Municipal Elections take place every four years in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act. The next election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on October 22, 2018. The next term of Council begins on December 1 ,2018 and ends in November, 2022.

View the official list of candidates for Blandford-Blenheim Council

Important Dates

The Municipal Election will be held on Monday October 22, 2018.

Advanced Poll Day:
Saturday October 13, 2018 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
The Township Office will be open this day to vote in advance.

Election Day:
Monday October 22, 2018 (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Voting places will be open from 10:00 a.m.closing at 8:00 p.m.

Register as a Candidate:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018
Candidates can file a nomination paper and supporting signatures starting May 1, 2018 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) up until Nomination Day on July 27, 2018, when the deadline to submit is 2:00 p.m.

Nomination Day:
Friday July 27, 2018 (to 2:00 p.m.)
Deadline for filing or withdrawing nominations: Nominations may be filed only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Candidates may also withdraw nomination papers, in writing, before 2:00 p.m.
First day signs may be erected for Candidates.

Municipal Offices to be Elected


One (1) to be elected, at large within the Township. Also serves as member of County of Oxford Council.

Township Councillors:

Four (4) to be elected, at large within the Township.

Trustees to be Elected:

  • Thames Valley District School Board - two positions available;
  • London District Catholic School Board - one position available;
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence - one position available for the counties of Oxford, Perth and Grey (file with the City of Woodstock); and,
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde - one position available for the counties of Oxford, Elgin, Lambton, Haldimand, Norfolk and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (file with the City of Sarnia).
Township Staff
Chief Building Official
John Scherer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 230
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Chief Building Official
Robert Kelly
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 228
Fax: 519-463-5881
Building Inspector / Property Standards Enforcement Officer
Melissa Torres Garavito
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 229
Fax: 519-463-5881
Rebecca Smith
Phone: 519-539-9800 ex 3211
Drainage Superintendent
Jim Harmer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 233
Fax: 519-463-5881
Rodger Mordue
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 227
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 222
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Finance/Treasurer
Denise Krug
Treasury, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Planning
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 224
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Treasurer/Revenue Co-ordinator
Katie Koski
Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Tax Administrator
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 225
Fax: 519-463-5881
Finance/ Customer Service Clerk
Pamela Kent
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 221
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Protective Services
Fire Chief
Rick Richardson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 223
Fax: 519-463-5881
Protective Services Administrator
Michelle VanWyk
Protective Services Administration / CEMC
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 232
Fax: 519-463-5881
Director of Public Works
Jim Borton
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 226
Fax: 519-463-5881
Road Supervisor
Ben Minutillo
Drumbo Shop: 519-463-5389
Manager of Community Services

Administration, Management, Project Planning
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886
Facility Operations Lead Hand
Trevor Baer
Arena Contact, Maintenance Lead
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886