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2018 Municipal Election

sarnia votesVoting will begin on Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. You can vote 24/7 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018.

The City Clerk conducts elections for the following offices:

  • Mayor
  • City/County Councillors
  • City Councillors
  • School Board Trustees


Eligible electors can vote using a telephone, computer, cell phone, iPad, tablet, or laptop. This is an accessible, environmentally-friendly, and convenient method of voting. Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at voting locations, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationers to vote from anywhere.


Election Workers

The City of Sarnia will be hiring approximately 65 election workers for the 2018 municipal election. Election workers will provide support at Voter Help Centres and will visit retirement residences and long-term care homes to provide devices and to assist voters.

Workers must commit to a training session. Several workers will be required to staff the Voter Help Centre at City Hall from October 11- 22, while the majority of election workers will work on the final day of voting, October 22, when three additional Voter Help Centres will be open.

The following positions will be hired:

  • Greeters
  • Election Assistants – Assist voters using City-provided  devices or voter devices (i.e. cell or tablet), and/or assist Election Officials
  • Election Officials – Delegated powers of the Clerk to amend the voters list and issue new PINs


Apply to be an election worker at the following link: https://workerapplication.voterview.ca/3829


Nomination Period

The nomination period commences Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., and closes on Nomination Day Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.


Voter Help Centres

If you do not have access to a device to vote online or if you require assistance, you may visit Sarnia City Hall from October 11 to October 22 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays, and on Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The following locations will provide voter assistance on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm: Sarnia City Hall, Clearwater Arena, St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, and Bright’s Grove Public School.


Public Information Sessions for Internet and Telephone Voting




Tuesday, August 14

6:00 – 7:00  p.m.

Clearwater Arena, Lower Hall
1400 Wellington Street

Wednesday, September 19

10:00 – 11:00  a.m. and

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Sarnia City Hall, Council Chambers
255 Christina Street North


Information Packages

Click here to access the 2018 Council Candidates Information Package.

Click here to access the 2018 School Board Candidates Information Package.

Click here to access the 2018 Third Party Advertisers Information Package.



voter look up

Voter Look Up Tool for Municipal Election 2018

voterlookup.ca is the easiest way to ensure you are on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election.

  • Go to www.voterlookup.ca
  • You will need the following on hand:  your property address or assessment roll number and your full name and date of birth.
  • Enter either your personal information or your assessment roll number.  Click Next.  You may be asked to confirm additional information.  Simply follow the prompts that appear. You’re done!


Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections Toolkit toolkit


More Information

For more information please contact the Clerks Department by phone 519-332-0330 ext. 3320 or email clerks@sarnia.ca


City of Sarnia 2018 Municipal Election: Telephone Voting

City of Sarnia 2018 Municipal Election: Internet Voting

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