Municipal Election 2022

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

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).

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.

Election 2022 Important Dates

Nomination and Registration Begins – May 2, 2022
Candidates can file their nomination papers with the Clerk

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.

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 onto the site to confirm if they are on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).