Municipal Elections 2018

Municipal and School Board Elections: October 22, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, voters in Ontario will elect mayors, councillors, school board trustees and other elected officials in municipal elections held across the Province.

The District School Board of Niagara has 11 elected trustee members who represent the 12 municipalities within the Niagara Region.

I am a Voter:

Ensure you’re on the voting list for the upcoming election

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address. 

Updating this information will help to ensure that Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.

When do I vote?

Voting day is Monday, October 22.

Where do I vote?

You can get information about your voting location by contacting your local municipality.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs 2018 Municipal and School Board Election Resources

2018 Voters' guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections

Key Dates

May 1, 2018

First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, councillor or school board trustee

Campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed

July 27, 2018

Nomination day (the deadline to file a nomination)

October 22, 2018

Voting Day

I am a candidate

Running for Trustee is an excellent way to serve your community and support student success in Niagara’s public schools.

Can I distribute my literature through schools or visit schools?

While we appreciate candidate’s desire to serve their communities, the DSBN and its schools are politically neutral. In the interest of fairness to all candidates, we are unable to distribute literature from candidates for any level of office.

We are similarly unable to accept school visits from candidates. However, schools may host all-candidates debates, which is permissible.


Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) resources for trustees candidates and voters