1847 Bytown municipal election

The newly incorporated Town of Bytown, Canada West (now Ottawa) held a municipal election on September 11, 1847 to elect members of the first Bytown Town Council. Franchise was granted to men over the age of 21 who were freeholders with a land value of at least £30, tenants with an annual rent of at least £10, or leaseholders who had built a house with an annual rent of at least £10.[2]

1847 Bytown municipal election
September 11, 1847 1848 
Nominee John Scott John Bower Lewis
Party Reform Tory
Electoral vote 4 3

Map of Bytown's Wards, used from 1847 to 1849[1]

Mayor before election


Elected Mayor

John Scott