ONTARIO MUNICIPAL ELECTION
- MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2022
This website will be updated when new information is available.
Municipal Elections in Ontario are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.
The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.
The next Term of Office will begin on November 15, 2022 and ends November 14, 2026.
The last municipal election was held on October 22, 2018 and under the Municipal Elections Act, the four-year term of office for the current council and school board trustees began December 1, 2018, and ends November 14, 2022
Are You on the Voters’ List?
All Voters should ensure that their names and relevant information are correct on the Voters’ List.
To be added, deleted or to make any other corrections to your information, visit voterlookup.ca, or contact the municipal office where you are entitled to vote, with proper identification and proof of residence during normal office hours beginning September, 2022 up to and including the close of voting on October 24th at 8 p.m.
Updating your information on the Provincial or Federal voting list does NOT update the Municipal Voter’s List.
Please ensure you are on the Municipal Voter’s List.
Who Can Vote?
A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if he or she on voting day:
• resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
• is a Canadian citizen, and
• is at least 18 years old, and
• is not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise prohibited by law
Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.
To ensure you are on the voters’ list for the 2022 municipal and school board elections, visit voterlookup.ca.
The voters’ list is prepared in several steps:
A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.
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.
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. For more information about getting on the voters’ list, you should contact your municipal clerk.
When Can I vote?
The voting period will be from Tuesday, October 11, 2022 until Election Day is October 24, 2022.
Electors in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry will be voting by telephone and/or internet, in the 2022 Municipal Election.
There will be no paper ballot.
A Voter Information Letter will be mailed to you directly, in the month of October, providing you with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will allow you to vote 24 hours a day for 7 days from any telephone or any device connected to the internet.
If access to a telephone or internet connection is unavailable to you, a Voter Help Centre will be provided by your municipality with telephone and internet access during the voting period. Contact your municipality for Voter Help Centre locations and dates and times of operation.
Proof of identity and residence is required in the following instances:
• when adding or deleting your name from the Voters’ List
• when correcting your information on the Voters’ List
• when re-issuing, activating or deactivating a PIN
• when swearing an oath
Nominations for the positions listed below must be made on the prescribed form available at your Municipal Clerk’s Office.
Nomination forms must be filed, either in person or by your agent, with the Returning Officer of the appropriate municipality during that office’s normal office hours between the first business day of May in 2022 to August 18,2022, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19th, 2022 (Nomination Day).The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and all other offices are $100.00 (cash, debit, certified cheque or money order made payable to the appropriate municipality or by an electronic method of payment that the Clerk specifies) must accompany the signed form. Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the appropriate Municipal Clerk.
MUNICIPAL OFFICES FOR WHICH PERSONS MAY BE NOMINATED - MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRYMAYOR – One (1) seat available
COUNCILLORS – Four (4) seats available
May 2, 2022- Nomination and Registration Periods Begin
Candidates who register with the Clerk will be provided a Candidate Information Package, including a certificate of the applicable interim maximum amount of expenses. Candidates can start incurring expenses once the certificate has been issued.
June 22, 2022- Candidate Information Session
The Clerk’s of Huron County are organizing a joint Candidate Information Session. A hybrid meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Libro Hall in Clinton, ON.
August 19, 2022 - Nomination Day
On Nomination Day, nominations may only be filed between 9:00AM and 2:00PM.
August 19, 2022 - Withdrawal Deadline
A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination must notify the clerk in writing before 2:00PM.
August 22, 2022 - Clerk Certifies List of Candidates
All nominations to be examined and certified by 4:00PM and declare the candidate(s) elected by acclamation.
September 1, 2022 - Voter’s List Reproduction and Revision Period Begins
Last day for reproducing the voters’ list and determining the revision procedures. On written request, the Clerk shall provide copies of the voters’ list to those referred to under subsection 23(3) of the Municipal Elections Act. On written request, the Clerk shall provide candidates with a copy of the part of the voters’ list that contains the names of the electors who are entitled to vote for that office. From September 1 until the close of voting on voting day (October 24), a person may submit an application to have their name added to or removed from the voters’ list, or to have their information on the voters’ list amended. From September 1 until the close of voting on voting day (October 24), a person may submit an application requesting that a deceased person’s name be removed from the voters’ list.
September 15, 2022 - Interim List of Changes to the Voters’ List
The Clerk shall prepare and distribute an interim list of the changes to voters’ list that were approved on or before September 15.
October 11, 2022- Voting Open
Telephone and Internet voting will open.
October 24, 2022 - Voting Day
The results of the election will be calculated and released to the public as soon as possible after 8:00PM.
November 15, 2022 - New Term of Council Begins
The Inaugural Council Meeting will be held. The incumbent council will take their oath of office, and be sworn in.
Helpful Candidate Information
Huron County Candidate Information Session - Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 7pmWhat's it Like to Serve on Municipal Council The Ontario municipal Councillor’s guide
The County of Huron By-law 53-1989 references Elections Signs as follows:
e) Election Signs: Election signs may be erected on the right of way or adjacent to a County Road, providing:
(i) They are not placed closer to the traveled portion of the highway than the outer extremity of the shoulder and do not interfere with the
official signs, traffic signals, or other safety devices. Should the extremity of the shoulder be difficult to determine, it shall be the
responsibility of the County Engineer to specify its location on any particular County Road.
(ii) Election signs are not to be affixed to any permanent or official County sign or support, guide rails or other County structure or facility.
(iii)Mobile Trailer type read—o—graph signs are prohibited on the right—of—way of a County Road. Such read—o—graph signs may be utilized providing they are erected on private property and meet the requirements of the Local Municipality for Mobile Trailer type read—o—graph signing.
(iv) Election signs shall be removed within 24 hours after the election date.
Other Policies Related to Signage
Posters and similar campaign material that will be installed or affixed to poles belonging to public utility companies will require the permission of the respective approval authority.
The Municipality of Morris-Turnberry allows campaign signs on Municipal road allowances as long as sight lines are not affected and the signs are removed immediately after the election.
The provincial policy with respect to the posting of campaign advertising on provincial road allowances follows on the next few pages.
Posters or similar campaign advertising that will be installed or affixed to poles belonging to Hydro One Network, Bell Canada or other public utilities will require the permission of these respective approving authorities.
The investigation or prosecution for any acts of vandalism to campaign advertising of the candidates should be referred to the local police force by the complainant. The municipality or any of its municipal servants, employees or agents will not be responsible.
Third Party Advertisers
Beginning in 2018, there are rules for third party advertising in Ontario's municipal council and school board elections.
For more information, read the 2022 Guide for Third Party Advertisers
What is a third party advertisement?
A third party advertisement is an ad that supports, promotes or opposes a candidate or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.
Third party in this context means a person or entity who is not a candidate. Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign and must be done independently from a candidate.
Third party advertisers who wish to spend money on advertisements during the election must register with the municipal clerk and must file a financial statement.
Eligible third party advertisers
The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:
- any person who is a resident of Ontario
- a corporation carrying on business in Ontario
- a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario
- Groups or businesses that are not corporations cannot register as third party advertisers. Candidates cannot register as third party advertisers.
Only registered third party advertisers may spend money on advertisements supporting, promoting or opposing candidates or answers to a question on the ballot during the municipal election.
Register as a third party advertiser
An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the municipal clerk to be a third party advertiser in Morris-Turnberry. Third parties can register in any lower-tier or single-tier municipality (city, town, township, etc.)
Being registered in a municipality allows the third party to advertise to the voters in that municipality. A third party advertiser can support or oppose any candidate or candidates who will be voted on by the people in that municipality. This includes candidates running for local council, school trustee and candidates running for offices on an upper tier council.
Third party advertisers do not need to decide before they register which candidate or candidates they want to support or oppose, and they do not have to tell the clerk what their intentions are.
A third party can only advertise to voters in the municipality where they are registered. There is no limit on the number of municipalities where a third party can register. If a third party wants to advertise to voters in more than 1 municipality they must register in each municipality where they wish to advertise.
For example, if a third party wanted to advertise for or against a candidate running for an office that is voted on by people in more than 1 municipality, such as a school trustee or regional chair, they would need to register in each municipality.
How to Register
File electronically or in-person to the Clerk.
Deadline to register
An individual, corporation or trade union can register to be a third party advertiser beginning on May 1, 2022, and can file a registration until the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022.
If you have any questions/concerns or for more information regarding the upcoming Municipal Election, please contact the Municipal office at 519-887-6137 Ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org