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Important Dates

Candidate nomination period begins​
May 1, 2018
Candidate nomination period ends​
July 27, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm
Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Information Session
June 21, 2018, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Advance Voting

October 15-22, 2018

Voting Day
October 22, 2018
New Term of Council begins
December 1, 2018

How to Vote

Voting is easy!

Voters will receive their Voter’s Information Letter in the mail around the first week of October. Voter’s will then be provided three (3) simple alternatives to vote. Starting on October 15th. 2018 at 10:00a.m and closing on October 22, 2018 at 8:00p.m, Voters can vote online by following the information on their Voters Information letter or can cast their vote via telephone by dialing the number on the Voters Information Letter and following the prompts to complete their vote.

For individuals that wish to attend a vote location and cast their ballot in person, they can do so at four (4) convenient locations on Election day ( October 22, 2018 10:00a.m- 8:00p.m).

For in person voting, voting location are as follows:

  • Tamworth Fire Hall - 630 County Road 4, Tamworth
  • Centreville Municipal Office - 4504 County Rd 4, Centreville
  • Yarker Fire Hall – 9 Mill Street, Yarker
  • Newburgh Fire Hall -12 Factory Street, Newburgh

How to Vote IN-Person

  1. Go to any of the 4 voting locations with your Voter’s information letter and a piece of identification.
  2. The election official will search your name on the Voters' List and mark you as voting.
  3. The election official will give you a voting ballot.
  4. You will go behind the voting screen and mark your ballot.
  5. Once you have finished marking your ballot, your ballot will be place into a secured ballot box.
  6. Following the closing of the polls, votes will be counted by election officials.

Voters' List 

The Voters' list is a list of people who can vote (eligible electors) in the 2018 Municipal Election.

The Voters' list is put together for each election based on information that is held by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

To check if you're on the voters list, click the image below. 

Voter look up

You can also contact MPAC at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) for more information

Certified List of Candidates

Note: This is a certified list of candidates who are nominated with the Township of Stone Mills for the 2018 Municipal Election.


2018 Stone Mills Elections Candidates

Reeve (1 to be elected)

Eric Smith


482A Cedarstone Rd.

Tamworth, ON


Phone: 613-379-2366

Email: Ericsmith2015@hotmail.com

Date Filed:

May 22, 2018

Edward (Ted) Darby


3841 County Rd. 1 E,

Yarker ON

K0K 3N0

Phone: 613-377-1687

Email: edarby@kos.net

Date Filed:

July 23, 2018

Doug Bearance


2330 County Rd. 4, 

Camden East, ON

K7R 3K9

Phone: 343-989-0003

Email: dougbearance@gmail.com 

Date Filed: 

July 27, 2018

Deputy Reeve (1 to be elected)

John Wise


1970 Centreville Rd.

Centreville, ON

K0K 1N0

Phone: 613-378-2583

Email: jfhwise@gmail.com

Date Filed:

July 13, 2018

Martha Embury


28 Embury Rd.

Newburgh, ON

K0K 2S0

Phone (H): 613-378-2127

Phone (C): 343-363-4829

Email: hillview@kos.net

Date Filed:

July 24, 2018

Councillor (5 to be elected)

Shari Milligan


500 Gilmore Rd.

Tamworth, ON

K0K 3G0

Phone (H): 613-379-5964

Phone (C): 613-449-1926

Email: millig@kos.net

Date Filed:

June 25, 2018

Eric DePoe


2810 County Rd. 6


ON K0K 3N0

Phone: 613-572-4500

Email: ericdepoe@yahoo.ca

Date Filed:

June 25, 2018

William Carroll


764 Hinch Rd.

Newburgh, ON

K0K 2G0

Phone: 613-388-2745

Email: grizzlybilly@yahoo.com

Date Filed:

June 29, 2018

Douglas Davison


3890 County Rd. 1

Yarker, ON

K0K 3N0

Phone: 613-377-6420

Email: dddavison101@hotmail.com

Date Filed:

July 7, 2018


Kevin Richmond



3364 County Rd. 1 E

Yarker, ON

K0K 3N0

Phone (H): 613-377-6487

Phone (C): 343-363-6017

Email: kevinrichmond66@yahoo.ca

Date Filed:

July 16, 2018

Deb Thompson


831 Lake Rd.

Centreville, ON

K0K 1N0

Phone: 613-876-6225

Phone: 613-900-7460

Email: thompsond@limestone.on.ca

Date Filed:

July 18, 2018

Yvonne Gibson


592 Carroll Rd.

Tamworth, ON

K0K 3G0

Phone: 613-358-9375
Email: ysgibson@kos.net

Date Filed:

July 18, 2018

Wenda Lalande


1916 County Rd. 1 E,

Newburgh, ON

K7R 3L2

Phone: 343-302-0616

Phone: 613-453-2149

Email: wendalalande@gmail.com

Date Filed:

July 25, 2018

Krysta-Lee Woodcock


2558 County Rd. 4,

Camden East, ON

K0K 1J0

Phone: 613-539-2520

Email: inthepinescreative@gmail.com 

Date Filed:

July 26, 2018

Deb Storey


1403 Bethel Rd.

Yarker, ON

K0K 3N0

Phone: 613-377-6806

Email: debstorey13@gmail.com 

Date Filed:

July 26, 2018

Andrew Michalski


619 Bethel Rd. 

Yarker, ON

K0K 3N0

Phone: 613-377-6302

Email: andrew.michalski.humane.organics@gmail.com 

Date Filed:

July 26, 2018

School Board Trustees

English Public (Limestone District School Board)

Wess Garrod


Phone: 613-377-6608

Email: wessgarrod@gmail.com


Robin Hutcheon


Phone: 613-329-1540

Email: whurldpeas@gmail.com


English Separate (Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board)

Gregory Speagle


Phone: 613-352-7846


French Public (Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario)

Rachel Laforest


432 Alfred St.

Kingston, ON

K7K 4H9

Email: rachel-eric@hotmail.com

Date Filed:

July 4, 2018

French Separate (Conseil des écoles Catholiques de Langue Française du Centre-Est)

Diane Burns


99 Queensborough Rd.

Tweed, ON

K0K 3J0

Phone: 613-478-2744


Email: Dianeburns99@gmail.com

Date Filed:

May 10, 2018

Michel Charron


828 Robson Place, 

Kingston, ON

K7P 1B5

Phone: 613-328-1550

Email: lechim79@hotmail.com 

Date Filed: 

July 27, 2018


Updated Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm 


Who can be a Candidate

Click here for more information on who can become a candidate.

Candidate Information

Checklist of Candidate's Nomination Documents

Nomination Paper(to be filled out by the person wishing to be a candidate in the 2018 municipal election)

Endorsement of Nomination (Candidates for municipal Council must have 25 signatures - complete additional forms as needed to obtain 25 signatures)

Financial Statement - Auditor's Report (Candidate)

Financial Statement - Subsequent Expenses

Declaration of Identity

Consent to Release of Information

 Filing Fee

The nomination filing fee is $200 for Reeve and $100 for all other positions. Accepted forms of payment for the nomination fee include cash, debit, certified cheque or money order. 


Candidates are required to present original identification showing proof of name and address at the time of filing. Please refer to the List of Acceptable Forms of Identification.

Where to File

The Town Clerk's office is located at 4504 County Road 4, Centreville. The Town Clerk's office is open from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am-6:00pm Wednesday and 8:30am-12:30pm Friday. Please note, on July 27, 2018, the hours for filing a candidate nomination are from 9:00am-2:00pm

Bring the requireed original forms, filing fee and appropriate identification to the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours. Appointments are not required. 

Third Party Advertising

A third party advertiser (TPA) is a message in any medium (billboard, newspaper, radio, etc) that supports or opposes a candidate or supports a yes or no vote on a question on the ballot.  Third party advertising does not include issues-based advertising. Therefore, groups that do public outreach can continue their issues based advocacy work throughout the municipal election period. 

An individual, corporation or trade union wishing to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate must be registered as a Third Party Advertiser.

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers.

Notice of Registration - Third Party

Financial Statement - Auditor's Report (Third Party)

Financial Statement - Subsequent Expenses

Who Can Vote? 

Click here for more information on who can vote.  

Important Links

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ontario Regulation 101-97 - General

Municipal Council Candidate Campaign Expenses

Campaign Finance Information

2014 Final Election Results

The final election results for the 2014 Municipal Election can be found at the following link:

Election Results

2013 Elections At Large

On April 15, 2013, the Council of the Township of Stone Mills voted in favour of holding Elections at Large. As a result of this decision, commencing in 2014, elections will allow each qualified voter to cast a vote for every member of the Council of Stone Mills.

Discussion on “Elections at Large” took place during priority setting sessions, public meetings, through a referendum on the ballot and through ongoing discussions since the amalgamation of the Township of Stone Mills in 1998.  Given this review it was the intent of Council that the matter be brought forward for a decision.  Prior to voting on the issue, each Council Member was given the opportunity to provide public comment.

Arguments in favor included:

    • allowed the opportunity for the public to elect all of the Council representatives who will be making decisions on their behalf and not just those from an individual ward; and
    • allowed the opportunity for the election of the Deputy Reeve which was previously an appointment made by the  elected Council.

Arguments opposed included:

    • a loss of representation in the smaller wards;
    • there has been in-sufficient discussion on this topic by Members of Council; and
    • there has not been sufficient opportunity to secure public input.

An appeal was submitted to the Ontario Municipal Board and heard by Member M.C. Denhez on September 26, 2013.  This appeal was dismissed by Order of the Ontario Municipal Board dated October 17, 2013.

Part of the information relied upon by the Township included a witness statement provided by Mr. Greg Newman, MCIP, RPP with the firm of McIntosh Perry and Planners for the Township of Stone Mills.  The Witness Statement and associated Schedules can be viewed as follows:

2010 Election Results