Elections

The 2018 municipal elections took place on October 22. Results and financial statements are below. The next election will take place on October 24, 2022.

2018 election

Candidate financial statements (PDFs)

If you need the above documents in a different format, contact elections@waterloo.ca, 519-747-8777, or visit the Legislative Services counter on the third floor of city hall.

Compliance audits

Background

Each municipality and school board must appoint a compliance audit committee. Every candidate and registered advertiser must file a financial statement reporting contributions and expenses.

The City of Waterloo's Compliance Audit Committee considers applications to audit campaign finances of candidates and registered advertisers that have taken part in a municipal election.

See the compliance report (PDF) for the 2018 municipal election.

Committee functions
  • granting or rejecting applications for a compliance audit
  • appointing an auditor if the application is granted
  • receiving an auditor’s report and deciding if legal action is needed
  • determining whether to recover costs from the applicant if the auditor's report finds no illegal activity or reasonable grounds for the application
  • considering reports from the city clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits, and deciding if legal action is needed
Application process

If you have reasonable grounds to believe a candidate or advertiser has not followed election finance rules, you can apply for a compliance audit. Requirements for candidate financial reporting are set out in Ontario's municipal elections guide.

  1. In an email or written letter, set out the reasons why you believe the candidate or advertiser has not followed the rules.
  2. Submit to elections@waterloo.ca, drop off to city hall, or mail to:
    Legislative Services
    100 Regina Street South
    PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8
  3. The application must be submitted by June 27, 2019.

The deadline for a candidate to file a supplementary financial statement is September 27, 2019. If a candidate files a supplementary financial statement, an application for a compliance audit may be submitted within 90 days of the supplementary filing deadline.

For more information, contact elections@waterloo.ca, 519-747-8777, or visit the Legislative Services counter on the third floor of city hall.

Past results

If you require results or statements in a different format, contact 519-747-8704, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941, elections@waterloo.ca, or visit us at city hall