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Municipal Elections 2022

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2022 Municipal Election

The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.

Who can vote in the elections? 

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the 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 three steps:

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

2. 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.

3. Changes can be made to the 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. More information about getting on the voters' list will be provided at a later date.

Who can be a candidate?

  • A 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 from eligible electors on your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

Additional information for voters and candidates about the 2022 municipal election will be communicated in 2022.
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