Offices to be Elected

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Nomination Process

Nominations in the Town of Whitby will be accepted beginning on May 1, 2018 for the Offices noted in the table below.

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, nominations must be filed using the prescribed forms, accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee and nominations for an office on a council must be endorsed by at least 25 persons.  The filing fee is $200.00 for the offices of Mayor and Regional Chair and $100.00 for all other offices.  The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order. 

A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent at the Office of the Town Clerk for the Town of Whitby (unless otherwise noted), during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day). If a nomination for a candidate is filed by an agent, a letter must be submitted at the time of filing which authorizes the agent to file on behalf of the candidate. The letter must be signed by the candidate, and commissioned or notarized by a person authorized under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act or Notaries Act. In addition to this letter, an agent must also provide a copy of the candidate's ID to be retained on file. No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until a nomination paper has been filed.

Offices for Election

Office Number to be Elected

Regional Chair*

One to be elected by all electors in the Region of Durham

Mayor

One to be elected by all electors in the Town of Whitby

Regional Councillor

Four to be elected by all electors in the Town of Whitby

Local/Ward Councillor

Four to be elected, by electors in each of the four wards, in the Town of Whitby

Durham District School Board Trustee

Three to be elected by all English public school electors in the Town of Whitby 

Durham Catholic District School Board Trustee

Two to be elected by all English catholic school electors in the Town of Whitby

conseiller (ère), Conseil scolaire Viamonde**

One to be elected by all French public electors in the Region of Durham, the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough, and the Cities of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Quinte West

conseiller (ère), Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir**

One to be elected by all French catholic electors in the Region of Durham, the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough and the Cities of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Quinte West

 * Nominations will be received in Legislative Services, Corporate Services Department, Regional Municipality of Durham, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario.

** Nominations will be received in City Clerk Services, City of Oshawa, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario.

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Whitby Town Council

Town Council is made up of nine* Council Members elected by Whitby voters for a four-year term of office.

The Mayor and four Regional Councillors are elected by the entire community. Local Councillors are elected by residents from each of the following four wards: North (1), West (2), Centre (3), and East (4).

* In September 2016, while maintaining its 28-seat membership, Durham Regional Council approved By-law # 40-2016 to change its composition which included an additional Regional Councillor seat for Whitby. In 2017, the Town of Whitby passed By-law # 7219-17 to change Town Council from eight members to nine members for the 2018 to 2022 term.