For Voters

Why should I vote?

Your vote makes a difference.

It might feel like your vote won’t matter, but it will make a difference! Voting for a specific candidate isn’t an endorsement, it’s a preference. If you choose not to vote, you’re letting others decide who gets to make and enforce laws as your council. 

Its never been easier to register to vote! 

MPAC created voterlookup.ca to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections. Visit Voterlookup.ca today to make sure you are on the voters list. 

Vote anywhere, anytime!

You will be able to vote remotely using your own device in the comfort of your home.  The voting period for electors in the Town of Shelburne will be Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to Monday, October 24, 2022, at 8:00pm.

Municipal voter turn out

Sadly, voter turnout in municipal elections is rarely above 50% of eligible voters, much lower than turnout in provincial and federal elections. Did you know that the 2018 Municipal election had a 38.3% voter turnout overall across the province. The Town of Shelburne had a voter turnout of 39 percent:

  • Eligible voters: 4,876
  • Voted: 1,879

Choose who makes key decisions for you and your town by voting in Shelburne's Municipal Election this fall.

Who am I voting for?

When you vote, you choose who you want to be your:

  • Mayor (1)
  • Deputy Mayor (1)
  • Councillor(s) (5)
  • School Board Trustee(s)

The school boards for which you will elect trustees depending on your school support are:

  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board 
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (French Language Catholic School Board)

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor also represent you on Dufferin County Council.

Am I eligible to vote?

You must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • live in Shelburne (own or rent), or
  • don’t live in Shelburne, but you or your spouse own or rent property in Shelburne.

Check if you are on the voters list.

Administrative Office
203 Main Street East
Shelburne, ON L9V 3K7

Phone: 519-925-2600

Fax: 519 -925-6134

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.