2022 Municipal Election


Municipal Election 

2022 


The 2022 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. 

 

Changes for the 2022 Municipal Election

Nomination day

Per the amended Municipal Elections Act, Nomination Day is August 19, 2022, for the 2022 Municipal Elections. Nominations open May 2, 2022.

Term of Office

The next term of office will begin on November 15, 2022

 

 

The Clerks Office would be pleased to assist you with any questions you may have in regard to the Municipal Election. For any questions, concerns or further information, please contact Michelle Hendry CAO/Clerk at 705-389-2466 ex. 123 or by email at michelle.hendry@whitestone.ca

 


Thinking of Running in the 2022 Municipal Election?

Join a FREE Candidate Information Session, Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

Information on this page will be updated from 

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MAYOR

NameQualifying AddressPhone NumberEmail Address
George R. Comrie
11 Red Gate Lane
Dunchurch, Ontario P0A 1G0
705-774-0150
g.r.comrie@sympatico.ca


COUNCILLOR

NameQualifying AddressPhone NumberEmail Address
Jade W. Constable
15363 WahWashKesh Lake
Dunchurch, Ontario P0A 1G0
705-746-3140
 jwconstable@hotmail.com
Janice Bray
2000 Highway 124
Dunchurch, Ontario P0A 1G0
705-774-8796
bray@vianet.ca
Joseph Lamb12 Fox Lair
Dunchurch, Ontario P0A 1G0
705-389-9542
905-333-5951
jm.lamb@sympatico.ca




  • MPAC created voterlookup.ca to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections.


  • VoterLookup.ca is available year-round and allows eligible electors to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for the purpose of elections.


  • Through voterlookup.ca, Ontario electors can take an active role in maintaining accurate and up-to-date electoral information to be reflected on MPAC’s Preliminary List of Electors for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections. Eligible electors can update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support.


  • Voterlookup.ca will facilitate the collection of accurate and up-to-date information for municipalities as they prepare the final Voters List used on election day, making it easier and more efficient for voters heading to the polls.


  • Voterlookup.ca features a declaration component which requires the user to verify tha tthe information is ‘true and accurate’. In addition, specific information entered by each user on voterlookup.ca has to match-up to existing data maintained by MPAC before users are permitted to add their name or apply changes to their information.


  • We encourage tenants to visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for electoral purposes.


Offices to be Elected

At this election, members will be elected for the period commencing November 15, 2022 for the following offices:

  • Mayor 
  • Councillors (4)
  • School Board Trustees:
    • English Public and English Catholic
    • French Public and French Catholic 


Guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertisers


The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertisers to provide information about municipal and school board elections. The guides outline rules as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.

 

The three guides for candidates, voters and third party advertisers are now available online at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections

VOTERS GUIDE

2022 CANDIDATES GUIDE

2022 THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS GUIDE

ONTARIO MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS GUIDE

Candidates cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign until the appropriate nomination paper is filed with the Municipal Clerk. 

Contributions are considered to be any money, goods or services given to and accepted by, or on behalf of, the candidate for their campaign. The candidate's campaign period begins on the date the candidate files the nomination papers. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure they are qualified to run for office.  

By-law No. 12-2022 Being a By-law to adopt the Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy for the Municipality of Whitestone 

The following are key dates in the 2022 Municipal Election Campaign:

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm); and
  • Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00am to 2:00pm)

Certification of Nominations:

  • August 22, 2022 by 4:00pm

Official List of Candidates Posted with any Declarations of Acclamation:

  • August 22, 2022 after 4:00pm

Third Party Advertising Registration Period:

  • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm)

'Lame Duck' Period (Restricted Acts for Council - If Applicable):

  • August 19, 2022 at 2pm to November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm

Preliminary List of Electors Released:

  • September 1, 2022

Voter Information Letters Mailed

  • September 14 to 19, 2022

Voting Period for Electors:

  • Start Date Tuesday October 11, 2022 10:00am to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00pm

Term of New Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026

Ending of Campaigns:

  • Last date for any candidate and third party campaigning: January 3, 2023
  • Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 2:00pm
  • Late Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting (subject to $500 late filing fee): May 1, 2023 at 2:00pm


The Council of the Municipality of Whitestone has authorized the alternative voting methods of 

  • vote by mail, 
  • internet and
  • telephone voting 

for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election 2022 the Municipality of Whitestone 


By-law 18-2021, Being a By-law to provide for the Use of Alternate Voting Methods



Policies and Procedures

The Municipal Elections Act (the Act), 1996 as amended contains provisions that allow electors to request an audit of an Election Candidate’s or of a Third-party Advertiser’s campaign finances, if they have reasonable grounds to suspect the Candidate or Third-party Advertiser has contravened the financial provisions of the Act. 

The review of these audit requests/applications is the responsibility of Compliance Audit Committees; these arms-length committees must be established by municipalities before October 1st 2022 for the 2022-2026 term of office, s 88.37(1).

 Role of clerk or secretary, Section 88.37 (6)

The clerk of the municipality or the secretary of the local board, as the case may be, shall establish administrative practices and procedures for the committee and shall carry out any other duties required under this Act to implement the committee’s decisions.

The Clerks of the West Parry Sound Municipalities have developed and agreed to the Terms of Reference for the Committee which will be adopted by By-law by each of the Municipalities individually.

Staff from the host municipality where an application for an audit has been filed will provide administrative support to the Committee.  The Clerk or designate from the host municipality shall act as Recording Secretary for the Committee.  Any responsibility not clearly identified within the Terms of Reference shall be in accordance with sections 88.33 through 88.37 inclusive of the Act.

By-law 08-2022 Being a By-law to authorize the establishment of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee (including Terms of Reference)


SCHOOL BOARDS:

Municipality of Whitestone Residents may vote for a candidate or may be a candidate in respect of a school board as noted below.


1.    SCHOOL TRUSTEE - NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (Zone 3) and 

2.    SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIRE PUBLIC DU NORD-EST ONTARIO 

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1. SCHOOL TRUSTEE - NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

One (1) to be elected for Zone 3 which includes, among other municipalities: 

  • The Township of The Archipelago (North)
  • Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, and 
  • Municipality of Whitestone.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of Powassan, 466 Main Street, Powassan. 705-724-2813 

One (1) to be elected for Zone 4 which includes, among other municipalities, 

  • The Township of McKellar, 
  • Township of Seguin, 
  • Town of Parry Sound, 
  • Township of The Archipelago (South).

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Parry Sound, 52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, ON 705-746-2101



2.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIRE PUBLIC DU NORD-EST ONTARIO 

One (1) to be elected for Zone A which includes, among other municipalities, 

  • Township of The Archipelago, 
  • The Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, 
  • Township of McKellar, 
  • Town of Pan-y Sound, 
  • Township of Seguin, 
  • Municipality of Whitestone.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of East Ferris, 390 Hwy #94, Corbeil, ON 705-752-2740



3.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIR CATHOLIQE MONAVENIR FRENCH LANGUAGE SEPARATE CAHOLIC SHCOOL BOARD

One (I) to be elected for the Electoral Region of Simcoe-Muskoka, which includes the Town of Parry Sound, Township of Carling, Township of Seguin, Municipality of McDougall and Township of McKellar.

Nominations are to be filed with the Clerk, City of Barrie 705-726-4242, or the Clerk of the municipality in which you reside.

Note: The Township of The Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone are not included in a French Language Separate Catholic School Board and therefore do not have the opportunity to vote for this office.  The information noted above is for interest only on the Municipality of Whitestone website 



4.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - SIMCOE MUSKOKA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

One (I) to be elected for Ward 4 which includes, among other municipalities, 

  • The Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, 
  • Township of McKellar, 
  • Town of Parry Sound, 
  • Township of Seguin.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Bracebridge, 1000 Taylor Court, Bracebridge, ON 705-645- 5264

Note: The Township of the Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone are not included in a Catholic School Board and therefore do not have the opportunity to vote/or this office. The information noted above is for interest only on the Municipality of Whitestone website



 

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 Resources:

Lead Where You Live: A guide on running for municipal council


We all Win: Diversity on Council



Resources:

Lead Where You Live: A guide on running for municipal council

We all Win: Diversity on Council


 

Ontario Municipal Elections

 

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Additional Information for Voters and Potential Candidates


 

How Municipal Government Works in Ontario

 

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