However, if you run in a ward where you do not live, you will not be able to vote for yourself. Having a campaign office or a business in a ward where you would not be otherwise eligible to vote does not make you eligible to vote in that ward.

Are there campaign restrictions?

Campaigning, including campaign advertising, is not permitted before the filing of Nomination Papers by a Candidate. Election Campaign Advertisements are not permitted on municipally owned property.

What are the responsibilities of a broadcaster/publisher?

Broadcasters and publishers have new responsibilities related to the campaign advertisements of candidates and Third Party Advertisers. Information for broadcasters and publishers can be found at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page219.aspx#broadcasters

What wording should be used to fulfill the requirement to add information to Campaign Advertisements to identify the Candidate is responsible for the advertisement /sign?

Section 88.3(2) of the Municipal Elections Act states “An election campaign advertisement purchased under the direction of the candidate shall identify the candidate.” The Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidate Guide states in the section on Campaigning - Signs “All of your campaign signs and other advertising must identify that you are responsible for the sign. This is so that people seeing the sign or advertisement can tell that it is from your campaign, rather than from a third party advertiser.” Neither the Act nor the Guide provide specific details on the wording which must be included. The main thing is it needs to be clear the sign is part of your campaign.

This page will be updated with questions as they are received and answered by the Clerk’s Department.

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