Municipal Election 2022

The next Municipal Election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.

Election 2022 Important Dates

Nomination and Registration Begins – May 2, 2022
Candidates can file their nomination papers with the Clerk. Nomination forms can be found under the forms category below.

Unofficial List of Candidates

Nomination Day – August 19, 2022
On Nomination Day, nominations may only be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

If a person is present at the Clerk’s office on Nomination Day at 2 p.m. and has not yet filed the nomination, they may file the nomination as soon as possible after 2 p.m. A candidate that wished to withdraw their nomination must notify the Clerk in writing before 2 p.m.

Voting Period - October 17, 2022 8:30 a.m. - October 24, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Electors can vote anytime from 8:30 a.m. on October 17 until 8:00 p.m. on October 24 using internet or telephone voting, or by visiting the Municipal Office.

Voter Help Centre -  located at the Municipal Office in Council Chambers at 21 Queen St., Ripley
Monday October 17 - Friday, October 21, 2022 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday October 22, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday October 23, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Monday October 24, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Election Day - October 24, 2022
Electors are encouraged to vote anytime during the voting period, or can vote on Election Day until 8:00 p.m.

Inaugural Council Meeting - November 15, 2022
The new Council will be sworn in at an Inaugural Council Meeting to begin their four-year term.

Who can be a candidate?

  • 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 25 signatures on your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party.

Who can vote in elections?

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.

If you are not on the Voters’ List, or if your information is incorrect 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.

Voter Look-Up

Voter Look-up is a website owned and managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), responsible for identifying all potential municipal, school board and District Social Services Administration Board electors.

Electors can go to VoterLookup.ca to confirm if they are on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).

Voting

The Township of Huron-Kinloss will be using an Internet/Telephone voting system for the 2022 Election. Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote either by internet or telephone.

Election By-Laws

Election Sign By-Law
Electronic Voting 2022 By-Law

Election Policies and Procedures 

2022 Municipal Election Procedures

2022 Municipal Election Candidates Guide

2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

Election Forms

Form 1 - Nomination Paper
Form 2 - Endorsement of Nomination

HK100 2022 Municipal Election Procedure Forms

 Election Communications
Notice of Nomination