Municipal Election Information

The 2022 Municipal Election to elect a mayor, councillors and school board trustees will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Nominations open on Tuesday, May 2 and close on Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m. 

Notice of Office - Running in the 2022 Municipal or School Board Election

This Notice is for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24, 2022. Nominations for the positions listed below must be filed either in person or by your agent with the Returning Officer on the prescribed form available, during normal business hours between Monday, May 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022; and on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, the Returning Officer will reopen nominations, for the vacant positions only. Additional nomination papers would then be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 24, 2022.

Each proposed candidate (with the exception of School Board Candidates) must file the prescribed Declaration Form signed by at least 25 persons, with their Nomination Form.

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200 and all other offices are $100. Candidates must not raise or spend any funds for their election campaign until the nomination form has been filed. Additional information, including the Nomination Procedures and Forms, may be obtained from the Returning Officer or from this page. 

Township of South Frontenac Council Positions 

  • Mayor - 1 Seat
  • Councillor Bedford District - 2 Seats
  • Councillor Portland District - 2 Seats
  • Councillor Storrington District - 2 Seats
  • Councillor Loughborough District - 2 Seats

Returning Officer:
Angela Maddocks - Clerk/Returning Officer
613-376-3027 ext. 2222
amaddocks@southfrontenac.net 

Important Dates

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  • First day to file a Nomination Paper for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee
    • Once the Nomination Paper has been filed with the Clerk, candidates can start raising and spending money on their campaign.
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to candidates.
    • Preliminary self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to candidates running for School Board Trustee).
  • First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
    • Third party advertisers cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, or being advertising, until their registration is certified by the Clerk.
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertisers upon certification.
Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates to:
    • File a nomination
    • Withdraw a nomination
    • Change office
Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Last day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers.
  • Declaration of candidates elected by acclamation, if applicable.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Voters’ List available to candidates.
Monday, September 26, 2022
  • Last day to provide final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers.
  • Last day to provide final self-contribution limits to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to candidates running for School Board Trustee).
Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser.
Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Voting Day.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • End of campaign period for candidates and third party advertisers.
  • Last day to file a Notice of Extension to continue campaigning to erase a deficit.
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the initial financial statement.
Friday, June 30, 2023
  • End of extended campaign period.
Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period).

Unofficial List of Candidates as of June 27, 2022

View the list of unofficial candidates- nominations received and updated June 27, 2022. 

Resources for Candidates & Eligible Voters

Candidate Information

Candidate Eligibility 

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination is:

  • Entitled to be an elector under the Municipal Elections Act, s.17
    • Is a Canadian citizen;
    • Is at least 18 years of age;
    • 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 as noted otherwise by law.
    • Not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information.
    • Not disqualified by any Act from holding such office
    • Not disqualified under the provisions as outlined in MEA, s 90(2) and 91(1)

Once a person has filed his or her nomination papers, the Clerk will provide notice of the preliminary maximum campaign expense limit and a copy of the procedures and guidelines established for candidates, see the 2022 Candidate's Guide.

As nominations are accepted, the Clerk shall provide notice of the "Unofficial List of Candidates" by posting a copy in the Municipal Office, the township website.

The Clerk will certify the nomination papers before 4:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2022 and post a copy in the Municipal Office, and on the township website.

Nomination Process

For the 2022 Municipal Election the nomination period is from May 2, 2022 to August 19, 2022. Nominations may be filed either in person or by your agent with the Returning Officer on the prescribed form available, during normal business hours between Monday, May 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022; and on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

A person may be nominated for an office by filing a nomination in the Clerk's Office, in person or by an agent. The nomination of a person for an office on Council, must be endorsed by at least 25 persons, and they may endorse more than one nomination with one exception. 

The person endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the municipality, if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination.

The Clerk is entitled to rely upon the information filed by the candidate and a nomination certified by the Clerk is conclusive evidence that all conditions have been complied with. In other words, the Clerk does not have to verify the electors are qualified.

Filing Fee

The filing fee must accompany the nomination. The prescribed nomination fee is $200.00 for the Head of Council (Mayor) and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or by a debit card.

Withdrawal of Nomination

If a candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written withdrawal of their candidacy by no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) in the Clerk's Office.  

Nomination Forms & Candidate Resources

Please use the forms below when submitting nomination papers. 

It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Returning Officer - Angela Maddocks, when you are ready to file your nomination papers. Please call her at 613-376-3027 Ext 2222 or email amaddocks@southfrontenac.net

Resources:

Third Party Advertisers

Third Party Advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate or support, promotes or oppose a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot. The meaning of "third party" in this context means a person or entity who is not a candidate.  The nomination period for a third party advertiser begins on May 2, 2022 with the last day to file registration being Friday, October 21, 2022.  

Voter Information

Voter Eligibility 

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by the Municipal Elections Act or any other Act) if, on Voting Day (Monday October 24, 2022), he or she:
  • 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 any law.

Resident Elector

A resident elector is where a person lives, and is eligible to vote in that municipality's election. A person is only allowed to have one residence.

Non-Resident Elector

If a person lives in one municipality, but owns or rents property in another municipality, then they are a non-resident elector and able to vote in that municipality's election.

Spouse of Non-Resident Elector

If a person lives in one municipality, and qualifies as a spouse of a non-resident elector, then they are able to vote in that municipality's election.

Students

A person may have residences in two local municipalities at the same time if the person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an education institution but not with the intention of changing his or her permanent lodging place, and the person's permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality.

Therefore, students can vote in the municipality where they attend school and they can also vote in the municipality where they live.

Voter Identification

All electors at the voting place must show proof of name and qualifying address before receiving a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to vote. If the elector does not have identification with them they will be required to complete Form 9, a Statutory Declaration stating that they are the elector showing on the Voter's List. Voters are not required to show photo identification, only identification showing name and qualifying address.

Since the adoption of Ontario Regulation 304/13 requires only one list and one item of acceptable identification. That ONE item must be an original, certificate or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address, view the list. 

Voter Qualifications and Voters' List Information

The next Ontario municipal and school board elections are October 24, 2022. If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age or older election day, you can vote.

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; and,
  • change school support for the purpose of voting in a school board election.

Are you on the Voters' List? Use the VoterLookup.ca tool on MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) website to ensure you are on the list and the information is accurate.  

About VoterLookup

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.

One of the ways MPAC collects this information is through www.voterlookup.ca. Here, Ontarians can add their name and the names of other members of their household to a secure database and confirm or update their information.

This helps ensure that each municipality has the most accurate information possible for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.


Take a few minutes to verify your information at voterlookup.ca and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Previous Elections

2021 Federal Election Information

Where is my local Elections Canada office?
  • Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston(Ontario)
  • Main Office:Settler's Ridge Mall
                     275 Brockville Street
                     Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4Z6
  • Toll-free phone: 1 866 241-7891
  • Toll-free fax: 1 888 420-7132
  • Returning officer : Cheryl Annie Lillian Bird
  • Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                                 Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                 Sunday: 12:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.
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2018 Municipal Election Information & Results 

The Municipal Election was October 22, 2018 and the process for the 2018 Election was exclusively utilized with the alternative voting method known as "Voting by Telephone/Internet". See By-law 2017-15. The voting period, being the advance vote and including voting day, was for  a term of 8 (eight) full days commencing Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) and the Voting period terminated on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm (EST). The results of the election were presented in the Sydenham Library Community Room, 4412 Wheatley St, Sydenham, as soon as possible after 8:00 pm on October 22, 2018. The official results are linked above.

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