The next municipal election will be held on October 24, 2022. Subscribe to this page to get an email when we add more information about the election, including how to vote and polling station jobs.

On this page:

  1. Key dates
  2. Candidate information
  3. Voter information
  4. Municipal election workers
  5. 2018 election

Key dates

Open the accordions below to find key dates in 2022 related to the municipal election.

May

Monday, May 2

August

Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

  • deadline for candidates to:
    • file a nomination
    • withdraw a nomination
    • change office

Monday, August 22

  • last day for the City Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers
September

Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 23

  • final campaign spending limits are provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers
  • final self-contribution limits are provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
October

Friday, October 21

  • last day to register as a third party advertiser

Monday, October 24

  • Election Day

Candidate information

Nomination and registration periods begin on May 2, 2022. Subscribe to this page to get an email when we add more information about nominations and registration.

To qualify as a candidate, you must meet all the following conditions:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident in the City of Kitchener or a non-resident of Kitchener and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City of Kitchener
  • not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or bylaw

To run for Mayor, Ward Councillor or School Board Trustee, you must file a nomination paper. Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.

All nominations for Mayor and Ward Councillor must include at least 25 endorsements in the prescribed form from eligible voters in the City of Kitchener. This is not required for School Board Trustee.


Voter information

If you meet all the following conditions, you are eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal election:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident in the City of Kitchener or a non-resident of Kitchener and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City of Kitchener
  • not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or bylaw

You can only vote once in the City of Kitchener municipal election, regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the City of Kitchener. You must vote in the ward that you are registered in as a voter on election day.

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.


Municipal election workers

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2018 election

The City of Kitchener is happy to provide residents with the most up-to-date information concerning the 2018 Municipal Election:

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

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.

More information

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