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 Municipal Office
 4591 Lambton Line,
 RR 4 Dresden, Ont.
 N0P 1M0
 Fax: 519-692-5511

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Council has decided to use Vote-By-Mail again this election. Voters can fill out their ballots in the privacy and convenience of their own home.  Casting a vote is as easy as mailing a letter!
In October, voters will receive a Voting Kit in the mail containing everything needed to vote by mail.  The voter simply follows the instructions in their kit, deposits their ballot in the mail, using the postage paid return envelope, and the ballots will be delivered to the Municipal Office for counting on Election Day.  It is the voter’s responsibility to ensure that they are on the Voter’s List to receive their mail-in-ballot. Please confirm with Township staff by September 1st, that you are on the Voter’s List.              
The Municipal Clerk is the Returning Officer for the Election and questions with respect to elections should be directed to the Clerk at 519-692-5148.

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Are you interested in running for Municipal Council?  Now is the time to get involved in the future of your community by becoming a member of your Municipal Council!

Nomination forms for the offices of (1) Mayor and (4) Councillors will be accepted by the Clerk starting on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and ending on Friday July 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm.  Forms can be filed with the Clerk, in person, at the Municipal Office, 4591 Lambton Line in Rutherford.


Note: Some forms will only be available online after April 1st – due to pending changes to the Elections Act.

  • Nomination Form - nominations must be on the prescribed form and must be presented in person. Emails or faxes will not be accepted;
  • A Nomination Filing Fee of $200 for the position of Mayor and a $100 nomination fee for Councillor (cash or debit, certified cheque or money order);
  • Proof of ID and Qualifying Address.

The term of office is a (4) four-year term commencing December 1, 2018 and ending on November 14, 2022.  All forms including “Candidate Filing Packages” and the “Vote-By-Mail Procedures” may be obtained online or from the Municipal Office.

Note: No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes, or incur expenses, until that person has filed a nomination paper.

INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR COUNCIL BUT WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION? Lambton County Municipalities have partnered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to host an “information session” for people interested in running for Municipal Council, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday April 11 from 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm @ Lambton County Building, 789 Broadway Street, Wyoming.

School Board Elections: To file nominations for School Board Trustee, please file with the Clerk of the associated municipality:

  1. St. Clair Catholic District School Board, South Lambton/East Kent – St. Clair Township
  2. Lambton-Kent District School Board, North Kent & South Lambton – Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  3. French Language Public School Board - Conseil Scolaire Viamond (Sector 8) – City of Sarnia
  4. French Language Separate School Board - Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (Area 1) – City of Sarnia