The 2022 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.
- 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:
- Councillors (4)
- School Board Trustees:
- English Public and English Catholic
- French Public and French Catholic
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
Voting Period for Electors:
- Start Date TBD 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
Third Party Advertiser - Declaration of Qualifications
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.
Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy
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 04-2022 Being a By-law to authorize the establishment of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee (including Terms of Reference)