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Municipal elections in Cobourg are held at 4 year intervals in the fourth week in October (3 years before 2006). There are no wards, instead five Councillors are elected and once elected, are assigned coordinator responsibilities for town departments (details here). There have been discussions about changing this system although any changes would be after the next election.  The Mayor is directly elected and chairs all Council meetings. A Deputy Mayor is also directly elected and is responsible for Financial matters such as the budget.

Compensation for these positions as of July 1, 2022:

Mayor $45,412
Deputy Mayor $31,082
Councillor  $25,963

There is additional compensation for a few assigned committees - previous amounts are listed here.

Election procedures and rules are governed by provincial legislation and you can get a summary of the rules here.

The next election will be on 24 October 2022.

The Certified list of candidates will be available by 22 August but below is a list of Candidates who have filed their nomination papers to date.


Position Candidate Date Filed Contact Information
Mayor John Henderson May 9 Cell: 289 251 0215; Home: 905 372 9340;
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site: (Not active - originally scheduled for May 31)
Announcement reported on Cobourg News Blog
Deputy Mayor Suzanne Seguin June 16  No public comment yet
Council Adam Bureau May 5  No public comment yet

Eligibility to Vote

You can confirm your eligibility to vote in this election and which school board you may vote for at this web site: Voter lookup

Notice for Nomination

On April 6, 2022, the Town Clerk issued a notice calling for nominations for the October Municipal Election.  Information packages are now available for pick-up at Victoria Hall and nominations may be filed up to Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the municipal clerk's office, Victoria Hall, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.  Candidates must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for Mayor).  All candidates (except for School Boards) require endorsement by 25 eligible voters.

You are entitled to be an elector and to run for office if you are not disqualified by any act or law and on voting day if you are:

  1. A resident of the Town of Cobourg; or,
  2. A non-resident, who is an owner or tenant of land in the Town or the spouse of or same sex partner of such owner or tenant; and,
  3. A Canadian Citizen; and,
  4. Of the full age of 18 years.

Elections will be held for the following:

  • Mayor (1 to be elected at large)
  • Deputy Mayor (1 to be elected at large)
  • Councillor (5 to be elected at large)
  • School board Trustees - details in official announcement

More details in Official Announcement here.

Town of Cobourg Information

The Town has put a web site online with everything you might need to know:  Cobourg Votes

The site includes information:

  • For Candidates
  • For Voters
  • About Third Party Advertisers
  • Voter Lookup (see if you are on the voters list - same as provided above)
  • More News and Updates

Voting will be by phone or internet.   All eligible voters will receive a Voter Information Letter by mail. This sealed envelope will contain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a telephone access number and a secure Internet address for voting.

So if you are looking for additional information or confirmation of anything, try the Town site.

Results of Previous Elections

Here are the results of Cobourg Municipal elections from 2000 to 2018.

2018 Election Results

Voter turnout 43.6%, the number of ballots cast was 6,480. Total eligible 14,862 Cobourg News report on results
John Henderson * Acclaimed
Deputy Mayor:  
Suzanne S├ęguin * 3,511
Randy Curtis 2,692
Nicole Beatty * 4,278
Brian Darling * 3,969
Emily Chorley * 3,679
Aaron Burchat * 3,065
Adam Bureau * 3,060
Miriam Mutton 2,851
Travis Hoover 2,334
Karl Vom Dorff 1,763
Johnny Percolides 1,340
* Elected

2014 Election Results

Voter turnout 52.4%, the number of ballots cast was 7,704. Total eligible 14,709
Gil Brocanier * 4,028
Miriam Mutton 1,825
Don Kirkup 1,799
Deputy Mayor:  
John Henderson * 3,199
Paul Pagnuelo 2,192
Donna Todd 2,057
Brian F. Darling * 4,739
Theresa Rickerby * 4,660
Forrest Rowden * 3,869
Debra McCarthy * 3,850
Larry E. Sherwin * 3,822
Wayne Deveau 2,720
Aaron Burchat 2,022
Dave Black 1,455
Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver 1,547
Johnny Percolides 1,269
John T. Lee 1,034
Bruce J. Penning 449
* Elected

2010 Election Results

Voter turnout 47.3%, the number of ballots cast was 6,506. Total eligible 13,747
Gil Brocanier * 4,408
Manfred Schumann 1,937
Deputy Mayor:  
Stan Frost * Acclaimed
Miriam Mutton * 4,306
Forrest Rowden * 3,991
John Henderson * 3,632
Donna Todd * 3,614
Larry E. Sherwin * 3,464
Bill MacDonald 2,696
Dave Glover 2,282
Martin Partridge 2,236
* Elected

2006 Election Results

Voter turnout 44.9%, the number of ballots cast was 6,950. Total eligible 15,476
Peter Delanty * 3,742
Bridget Campion 1,941
Lloyd R. Williams 1,312
Deputy Mayor:  
Gil Brocanier * 3,637
Manfred Schumann 3,052
Miriam Mutton * 4,098
Stan Frost * 4,019
Bob Spooner * 3,695
Dean McCaughey * 2,856
Bill MacDonald * 2,754
Gerry Drage 2,505
Larry E. Sherwin 2,353
Howie McCourt 2,273
Melissa Marshall 1,936
Judi MCallister 1,797
Rob Harper 1,234
* Elected

2003 Election Results

Peter Delanty Acclaimed
Deputy Mayor:
Bob Spooner * 3,238
Arnold McCurdy 1772
Gil M. Brocanier * 3,068
Pam Jackson * 2,908
D.C. McCaughey * 2,825
J.W. MacDonald * 2,367
Lloyd R. Williams *  
Stan Frost 2,062
Ben Burd 2,010
Marg Grundy 1,980
Keith Oliver 1,564
Gerry Drage 906

* Elected

2000 Election Results

Peter Delanty * 5,068
Joan Chalovich 2,161
Deputy Mayor:
Bob Spooner * 5,283
John Duda 1450
Dean McCaughey * 3,978
Gail DeVeau * 3,692
Lloyd Williams * 3,463
Bill MacDonald * 3,396
Pam Jackson * 3,235
John Floyd 2,924
Rene Roberge 1976
Marg Grundy 1962
Steven McCahon 1730
Joanne Heiplel 1722

* Elected


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