Municipal Election Information

Town of Ajax 2014 Municipal Election October 20-27, 2014

The Town of Ajax is making elections more convenient, more accessible, and more sustainable than ever before by offering internet and telephone voting!

Busy lives and long commutes can make it difficult to attend a polling station within limited hours on a single day. For the 2014 Election, Ajax voters will be able to cast a ballot from the comfort of their home using a computer, smart phone, tablet device, or touchtone phone, 24 hours a day over an eight day period from October 20-October 27, 2014! For voters that dont have these devices, require extra assistance, or just prefer to attend a polling station, the Town will still operate polling stations during the advanced period, and on Election Day.

In addition to the convenience, electronic voting can provide for an independent and private voting experience for persons of varying abilities, allowing persons with visual impairments to access audio ballots, and enabling persons with assistive technology and assistive computer devices to utilize them in marking a ballot.

Electronic voting is also more environmentally sustainable. For the 2014 Election, the Town will no longer require the printing and subsequent shredding of more than 60,000 paper ballots, and will be providing Voters Lists to candidates in electronic format only.

View the list of Registered Candidates

Offices to be Elected

On October 27th, Ajax electors will go to the polls to elect their local representatives.

The offices to be elected are:

  • One Mayor
  • Two Regional Councillors
  • Four Local Councillors
  • One Regional Chair, Region of Durham*
  • Two Trustees, Durham District School Board
  • Two Trustees, Durham Catholic District School Board
  • One Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • One Trustee, Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud

* For the first time ever, voters across Durham Region will now be able to cast a ballot for the Chair of Durham Regional Council. This position was previously appointed by members of Regional Council.

Important Dates

  • Candidate Nomination Period January 2 to September 12, 2014
  • Enumeration April to June 2014.
    • Municipal Property Assessment Corporation updates voters list.
  • Voting Period October 20 to October 27, 2014.
  • New Term Begins Dec 1, 2014

 Interested in becoming a candidate?

Nominations for candidacy will be accepted beginning January 2, 2014. Persons wishing to file a nomination must attend in person at Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave S, Ajax) to complete the necessary paperwork, including a Nomination Paper Form 1. For information on where and how to file a nomination, please refer to the Towns Official Notice of Nomination.

Looking for more information on candidacy? Check out the Town of Ajax Candidates Guide, or the Candidates Guide provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Who is eligible to vote?

A person is entitled to be an elector in the 2014 Municipal Election if, on voting day, he/she is:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Town of Ajax or an owner or tenant of land (as assessed under the Assessment Act) in the Town of Ajax, or the spouse of such owner or tenant

For more information about voter eligibility, please refer to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housings Voters Guide.

Which Ward do I live in?

Refer to the Town of Ajax Ward Boundary Map  to determine in which ward you reside.

Inquiries regarding the upcoming 2014 Municipal Election in Ajax can be directed to Nicole Wellsbury, Deputy Returning Officer, at nicole.wellsbury@ajax.ca or 905-619-2529 ext. 3342. 

Ontario municipal government elections are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October. Prior to the vote in 2006, the period between elections had been 3 years. For example, 2000, 2003 and 2006 were municipal election years.

Additional Resources

By-elections are held between municipal elections to fill a seat that has become vacant due to a Councillor stepping down.

Municipal Election Results

2010 Election Results

2008 By-Election Results

2006 Election Results

2003 Election Results

2000 Election Results

1997 Election Results