Voting Day for the next Municipal Election is Monday, Oct. 26, 2026.
Media presence at voting places
Media interested in attending a voting place to report, photograph or take video during the conduct of voting must follow the procedures laid out in policy EL004 - Media Presence at a Voting Place (PDF). Submit inquiries regarding Municipal Elections to email@example.com.
Guidance on statutory obligations for broadcasters and publishers (election advertisements)
Broadcasters and publishers must follow legislative requirements when running a candidate or third-party advertisement in respect to a Municipal Election.
Mandatory information must be provided to the broadcaster or publisher in writing before the advertisement appears.
For a candidate advertisement:
- name of the candidate
- name, business address and telephone number of the individual who deals with the broadcaster or publisher under the direction of the candidate
For a third-party advertisement:
- name of the registered third-party advertiser
- municipality where the third-party advertiser is registered
- name, business address and telephone number of the individual who deals with the broadcaster or publisher under the direction of the registered third-party advertiser
The broadcaster or publisher of a candidate or third-party advertisement must maintain records for four years after the date the advertisement appears. The public must be permitted to inspect the records during normal business hours.
These records must contain:
- Mandatory information described in section one (noted above)
- A copy of the advertisement or the means of reproducing it for inspection
- A statement of the amount charged for its appearance
Broadcasters or publishers as registered third-party advertisers
Broadcasters or publishers who wish to conduct third-party advertising must register as a third-party advertiser and follow the requirements of the Municipal Election Act, 1996.
Broadcasters and publishers should also be mindful of their ongoing obligations relating to contributions under the Municipal Election Act, 1996.
*Information herein is provided for reference only. For legal advice, please consult legal counsel.*