Election Day

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday October 22nd, 2018 for the 2018 - 2022 term of office.


Voting Method

The election method for the 2018 Municipal Election in the Village of Burk’s Falls will be by traditional ballot at one polling station. Check to make sure you are on the Voter's List.


Nomination Period

The nomination period for the 2018 Municipal Election will open May 1st, 2018 and will close July 27th, 2018 at 2:00pm.

2018 Candidates Information and Platforms

Each candidate is provided the opportunity to supply a "Candidate Platform" for the purpose of informing electors of their certification.  Platforms provided by candidates are written as received with no edits by municipal staff and posted on the municipal website in the order they are received.

Cathy Still
I have been honored and privileged to serve the ratepayers of the Village of Burk's Falls the past 18 years.  Much more is to be done.  I would like to be part of it. Please re-elect me.  


Denis Sabourin (Papa)

I am not a politician but believe that I have much to offer with my past experiences in municipal engineering, contract administration and business experience.  I have been well received in this Village and would like to be a part in seeing it grow as it should.  I have also sat on a variety of committees for the downtown improvements and would like to continue this. 

Contact information: 705-571-2309

Ryan Baptiste

I will protect the past, present and future of Burk's Falls.   I will explore opportunities that both protect and enhance your vision for our town. It starts with your vote, let's make positive changes together. 

Contact information: ryanforcouncil18@gmail.ca

Rex Smith

I am a proud Burk's Falls resident with the passion to continue to improve our community and build upon the work of our past and future Council.  Your continued support would be greatly appreciated. 

Contact information: rex.smith@sympatico.ca

Lisa Morrison

I am proud of what has been accomplished in the past 8 years and looking forward to future growth and prosperity for our Village. 

Contact information: 705-382-1870

Lewis Hodgson

This Council has made great advancements in the 14 years I have been on Council. There are many challenges to be had in the coming term and I would  like to bring my experiences forward to help our Village face them. 

Jarvis Osborne

20 + years with the Village.  Accomplishments over last 4 as a Councillor include a new water tower, Armstrong Bridge refurbished, Ontario St rehab in 2018 (working on a Community Improvement Plan and Waterfront Development) I will appreciate your vote.

Contact information: jandlosborne@sympatico.ca

School Board Trustee



Changes to the Municipal Elections Act

Effective June 9th, 2016 changes to the Municipal Elections Modernization Act 2016, took effect, making a number of changes to the Municipal Elections Act 1996. For further information regarding these changes please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website; https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-municipal-affairs

Important Dates

Nominations Open: May 1st, 2018
Nomination Deadline: July 27th, 2018, 2:00pm
Advanced Voting Day: October 13th, 2018 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Voting Day: October 22nd, 2018 10:00am – 8:00pm
Term of Office: December 1st, 2018 – November 14th, 2022

The New Guides

- 2018 Voters’ guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections
- 2018 Candidates’ guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections
- 2018 Guide for third party advertisers – Ontario municipal council and school board elections


Appointment for Voting Proxy
Declaration of Identity
Endorsement of Nomination
Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses
Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate
Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Third Party
Nomination Paper
Notice of Extension of Campaign Period
Notice of Registration - Third Party


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