Municipal elections in Ontario occur on the fourth Monday of October every four years. The 2018 municipal election was held Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Voters elected a mayor, ward councillors, Region of Waterloo chair and councillors, and school board trustees (WRDSBWRCDSB, CSV and CSDCMA). These elected officials make important decisions that affect your city, region, and school boards.

On this page:

  1. Results
  2. Candidate financial statements
  3. Voting
  4. Elected offices


The City of Kitchener is happy to provide residents with the most up-to-date information concerning the 2018 Municipal Election. Reports from election day and our advanced polls can be found using the links below.

Advanced polls reports

Advanced polls recorded electors by ward and poll
 View this report
 Advanced polls recorded electors by location and date
View this report
 Advanced polls recorded electors by school support 
View this report

Election reports

Unofficial results report
View this report.
Official results
Mayor and members of council
View certificate
Regional chair
View certificate
Regional councillors
View certificate
Waterloo Region District School Board

View certificate

Ms. Natalie Waddell vacated her seat on the Waterloo Region District School Board effective June 2020. The Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees voted in favour of appointing Laurie Tremble effective June 26, 2020.

Waterloo Catholic District School Board
View certificate
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Monavenir
View certificate
Ballots cast by school support 
View this report.
Ballots Cast by voting location and school
View this report.
Candidates' results per voting location
View this report.
Results per office - overview
View this report.
Results numbers for declined and rejected ballots 
View this report

More information

City of Kitchener 2018 Municipal Election Results story map
 View election story map
 Story maps catalogue
 View story maps catalogue
 Open data portal
 View open data portal.

Candidate financial statements

Financial statements
Please see Financial Statements for candidates and third-party advertisers who have filed for the 2018 Municipal Election.
Notice of default
Please see list of candidates who are currently in default for filing Financial Statements for the 2018 Municipal Election. 
Compliance report
Please see the Compliance Report for the 2018 Municipal Election.
Notice of requirement to file financial statements

Please see filing requirements, deadlines and penalties for municipal candidates and registered third party advertisers to file Financial Statements.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, requires all election campaign periods for all offices to begin on the day she or he files a nomination for the office.

Candidates were not permitted to spend or raise money for their election until they had filed their nomination. Money, goods and services given to or accepted by a candidates, or on behalf of a candidate, for their election campaign are considered contributions. 

Candidates are only entitled to receive a refund of the nomination filing fee if their financial statement is submitted by the required deadline.


The Ministry of Municipal Affairs prepared the 2018 Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.

In order to vote you had to:

  • reside in Kitchener or be the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • be Canadian citizen;
  • be at least 18 years old; and,
  • not be excluded from voting as stated below or otherwise by law.

You could not vote if you were:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation;
  • acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy.

Separate school voters

In order to vote for a separate school board trustee, you had to be qualified to vote and also be Roman Catholic (which includes Greek and Ukrainian Catholics). If you are the spouse of a Roman Catholic voter, and you are not Roman Catholic, you were not able to vote for a separate school board trustee, even if your children attend a separate school and/or you have directed the school portion of your taxes to the separate school board.

Elected offices

Nominations will be received by the City Clerk for the offices of:

  • Regional chair
  • Mayor
  • Regional councillor for Cambridge, Kitchener or Waterloo
  • Ward councillor
  • Waterloo Region District School Board trustee
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board trustee
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • Conseil Scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir