2018 Municipal Election

The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Mayor and Town Councillors will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. 

Voting Period Begins - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM and ends on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 PM.  You can vote twenty-four hours a day, during this eight (8) day period.  More information.





Notice of Election Information

Candidate Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions, Revised on September 25, 2018.


Official List of Certified Candidates as of Monday, July 30, 2018 

Name of Candidate


Qualifying Address

John S. Beddows Mayor 475 Charles Street North, K7G1V8
Brian Brooks Mayor 525 Pine Street, Gananoque K7G 2Z2
Jim Garrah Mayor 456 Garden Street, K7G1J7
Ted Lojko Mayor 415 Stone Street South, K7G2A6
Christine Milks Mayor 110 Georgiana Street K7G 1M4
Dave Anderson Councillor 16 Princess Street, Gananoque, K7G2N1
Terry Ferguson Councillor 135 Birch Street, Gananoque K7G 2T5
Adrian Haird Councillor 661 Steel Street, Gananoque, K7G2E6
Matt Harper Councillor 265 North Street, Gananoque K7G1L9
Joe Jansen Councillor 685 Hillside Drive, Gananoque, K7G2E3
Mike Kench Councillor 463 North Street, Gananoque, K7G3B8
Allison McNaught Councillor 70 Pine Street, Unit 3, Gananoque, K7G1C5
Ian Miller Councillor 173 Pine Street, Unit 2, Gananoque, K7G1C6
Dennis O'Connor Councillor 231 Pine Street, Gananoque, K7G1C9
David Osmond Councillor 105 Garfield Street, Gananoque, K7G3G2
Lynn Pretsell Councillor 208 John Street, Gananoque, K7G1A7
Art Thivierge Councillor 239 John Street, Gananoque, K7G1A8
Harold Tulk Councillor 535 Pine Street East, Gananoque, K7G2Z2
Anne T. Warren Councillor 134 South Street, Gananoque, K7G1A2


Are you on the Voters list for the upcoming Municipal Election in October 2018?

To check if your name is on the Voters List, you may visit the Clerk's Office between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, or complete the Application to Amend the Voters' List Form EL15, and mail it to the Town Office, located at 30 King Street East, PO Box 100, Gananoque, ON  K7G 2T6.

Are You Eligible to Run for and Hold Office?

You may run for a Council position if you are eligible to vote in the election and fulfill all of the following requirements below:

Mayor and Council

  • You are a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You are least 18 years old;
  • You are not legally prohibited from voting, and; 
  • You are not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

It is the responsibility of the Candidate to determine whether or not they are eligible to run for and hold municipal or school board office.

Nomination Period - Closed on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Filing Nomination Papers - Amended on Monday, April 23, 2018

If you are satisfied that you meet the prescribed requirements, as set out in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and wish to campaign for office you must first file with the Clerk’s Office, located at the Town Hall, 30 King Street East, Gananoque, ON, during the Nomination Period (beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018, (Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) up to and including Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

The following documents are required to file:

  1. Form 1 – Nomination Paper
  2. Identification showing your name and address (i.e. Ontario Driver’s Licence, Ontario Health Card (photo card), Property Tax Assessment etc.), and;
  3. Nomination Fee:  $200 for Mayor and $100 for Councillor.

Accepted forms of Payment are:

  • Cash,
  • Debit,
  • Certified Cheque or Money Order, made payable to the Town of Gananoque.

The nomination filing fee is refunded when a candidate submits their Financial Statement (and Auditor's Report, if applicable) in March 2019.

A candidate cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign until the Nomination Paper has been filed.

Of note:  The prescribed Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2 is not required to be submitted with Nomination Papers, as the Town of Gananoque's number of eligible electors are below the legislated minimum number of 4,000.

Additional Information and Websites

2018 Candidates’ Guide
2018 Voter’s Guide