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Municipal Elections 2022
Municipal Elections 2022

Click here: for the current Board of Trustees and Schools within Ward
Click here: 2022 Candidates Guide (pdf)


Additional Information can be found on the OPSBA website: https://opsba.org/advocacy-and-action/municipal-elections/

When are local elections held?

The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.  

Candidates file nomination with the lead clerk/returning officer for each ward from May 2 to August 19, 2022: (click on title to be redirected to Township/Municipality Elections website page)

Ward 1: Town of Mississippi Mills
Ward 2: Township of Drummond/North Elmsley
Ward 3: Township of Rideau Lakes
Ward 4: Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
Ward 5: City of Brockville
Ward 6: Municipality of North Grenville
Ward 7: Township of North Dundas
Ward 8: City of Cornwall
Ward 9: Township of South Stormont
Ward 10: City of Clarence-Rockland

Summary of Key Dates:
  • March 31, 2022 – No by-election shall be held after this date.
  • April 3 – Last day for school boards to provide a copy of the report on determination and distribution of trustees.
  • April 30 – Last day for municipalities and school boards to establish rules and procedures regarding the use of municipal and/or board resources during the election campaign period.
  • May 2 – The nomination and registration periods begin.
  • August 19 – Nomination Day, with a deadline of 2 p.m. The last day to register as a candidate. A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination must notify the municipal clerk in writing before 2 p.m.
  • October 24 – Voting Day
  • November 15 – New Term of Office commences.
  • January 3, 2023 – End of the election campaign period, which is the 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.
Quick links for download of documents are found on the right side of this page (on mobile, these will be at the bottom).

Roles and Responsibilities - School Boards and Individual Trustees: (refer to download section for full document - OPSBA Good Governance Guide)

A school board is responsible for governing the school system in the best interests of all students in its jurisdiction and on behalf of the communities it serves. The school board, as a corporate body, is the legislative source of all decisions, and individual trustees are granted no authority through the Education Act. Unlike provincial and federal parliaments, school board members do not vote according to an official affiliation, nor are there governing trustees and opposition trustees. Both the board as a whole and individual trustees have roles and responsibilities.

Key Messages for Voters: (full document in download section)

Where trustees are elected, the process is governed by the Education Act and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA). School board trustees are elected every four years during municipal and school board elections. Voters must choose which of the four school board systems they will support, subject to certain restrictions. This means that each voter can elect a trustee to only one of the four school board systems in a jurisdiction: English public, English Catholic, French public, or French Catholic. Voters who own residential property in more than one school board district may vote in each of the school board districts in which property is held.

MPAC created voterlookup.ca to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections. https://www.voterlookup.ca/home.aspx

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