Join our municipal election live chat

Polls are now closed in Waterloo Region for the 2014 municipal election.

Join our special CBC Municipal Elections Live Chat starting at 8:00 p.m. with University of Waterloo political science professor emeritus Bob Williams. 

Live chat how-to 

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Changes ahead for the region

There will be new mayors in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, where Carl Zehr and Brenda Halloran are not running for re-election. There will also be new leadership in the townships of North Dumfries and Wellesley, where Rob Deutschmann and Ross Kelterborn aren't seeking re-election.

City officials in Cambridge, Waterloo, Guelph and Kitchener are all reporting higher voter turnout for the advanced polls this year compared to 2010. Guelph and Cambridge saw the greatest gains, as online voting was available for the first time.

In Guelph, voter turnout in advanced polls jumped to 13,829 as of Friday compared to 3,247 in 2010, with 3,036 voters showing up at the polls and 10,793 people voting online.

In Cambridge, voter turnout in advanced polls climbed from approximately 2,900 in 2010 to 4,855 as of Friday, with 1,455 people voting in polling stations and 3,400 voters casting their vote online.

In Waterloo and Kitchener, the increase in advanced voter turnout was more moderate. Waterloo's numbers increased from 1,912 in 2010 to 2,390 and Kitchener's numbers improved from 3,414 in 2010 to 3,673.

You can catch live results of the elections at starting at 8 p.m. That's when we'll also host a live chat with Bob Williams, municipal affairs expert and retired professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. He'll take your questions and deliver his analysis of the race.

CBC News has compiled all the information voters need to cast a ballot today: