Township of Norwich
2018 Municipal Election
Official Results

Declaration of Election

Voter Turnout Summary


2018 Ontario School Board Elections

Declaration of Election - English Public School Board

Declaration of Election - English Separate School Board


School Board Trustee Election -October 22, 2018
Making a Difference for Kids Guidebook
School Board Trustee's -
Who are they? Why are they important?
2018 Municipal and School Board Elections

NOTICE - 2018 Municipal By-Election - French Public School Board
(Conseil Scolaire Viamonde)

Official List of Certified Candidates French Public School Borad Trustee

Are you on the List? is an online service administered by The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) available to eligible electors. Using this service, electors can ensure that their information is correctly reflected for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.

Voterlookup is now offline. Please contact the Township of Norwich at 519-468-2410 to see if you are on the Voters List.

More Information

Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Township of Norwich - Ward Boundary Map- to be amended due to boundary adjustment with City of Woodstock

- Ward 2 Boundary Map

2018 Municipal and School Board Election Accessibility Plan

Financial Statements

All Candidates for the 2018 Municipal Election for the Township of Norwich have filed their financial statements in accordance with Sections 88.25(1) and 88.29(1)of the Municipal Elections Act.

Jim Palmer

Alan Dale

Tara King

Tyler Zacher-King

Ed Atfield

John Palmer

Lynne DePlancke

John Scholten

Larry Martin

Scott Takacs

2018 Municipal Election


Notice of Election

List of Certified Candidates

Declaration of Acclamation to Office

List of Certified School Board Candidates

List of Certified French Public Candidates

List of Filed Nominations

Municipal Elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The new term of Council begins December 1, 2018.

The Township of Norwich elects candidates to the positions of:

  • Mayor – to be elected at large
  • Councillor (4) – one to be elected per ward
  • School Board Trustees

Notice of Nomination

Information for candidates

Candidates can run for office by filing their nomination with the Clerk. The nomination filing fee is $200 for Mayor and $100 for all other offices. Nominations can be filed from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Each nomination must be endorsed by at least 25 eligible electors (excluding school board trustees). The fee shall be paid by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order, made payable to the municipality.

An individual, corporation or union must also register as a Third Party Advertiser during this time if they plan to incur expenses by advertising a message in any medium that supports or opposes a candidate or question on the ballot. Candidates are not able to register as third party advertisers.

The campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed. Election expenses cannot be incurred outside of the campaign period. Preliminary expense limits and other legislative documentation will be provided to candidates and third party advertisers on the day they file.

Nomination packages will be available to pick up from the Clerk's office starting Friday April 27, 2018 or bycontacting the Clerk's Department at 519-468-2410.

Candidate Eligibility

To be eligible as a candidate in the Township of Norwich you must meet the following requirements:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Township of Norwich, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in Township of Norwich or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

Candidate Campaign Finances

  • Thecampaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed with the Clerk.
    • Election expenses cannot be incurred outside of the campaign period.
  • Corporations and trade unions are no longer eligible to contribute to municipal election campaigns. This includes all council and school board elections. Corporations and trade unions can be third party advertisers and make contributions to third party advertisers.
  • A candidate who does not accept any contributions of money, or incur any expenses, is not required to open a separate election bank account.
    • Nomination filing fee is not considered a campaign expense
  • Candidates are responsible for keeping records of the financial activities related to their campaign. Remember to issue receipts for all donations of goods or services, obtain receipts for expenses incurred, and keep copies of all receipts.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to file a complete and accurate financial statement on time. Candidates should completely familiarize themselves with theappropriate sections of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

For further information about municipal and school board elections, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Election webpage or email

Voters List

2018 Voters List - The preliminary list of electors is now available.