Municipal Elections

2022 Key Dates

 

The following is a list of key dates for the upcoming 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections:

2022 Key Dates

  • First day to file Nomination Papers for the Offices of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee
    • to be provided to the candidate upon the filing of Nomination Papers:
      • Preliminary Spending Limits (s.33.0.1 of MEA)
      • Preliminary Contribution Limits (s.33.0.2 of MEA)
      • Notice of Penalties related to campaign finances and the refund of the Nomination Filing Fee (s.33.1 of MEA)
      • Copy of procedures and forms established for any voting and vote-counting equipment or alternative voting method(s.42)3)) - only if applicable

  • First day to file Notice of Registration as a Third Party Advertiser
    • to be provided upon the filing by a registered third party:
      • Preliminary Spending Limits (s.88.21(15))
      • Preliminary Spending Limit for parties, etc., after voting day (s.88.21(15))

Deadline for candidates to:

  • File a Nomination (between the hours of 9:00 am to 2:00 pm only)
  • Withdraw a Nomination (before 2:00 pm)

If applicable, Lame Duck Period commences (Restricted Acts for Council)

  • Official List of Certified Candidates to be posted after 4:00 pm
  • Declarations of Acclamation to Office to be posted after 4:00 pm
  • Preliminary List of Electors to be released
  • Vote-by-Proxy form to be made available
  • First day to post election campaign signs
    • Deposit is required to be paid to municipality PRIOR to any signs being posted
    • All signs and the posting of such within the Township must adhere to the Election Campaign Sign By-law
  • Interim list of changes to the Voters' List to be provided to certified candidates (last day to be received is September 26, 2022 per s.27(1) of MEA)
  • To be provided to Certified Candidates:
    • Final certificate of applicable maximum expenses (s.88.20(6))
    • Final certificate of applicable maximum amount of contributions to candidate's own election campaign (s.88.9.1(4))
    • Final certificate of applicable maximum amount for parties, etc., after Voting Day (s.88.20(9))
  • To be provided to Registered Third Parties:
    • Final certificate of applicable maximum expenses (s.88.21(14))
    • Final certificate of applicable maximum amount for parties, etc., after Voting Day (s.88.21(14))
  • Last day for Council to establish a Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022-26 term of office (s.88.37(1))
  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser (s.88.6(7))

ELECTION DAY!! 

Voting Places open at 10:00 am and close promptly at 8:00 pm

  • Declare as soon as possible the results and provide the information to the public on the number of votes cast, declined and rejected ballots
  • Term of New Council commences 
  • Inaugural Meeting of Council

2023 Key Dates

  • End of election campaign period for candidates and third party advertisers
  • Last day to file a Notice of Extension (Form 6) to continue campaigning to erase deficit
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to submit their initial financial statements
  • End of extended campaign period (if applicable)
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)
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