2022 Municipal Election


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Municipality of Morris-Turnberry Municipal Election RECOUNT 

- Wednesday November 9, 2022 at 12noon.

Recount Results - November 9, 2022


Form 4 - Financial Statement/ Auditors Report - Submitted

December 12, 2022 -  Sharen Zinn

December 21, 2022 - Kevin Freiburger

February 28, 2023 - Christopher R. Michie

March 3, 2023 - Jamie Heffer

March 14, 2023 - Jodi Snell

March 22, 2023 - Jamie McCallum

March 29, 2023 - Dale McFarlan

Post Election Accessibility Report

Post-Election Accessibility Report


The Municipality of Morris-Turnberry was committed to making the 2022 Municipal Election accessible by working to accommodate the needs of the electors by removing barriers to vote.

The focus of the Post-Election Accessibility Report is to evaluate the accessibility of the electoral services offered to all electors and candidates in the 2022 Municipal Election. This report outlines the various initiatives undertaken during the course of the 2022 Municipal Election regarding the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities.

Post-Election Reporting:

In accordance with section 12(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Clerk shall provide a report, within 90 days after voting day in a regular election, about identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with accessibility needs.  The report will be available to the public and posted on the Municipal website, in an accessible format.

Leading up to the election, an Election Accessibility plan was developed.  The 2022 plan guides the provision of election related services to persons with disabilities.  The plan was designed to respect the dignity and independence of electors and candidates and ensure that practices and procedures are consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integrations and equality of opportunity.

The following are the various initiatives undertaken by the Municipality during the course of the 2022 Municipal election:

  • Telephone and internet voting provided the electors with the ability to mark their ballot from home at their convenience using the telephone or electronic device. This allowed increased rights of privacy to electors with disabilities whom may find voting at traditional paper-based voting locations and the mail in ballot more difficult, as they had the ability to vote with little or no assistance required from others.
  • Election Officials made electors aware of the availability of assistance for person requiring the same.  Election staff were positioned to greet electors as they came into the Municipal Office and assist them as may be necessary using a touch-screen computer
  • Election information was communicated through various channels and alternative formats, including emails, social media, newspaper and radio.  For election – related inquiries or feedback, all residents were able to contact the municipal office via telephone or through a designated email – vote@morristurnberry.ca 
  • Election staff ensured that all information was made available to candidates and voters in alternate formats upon request.  No such request was received.
  • VoterLookup was also available through the Municipal website, enabling electors to search the voter’s list from their own personal computer or mobile device
  • Extended office hours were provided on election day to assist those residents who were not able to visit the Municipal office during regular office hours and special days were at the two (2) nursing homes within the Municipality.


Public feedback about the manner in which election services were provided to person with accessible needs may be submitted to the Clerk through a variety of methods:

The feedback process provides election staff with an opportunity to take corrective measures to prevent similar recurrences, address training needs, enhance service delivery and provide alternative methods of providing election services.

December 13, 2022
Kim Johnston
Returning Officer
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry

Official Election Results 

Official Election Results - Monday October 24, 2022 at 8:10pm


Office of the Mayor1 (one) to be elected
Jamie HefferAcclaimed


Office of Councillor


Qualifying Address

4 (four) to be elected

Number of Votes 

Kevin Freiburger40635 Jamestown Road720 ***
Jamie McCallum26 John St, Belgrave689 ***
Dale McFarlan117 Mary St, Wingham328
Christopher R. Michie84362 Clegg Line586
Jodi Snell114 West St, Wingham587 ***
Sharen Eileen Zinn39692 Amberley Road590 ***



Name:School BoardNumber of Votes in MT
Ray  BergAvon Maitland District90
Patricia Elaine SmithAvon Maitland District659 
Michel StarenkyAvon Maitland District113
Jim McDadeHuron Perth Catholic Acclaimed
David OHaraFrench Public
Joseph VandermeerFrench Public0
Sylvie C. Barbeau-ChmielewskiFrench Language Separate School Board0
Meghan RealeFrench Language Separate School Board1

Declaration of Election Results - October 25, 2022

Official Election Results - October 25, 2022

The next Term of Office will begin on November 15, 2022 and ends November 14, 2026.

2022 Municipal Election:

Declaration of Acclamation to Office

Official List of Certified Candidates

The last municipal election was held on October 22, 2018 (2018 Morris Turnberry Election Results) 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

Important Dates

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

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.

October 25, 2022 - Declaration of Election Results by the Clerk

November 10, 2022 - Joint Council Orientation Session

The Clerk's of Huron County are organizing a Joint Council Orientation Session for new and returning Members of Council

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.

January 3, 2023 - End of Election Campaign Period

The campaign period ends.  Contributions may not be made to or accepted by a Candidate nor expenses incurred outside the campaign period.

March 31, 2023 - Deadline to File Financial Statement

Deadline for candidates and registered third parties to file their initial financial statements and auditor's reports.



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