Voter Information for Municipal Elections
When are Municipal Elections?
The next general municipal election will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018. The municipal election for the Resort Municipality will be held Monday, August 13, 2018.
What are the Rules for Running a Municipal Elections
Election processes are the same for all municipalities and the procedures for general elections are guided by the Municipal Government Act (MGA), the Municipal Election Regulations, the Campaign Contributions and Election Expenses Regulations, and the Plebiscite Regulations.
View the Municipal Elections Page for more information.
Who can Vote in a Municipal Election?
You can vote in a municipal election if you*:
- Are a Canadian citizen
- Are at least 18 years of age or older
- Have lived in PEI for at least 6 months before election day
- Are ordinarily a resident in the municipality on election day
Different rules apply in the Resort Municipality (see section 32 of the MGA).
Where can I see a list of voters for my municipality?
The Municipal Electoral Officer (MEO) for your municipality is responsible for developing the voter’s list. Contact your MEO if you have questions.
While the preliminary and official voter’s list is only provided to election officials and to each officially nominated candidate or their agent, you can ask to verify your personal information.
Revisions to the voter’s list can be made until 11:59 am on October 23, 2018.
When will I learn the results of a municipal election?
The latest an MEO may verify the votes are by 10:00 am on the second day after the election. Depending on the need for recounts or a judicial review, the latest possible date for the declaration of candidates would be by November 19, 2018.
Municipalities may post the results on their website. Municipal Affairs will prepare an Election Summary Report once all of the municipalities have reported their results.
- 2018 Municipal Election Summary Report (not available yet)
Where can I find the contact information for a municipality?
You can check the municipality’s website for contact information. Municipal Affairs maintains a directory for all municipalities, based on the information provided by each municipality. View the Municipal Directory.
Note: This page is prepared for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized legal or professional advice.
February 28, 2018