Person's hand dropping an election ballot in a ballot box

Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years in October. Municipal Elections are governed by The Municipal Elections Act. Important changes were made to the Municipal Elections Act for the 2018 Election including:

  • A shortened Nomination Period
  • Nomination endorsement signatures
  • The addition of Registered Third Parties

2018 Municipal Election

Select your topic of interest below to to learn more about West Lincoln's 2018 Municipal Election. 

2018 certified election results

Download and review the 2018 Certified Election Results.

2018 financial statements

Candidates who participated in the 2018 Municipal Election must file a financial statement (Form 4). This statement details the income and expenses incurred during the candidate's campaign. All financial statements are public documents and are retained by the Clerk until the new council takes office following the next election. The Municipal Elections Act states the Clerk must make financial statements available at no charge for viewing on a website as soon as possible after the document is filed.

If a financial statement was not submitted, the Clerk issues a Notice of Default to the candidate and notifies Council. Candidates in default are ineligible to be elected or appointed to any office to which The Act applies until after the next regular election has taken place.

Candidate financial statements

You can review candidate financial statements by clicking on the corresponding links provided below.

Candidates for Regional Councillor

Albert Witteveen

Terry Bell

Candidates for Mayor

Dave Bylsma

Douglas Joyner

Joann Chechalk

Paul Wiebe

Candidates for Ward 1

Edward Fulford

Edward Woods

Jason Trombetta

Mike Rehner

Candidates for Ward 2

Christopher Coady

Eric Leith

Harold Jonker

Shelley Ann Bradaric

Candidates for Ward 3

Cheryl Ganann

Nicholas Beaudin

Sandra Magnini

William Reilly

DSBN School Board Trustee

Doug Newton

Candidate, withdrawn

John Ganann

Clerk's Report

Section 88.23(3c) of the Municipal Elections Act requires that in the case of a default, the Clerk make available to the public the name of the candidate and a description of the nature of the default.

Download the Clerk's Report

Niagara Compliance Audit Committee

The Municipal Elections Act requires each municipality and school board in Ontario to establish a compliance audit committee to consider compliance audit applications. In 2018, the municipalities and school boards in Niagara partnered to establish the joint Niagara Compliance Audit Committee. Powers and functions of the committee are under Sections 88.33-88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act.

The purpose of the committee is to:

  • consider whether to grant or reject a compliance audit application made by an eligible elector
  • appoint an auditor, if the application is granted
  • receive and consider the auditor's report and decide whether to begin legal proceedings
  • consider reports from the Clerk, identifying contributors who appear to have violated election contribution limits and decide whether to begin legal proceedings

Visit Niagara Compliance Audit Committee to learn more.

For more helpful information on elections, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.