The municipal election ended across Ontario on Monday,  setting up Hamilton for a new mayor and at least four new councillors.  Election results are available on thespec.com

  • Election day is near, do you know where your poll is?

    The City of Hamilton has created an interactive locator to help voters find their polling station. Hamiltonians on the voters list can enter their address and find directions to the assigned poll. To confirm that you are on the voters list, and get election day information, go to hamilton.ca.

  • Assigning Mayoral Profiles

    Ever wonder how important assignment decisions are made? Next week’s special election supplement will include long-form profiles of the three major mayoral candidates: Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger and Brian McHattie. Watch Election editor Nicole MacIntyre assign profiles to reporters Matthew Van Dongen, Emma Reilly and Meredith MacLeod below.

  • Video Q&A with Mayoral candidates

    The Spectator’s editorial board met with the top three mayoral candidates this week. Here are videos of their interviews.

  • Transit talk on the campaign trail

    After the Thanksgiving break, Mayoral candidate Brad Clark has come out swinging on transit. Andrew Dreschel writes: With less than two weeks to Election Day, Brad Clark has dramatically reframed the LRT debate. The Stoney Creek councillor and former Ontario transportation minister initially trumpeted bus rapid transit as a cheaper alternative to light rail, which […]

Information for the 2014 municipal campaign

Issues and candidates, columnists and the news, SpecVotes sources it all. Plus we're looking to hear from you. Submit photos, videos, coverage ideas, whatever you have to say. Here's how to stay in touch. We keep you updated for the campaign.


Follow SpecVotes on

specvotes-fb specvotes-twitter specvotes-pinterest specvotes-instagram


A final film pitch from McHattie

With the election just days away, Brian McHattie has turned to film to get his message across. In a slick, two and half minute YouTube video using drone visuals of the city, McHattie explains his approach to leadership. He notes he doesn’t like politics, but does it because he loves the city and has a […]

Early voters flock to Burlington

By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton has advance poll envy. In Burlington, more than 11,000 people cast an advance poll vote – many of them online – representing close to 10 per cent of all eligible voters in the city. Toronto, too, is seeing record advance poll numbers – more than 125,000 – in the midst […]

Eisenberger in driver’s seat with 37% support says pollster

With exactly one week to Election Day, a new poll suggests Fred Eisenberger is far and away the mayoral frontrunner, making the race his to lose. According to the poll, the former mayor has the support of 37 per cent of decided and leaning voters while Councillors Brad Clark (25 per cent) and Brian McHattie […]

Your chance to vote on People’s Platform proposals

Six of the city’s mayoral candidates will react to elements of the People’s Platform, a civic wish-list created though participants’ votes, at an event Oct. 20, 2014. Brad Clark, Brian McHattie, Ejaz Butt, Fred Eisenberger, Michael Baldasaro and Michael Pattison will be at Volunteer Hamilton (267 King St. E.) at 10 a.m. to present their […]

SpecVotes is the 2014 Election blog of The Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid St., Hamilton, ON L8N 3G3
Accessible Customer Service
Commitment to Accessibility
Corporate Privacy Policy
Corporate Terms & Conditions
@ Copyright 2014 Metroland Media Group Ltd. All rights reserved.