Municipal Election 2018

University of Guelph students are vital to the development and growth of the City of Guelph. By participating in the Municipal Elections, students are exercising their right and expressing their desire to make Guelph a better place for future Gryphons. Topics like transit, community safety, environment, neighbourhood planning, and employment are not just issues for students. They’re issues that are important to everyone!


Five Reasons To Care About the Municipal Elections:

  • It can affect your transportation to and from campus
  • It can improve your understanding of Government
  • It can highlight the local issues that matter to you
  • It can develop our city for future Gryphons and Guelphites
  • And because you can


Advanced polls will be open Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th, with Election Day being Monday, October 22nd.


Municipal elections eligibility:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the City of Guelph; or
  • a non-resident of Guelph, but the person or their spouse owns or rents property in the City; or
  • a University of Guelph student residing in on-campus residence


Residence Students:

  • University of Guelph residence students are eligible to vote in the municipal election.
  • Resident students will need to bring:
    • An acceptable photo ID; and
    • Proof of Address, which can be downloaded and printed from their MyHousing portal. Once logged in, students can click on the “Proof of Address” tab on the right side of the page. This PDF document is signed by Irene Thompson, Director of Student Housing Service.


On-Campus Advanced Voting

  • An advanced polling station is available to University staff, students, and faculty at the Gryphon Athletics Centre on October 12, 2018 from 10am to 6pm.


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