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The 2018 Municipal election taking place on Monday October 22, 2018 will be to elect 6 Councillors for the Township of Athens Municipal Council for a term of office running from December 1, 2018 through November 15, 2022 (4 years)

List of Certified Candidates


On Voting Day, October 22, electors will be able to vote by paper ballot at the Joshua Bates Centre (upstairs of Town Hall), 1 Main Street West between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Advance voting days will be in the Council Chambers, Town Hall on Wednesday October 10 and Saturday October 13 between the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m..

An individual is eligible to vote in the Township of Athens Election if they are:

  • a Canadian Citizen
  • at least 18 years old on Voting Day
  • a resident of the Municipality of Athens or the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality or are the spouse of such owner or tenant
  • not prohibitied from voting under any law

The following are not eligible to vote:

  • a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correction institution
  • a corporation
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
  • a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day

Are you on the Voters List?

The voters' list for the municipal election is available for viewing at the Municipal office during regular office hours.  The voters' list contains the names of persons entitled to vote in the Municipal election.  Please verify your information is correct and if required, an application to amend the voters' list is available.

Appointment of Voting Proxy

Any qualified elector may appoint another person who is a qualified elector in the same Municipality to vote on his/her behalf. The elector appointed must present the form, in person, to the Clerk, at the Clerk’s office, during normal office hours, or during the hours of 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on any day of an advance vote. An elector may act on behalf of one other qualified elector who is not a relative or one or more qualified electors who are relatives, using separate proxy forms for each. A relative means the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister or spouse of the elector appointed.


Burn permits are required for any type of fire and are issued at no cost through the municipal office. All permits must be signed by a municipal representative to be in effect.  There are three types of burn permits: Campfire, Incinerator and Brush. 

Please read the rules and regulations to ensure proper setbacks are possible at your location.

Campfire PermitMust be renewed yearly. 

Outdoor fireplaces and chimineas can be popular additions to your backyard living space.  Please keep in mind that these are essentially campfires and subject to the same local rules around backyard burning so a burn permit is required.

Incinerator Permit: Must be renewed yearly.

This permit covers metal burn barrels, it is not issued for properties in the Village or built up residential areas.  You must have setbacks of 150 metres from any structure and all property lines.

Brush Permit:  Valid for 30 days.

This permit covers large brush piles, it is not issued for properties in the Village or built up residential areas.  You must have setbacks of 150 metres from any structure and all property lines unless the material to be burned is one cubic metre or less in volume, then the fire may be located 15 metres from combustibles and 30 metres from all property lines.

It is your responsibility to check for any BURNING BAN DURING DRY WEATHER or HIGH WINDS     

If a burn ban has been issued, it will be posted on this website, on the Fire Hall Sign, Township entry road signs, local newpaper and radio stations.  Call the Municipal office at 613-924-2044 with any questions or concerns.

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This dog was found in the Osborne/Temperance Lake Road area and is currently at the OSPCA in Brockville.  

All Minor Hockey cancelled tonight - October 22, 2014