Have your save, Algonquin Highlands Municipal and School Board elections 2022 will be October 24 2022

 

Information for Voters

New for 2022 - Internet and Telephone Voting

 

2022 Voters’ Guide (link opens in new window)                                                     

View Unofficial List of Candidates

Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of candidates are certified than are required to fill the said offices, voting will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting.

                                                         For more information please contact:

                                                         Dawn Newhook, Municipal Clerk
                                                         1123 North Shore Road Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
                                                         705-489-2379, ext 333
                                                         dnewhook@algonquinhighlands.ca

 
 
 

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 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.

If you have questions regarding voterlookup.ca please contact MPAC at 1 866 296-6722

Have your save, click here to visit the voter look up website to verify that you are on the voters list.

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by this 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 or is not prohibited from voting because he or she:
    • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
    • Is a corporation
    • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
    • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the MEA

Students who reside away from home may vote in both places (in the municipality where they attend school and where their family resides) as long as the family residence is their permanent residence.
Trailer Owners in Campgrounds who are considered tenants and may therefore vote if they are entitled to use the land on Voting Day, or for at least six weeks in the year of the election.

Revision period begins from September 1 until the close of voting on voting day (October 24), a person may submit an application to have their name added to or removed from the voters’ list, or to have their information on the voters’ list amended. Please check back on September 1, 2022 for more information.

This section will be updated following the close of Nominations on August 19, 2022.

The 2022 Municipal and School Board Election will be conducted by Internet/Telephone voting. Internet/telephone voting will commence on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM through to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 24, 2022 .  Eligible electors that are on the voters’ list will be mailed a Voter Information Letter which will contain information for the elector to vote.  Eligible voters should receive their voter information letter between October 4th and 8th.

If you do not receive a Voter Information Letter by October 9, 2022, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-489-2379.

If you are an eligible elector and live in one municipality and own property in another municipality (non-resident elector) you can vote in both municipalities. If both municipalities are in the same school board you can only vote once for the school trustee.

If you own multiple properties in different wards within the same municipality, and are an eligible elector, you are eligible to vote once in the ward where you reside.