Have your say, vote! Algonquin Highlands Municipal and School Board Elections 2022, October 24, 2022.


Information for Candidates

The next municipal election to elect a mayor, ward councillors, and school board trustees will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

2022 Candidates’ Guide (link opens in new window)

View Official List of Candidates

Candidate Contact Information

Declaration of Acclamation

Notice of Election Information




  • Entitled to be an elector under MEA, 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 or 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).


The following persons are disqualified:

  • Except in accordance with MEA, s.30 (Leave of Absence), an employee of the municipality or a person who is not an employed of the municipality, but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in s.223.11 of the Municipal Act or an investigator referred to in s.239.2(1) of the municipality or a person who is not an employee of the municipality, but who holds any administrative position of the municipality.
  • A judge of any court.
  • A Senator, a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament.
  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution, including a sentence being served in the evening or on weekends (this does not include a person serving a sentence at home).
  • A Corporation.
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practices described in MEA, s.90(3) if Voting Day in the current election is less than 5 years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
  • A person disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information.

Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk nominations on the prescribed form and accompanied by acceptable identification, with the declaration by at least 25 persons (on the prescribed form) and the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200 for the Head of Council and $100 for all other offices. The declaration for 25 persons is not applicable to school board candidates.

The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, bank draft or money order. A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent by appointment only during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends and Statutory Holidays excluded) beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022 through to Thursday, August 18, 2022 and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day).

Please contact the Clerk to confirm acceptable identification. Identification must be valid and contain the candidate’s name, qualifying address and signature. NOTE: Identification that requires the person to “write in” an address is not acceptable identification (e.g. Canadian Passport).

If a candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written withdrawal of their candidacy, by no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) in the Clerk's Office. Any withdrawals sent by mail, email or fax are not permitted, as it must be filed in the Clerk's Office.