Township of
Manitouwadge

2022 Municipal & School Board Elections

Government 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections

The next Municipal and School Board Elections will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. The next term of Council begins November 15, 2022 and concludes on November 14, 2026.


Key Dates

Nomination Period Opens:                  May 2, 2022 (during regular business hours)
Nomination Day:                                        August 19, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (local time))
Voting Day:                                                    October 24, 2022

 


Nominations

Notice of Nomination for Office – 2022

Nominations Received (uncertified)

Nominations will be accepted from Monday, May 2, 2022 during regular office hours until Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the following offices:

Township of Manitouwadge

  • One (1) Mayor
  • Four (4) Councillors

Boards of Education

  • One (1) Trustee – Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Des Aurores Boreales (Accepting nominations for Marathon, ON)
  • One (1) Trustee – Conseil Scolaire Public du Grand Nord de L’Ontario
  • One (1) Trustee – Superior-Greenstone District School Board
  • One (1) Trustee – Superior North Catholic District School Board

The Municipal Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections. For that reason, the Clerk is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters’ lists, preparing election, determining the voting period and certification and distribution of election results.

For more information, please call the municipal office during regular office hours.

Joleen Keough
Clerk/ Returning Officer
P: (807) 826-3227 ext: 223
E: clerk@manitouwadge.ca

 


Information for Candidates

If you are thinking about running for Council or a local School Board, here is what you need to know.

Becoming a Candidate

Candidate’s Package

The following forms must be completed by the candidate.

These forms plus the applicable fee (Mayor: $200, all other offices: $100) must be filed in person or by an agent with the Clerk during regular office hours at the municipal office at 1 Mississauga Drive, between May 2, 2022 and August 18, 2022 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.).

Proof of identification and Canadian Citizenship will also be required at time of filing.

Packages are also available at the municipal office.

Please note: Candidates in the Township of Manitouwadge are not required to be endorsed by 25 signatures, per the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, Ontario Regulation 101/97, Section 1.


 Information for Voters

2022 Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

When and how can I make changes to my information on the Voters’ List? Before you exercise your right to vote, your name must be on the Voters’ List. How do you check? It’s Easy – Check the List at the office of the Clerk or visit VoterLookup.ca!

Pursuant to Section 23 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Voters’ List is available for inspection during regular business hours, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and by appointment 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Clerk’s Department (1 Mississauga Drive), to the close of voting at 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022.

Please assist us by ensuring that you are on the Voters’ List long before October 24, 2022!

This will ensure you receive your mail Voter Information Letter in time for advanced voting and will alleviate any long delays for you on voting day.

In-Person:

A person may make an application on the appropriate form, to the Clerk, requesting,

a) That a person’s name be added or removed from the Voters’ List; or
b) That information on the Voters’ List relating to the person be amended.

If your application is complete and the Clerk is satisfied that you are entitled to be an elector for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections, the Clerk will endorse your application and return a copy of your application to you.

Your application will be refused if you fail to meet the eligibility criteria as an eligible elector.A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if on Voting Day (October 24, 2022):

  • Is a Canadian citizen
  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Please bring identification that shows your name and current address. Proof of identity and residence is mandatory as prescribed in O.Reg. 304/13.

Online:

If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections.  We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system, and it is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date and accurately reflected for electoral purposes. By logging into voterlookup.ca, eligible electors can:

  • confirm or update their electoral information
  • add an elector name to an address
  • change school support

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Voting Method

The Township of Manitouwadge has approved the use of Telephone/Internet voting for the 2022 Municipal Election.  By-law 2022-10, being a by‑law to authorize the use of Telephone and Internet Voting as an Alternative Voting Method for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections for the Township of Manitouwadge was passed and enacted by Council on February 9, 2022.

Scytl Canada Inc has been selected as the service provider of the Telephone/Internet solutions for the 2022 Election.  To learn more about Scytl Canada Inc visit their website.

Coming Soon! Demo: Click here to view video showing how to vote by Internet.

Coming Soon! Demo: Click here to view video showing how to vote by Telephone

 

More information will be provided in the coming months and Voter Help Centres will be established during the Advanced Voting Period and Election Day to assist electors with the Telephone/Internet Voting process.

 


­­­­­­­­­­ Information for Third Party Advertisers

2022 Guide for Third Party Advertisers Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections