CRTO Election Process

Elections are held for Council and Non-Council Committee Members in October every three years. The table below outlines the composition of the electoral districts and the number of seats in each.

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District 1

Voting District 1 Territorial districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay. (1 Council seat, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2018

District 2

Voting District 2Territorial districts of Cochrane, Timiskaming, Sudbury, Algoma, Manitoulin, Parry Sound and Nipissing and the District Municipality of Muskoka. (1 Council seat, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2018

District 3

Voting District 3Counties of Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Prince Edward and Renfrew and the united counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. (1 Council seat, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2017

District 4

Voting District 4Counties of Haliburton, Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Simcoe, the regional municipalities of Durham, York and Peel and The City of Toronto. (2 Council seats, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2017

District 5

Voting District 5Regional municipalities of Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Waterloo and Haldimand-Norfolk and the counties of Brant, Dufferin and Wellington. (2 Council seats, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2018

District 6

Voting District 6Counties of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Lambton, Kent and Essex. (1 Council seat, 2 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2017

District 7

Voting District 7Electoral district 7 is composed of the whole of the province of Ontario. (1 Council seat, 0 Non-Council seats)

Next Election Date: Fall 2018

Nominations must be received seven (7) days prior to the date set for the start of elections. Notice of the election and links to relevant election information are sent to all eligible Members at least 60 days prior to the election. To be eligible for election a CRTO Member must be in good standing (i.e., not be in default of payment of any fees or be the subject of a discipline or incapacity proceeding), hold a current General or Limited certificate of registration and be nominated by three eligible voters within the same district. Also, to avoid being in a conflict of interest situation, CRTO employees and employees, directors and officers of professional associations and organizations that produce entry-to-practice examinations, are not eligible for election within certain time periods. Members can only run for election in one electoral district.

A CRTO Member is eligible to vote in an electoral district if seven (7) days prior to the date set for the start of elections they are working in the electoral district, or if not working, they live in the electoral district.

The details of the election process can be found in article 16 of the CRTO By-law and in the Elections Process – Council Members and Non-Council Committee Members policy.