Please note: We have extended in-person voting until 9 p.m. and online voting until 10 p.m. to accommodate voters. Thank you for taking part in the democratic process and we appreciate your patience. Real-time, unofficial results will begin to be available as of 10 p.m.

Key Dates

October 3, 2018

Advance Voting Day*

Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room)

October 6, 2018

Advance Voting Day*

Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Hespeler Arena and Preston Auditorium, and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room)

October 9, 2018

Online Voting Opens (at 10:00 a.m.)

October 10, 2018

Advance Voting Day*

Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room)

October 13, 2018

Advance Voting Day*

Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Hespeler Arena and Preston Auditorium, and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room)

October 22, 2018 Online Voting Closes (at 7:59 p.m.)
October 22, 2018

Election Day**

Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the polling place listed on your voter information card

*Accessible voting devices will be available on advanced voting days at Cambridge City Hall, Bowman Room. 

**Accessibile voting devices will be available on Election Day at Preston High School, 550 Rose Street, Cambridge, ON.

Voter guide and information

Take a look through our Guide and Information for Voters to learn more about the municipal election, the voting process, ID requirements and accessible voting options.

 Voter eligibility

To be eligible to vote in Cambridge, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A Canadian citizen

  • At least 18 years of age

  • A resident of Cambridge, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in Cambridge or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant

  • Is not legally prohibited from voting 

 Voter identification

A person may present, as proof of identity and residence for the purposes of subparagraph 52 (1) 1 ii of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, an original, or a certified or notarized copy, of a document that is listed below and shows the person's name and qualifying address.

 Proof of identity and residence qualifying documents
  1. An Ontario driver’s licence
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  3. An Ontario Photo Card
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  12. An income tax assessment notice
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  21. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  22. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  23. A hospital card or record
  24. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  25. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
  26. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
  27. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  28. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

Where any one of the above documents is not available for presentation at the voting place, the elector shall complete an application in the prescribed form (Declaration of Identity— Form 9), including a statutory declaration that he or she is the elector shown on the voters’ list.

 Voter Feedback

The City of Cambridge is committed to providing high quality customer service that enables all participants to fully enage in the electoral process.  Please take a moment to complete our Voter Feedback Form and let us know how we are doing.  Completed forms can be returned to your polling place on Election Day, the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor, 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON N1R 8S1, or e-mailed to 

Are you on the Voters' list?

The City of Cambridge receives voter data from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  

Application to Amend the Voters' List for additions or corrections, deletion, or alteration of the individual school support entry shown on the Voters' List may be made at the Office of the City Clerk commencing September 4, 2018 to October 22, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (except Satudays and Sundays) and on October 22, 2018 at the appropriate poll location prior to the close of the poll. Completed forms must be returned to the Clerk's Division at City Hall, in person (2nd Floor, 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON). Acceptable identification (valid driver's licence or passport) must be shown when submitting the completed form. Applications are also available from the Clerk's Division. 

Voter Information Cards

Prior to the election, you will be sent a voter information card in the mail.  This card tells you ways to vote, where your polling place is located and when to vote.  Remember to bring this card to the polling place with you if you choose to vote in-person. 

Please note: St. John's on the Hill United Church located at 241 Cedar Street, Cambridge, ON, N1S 1W6, is now called Cedar Hill United Church. 

Upcoming debates, forums and information sessions

Rogers TV

Rogers TV is hosting 36 debates for Waterloo Region, and the Cambridge-specific debates are provided below:

All debates can be viewed online at 

List of Offices

  • Mayor
  • Ward Councillor (8 Councillors) 
  • Regional Chair 
  • Regional Councillor (2 Regional Councillors)
  • Trustee, Waterloo Region District School Board (3 Trustees)
  • Trustee, Waterloo Catholic District School Board (3 Trustees)
  • Trustee, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (1 Trustee)
  • Trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde (1 Trustee) 

Certified Candidates

See a list of candidates who are certified to run in the 2018 municipal election. 

Ranked Ballot Voting

The Province of Ontario has committed to providing municipalities with the option of using ranked ballots in elections, starting in 2018, as an alternative to the current system. While Cambridge will not be using ranked ballots in 2018, we are analyzing the option for the 2022 election. There is a question on the 2018 ballot about ranked ballot voting.

With a ranked ballot voting system, voters choose up to three candidates and rank them first, second, third based on preference. Whoever receives the majority (50% +1) of votes wins.

If after the first vote count, no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with the fewest first place votes is eliminated and the candidates ranked next in line on those ballots are  redistributed and added to the vote count of the remaining candidates. This process is repeated until a candidate receives a majority.

If you would like this form of voting for the next election, select yes.

If you would like to keep the current voting system as it appears on your ballot now, select no.

For more information, view our Ranked Ballot pamphlet or visit our Ranked Ballot Voting page.