The Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections every four years in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.
The next Municipal & School Board Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Are you on the Voters List?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
One of the ways MPAC collects this information is through voterlookup.ca. Here, Ontarians can add their name and the names of other members of their household to a secure database and confirm or update their information.
This helps ensure that each municipality has the most accurate information possible for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
Take a few minutes to verify your information at voterlookup.ca and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Monday, May 2, 2022 : Nomination and registration period begins. You can file your nomination for office at this date and your third-party advertiser can also file their registration. You can start your campaign after your nomination has been filed.
Friday, August 19, 2022 : Nomination day. You have until 2 p.m. on this day to file your nomination at the Clerk’s office. Last day to withdraw your nomination before 2 p.m. The Clerk will certify all eligible nominations.
Monday, August 22, 2022 : Last day for all nominations to be examined and certified.
Thursday, September 1, 2022 : First day to distribute the voter’s list to candidate, upon request.
Monday, September 26, 2022 : Last day to distribute a copy of the interim list of changes made to the voter’s list to each person who previously received a copy of the voter’s list. Last day to provide the final certificates of the applicable maximum amount of expenses for each office.
Friday, October 21, 2022 : Last day for third-party advertisers to file their notice of registration.
Monday, October 24, 2022 : Voting Day. Voting places are open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. at the Community Centre in Val Rita, 106 Government Road and at the Firehall in Harty, 2 Couture Avenue.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 : New term of office commences.
Friday, December 16, 2022 : Deadline for the newly formed council to host their first meeting.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 : End of the election campaign period. Last day for candidates and registered third parties to provide written notice, in the prescribed form, of a deficit and the continuation of their campaign period.
Friday, March 31, 2023 : Deadline for candidates and registered third parties to file their initial financial statements and auditor’s report. Last day for candidates and registered third parties to notify the Clerk, in writing, that an application has been made to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the time for filing their initial financial statement and auditor’s report.
Monday, October 24, 2022 : Voting Day. Voting places are open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. at the Community Centre in Val Rita, 106 Government Road and at the Fire Hall in Harty, 2 Couture Avenue.
The Clerk is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters’ lists, preparing ballots, selecting sites and staff for voting locations for advance voting days and voting day, and certification and distribution of election results.
The Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of: