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Municipal Elections

2022

 

Monday, May 2

  • First day to file a nomination paper for the offices of Reeve, Councillor and School Board Trustee
  • once the nomination paper is filed with the Clerk, the candidate can start raising and spending money on their campaign
  • preliminary spending limit provided to candidates
  • preliminary contribution limit provided to candidates running for Reeve and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
  • First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
  • a third party advertiser cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, nor begin advertising, until their registration is certified by the Clerk
  • preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertiser upon certification

 

Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

Deadline for candidates to:

  • file a nomination
  • withdraw a nomination
  • change office

 

Monday, August 22

  • Last day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers

 

Thursday, September 1

  • Voters’ List available to candidates

 

Monday, September 26

  • Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers
  • Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Reeve and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)

 

Friday, October 21

  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser

 

Monday, October 24

  • Election Day

2023

 

Tuesday, January 3

  • End of campaign period for candidates and third party advertisers
  • Last day to file a Notice of Extension, Form 6, to continue campaigning to erase a deficit

 

Monday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the initial financial statement

 

Friday, June 30

  • End of extended campaign period

 

Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m.

  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is: 

 

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • a Canadian citizen; and 
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.  

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

 

The voters’ list is prepared in several steps:

 

A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.

The preliminary list is sent to the municipal clerk after a by-election has been called or in advance of a regular election which occurs every 4 years. The clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters’ list.

 

If you are not on the voters’ list, or if your information is incorrect (for example, you have moved and may be listed at a former address), you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in a regular election or by-election. You may have your name added to the voters’ list at the voting place. You may be asked to show identification to establish that you are eligible to vote. For more information about getting on the voters’ list, you should contact your municipal clerk.

 

Note:  To ensure you are on the voters’ list for municipal and school board elections, you may visit voterlookup.ca.

  • Candidate must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and 
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

You will need to submit your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for Reeve) to the municipal clerk.

 

When you think about candidates for federal or provincial elections, you usually think about the political party that each candidate represents. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party. 

To ensure you are on the voters’ list for municipal and school board elections, you may visit voterlookup.ca.

 

This site lets you confirm, update and add your name to the voters' list for municipal elections. This site is from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).