Reports & Positions

Local Elections



Every four years millions of Ontarians exercise their democratic franchise by voting in municipal elections. Over the past 10 years municipal elections have shifted towards greater modernization and sophistication. The use of technology has expanded at a rapid rate, and new voting methods have moved from the periphery to the core. AMCTO and its members work hard to ensure that elections at the local level are free and fair, and that the right to vote is protected for all who seek to exercise it.  
 

RESOURCES

 2018 Post-Election Survey

High-level results of AMCTO’s 2018 post-election survey of municipal election administrators. Results include voter turnout, vote casting and counting methods, and views on new election requirements like third-party advertising.

 AMCTO Submission on Ranked Ballots

This submission contains AMCTO's comments on the two regulatory proposals that would provide the framework for any municipalities who want to use ranked ballots in future local elections.

 AMCTO Committee Presentation on Bill 181

In May of 2016 AMCTO delivered a presentation before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs presentations the association's feedback on Bill 181 (the Municipal Elections Modernization Act).

 AMCTO 2015 MEA Submission

In 2015 the government conducted a review of the Municipal Election Act. AMCTO's submission contains 23 recommendations designed to modernize, and provided greater clarity and consistency to the Act.

 2014 Post Election Survey Results

Following the 2014 municipal election, AMCTO conducting a survey of clerks from across the province. The results cover vote casting and counting methods, voter turnout, and other important data from the 2014 election.

 2010 AMCTO Elections Survey & Report

Following the 2010 municipal election, AMCTO conducting a survey of clerks from across the province. The results cover vote casting and counting methods, voter turnout, and other important data from the 2010 election.

 
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