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 South Huron Elections 2022

2022 Municipal Election

Municipal Elections in Ontario are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.  The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022. The last municipal election was held on October 22, 2018 and under the Municipal Elections Act, the four-year term of office for the current council and school board trustees began December 1, 2018, and ends November 14, 2022. 

Each proposed candidate must file the prescribed declaration form signed by at least 25 persons (School Board candidates are exempt). The individuals providing signatures must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality on the day they signed the endorsement.

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and all other offices are $100.00 (cash, debit, certified cheque or money order made payable to the Municipality of South Huron.  A nomination must be certified by the Clerk before such person becomes a certified candidate for the office to which she or he is nominated. Candidates must not spend or raise any funds for their election campaign until the registration/nomination form has been filed.

Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the Returning Officer. For more information please contact the Clerk's Department at vote@southhuron.ca  

 Offices for Which Persons May Be Nominated
  • Mayor – one (1) to be elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor - one (1) to be elected at large
  • Councillor, Ward 1 (Stephen) – two (2) to be elected by Ward 1 electors
  • Councillor, Ward 2 (Exeter) – two (2) to be elected by Ward 2 electors
  • Councillor, Ward 3 (Usborne) – one (1) to be elected by Ward 3 electors
 School Board Trustees
  • English Public - Avon Maitland District School Board – one (1) to be elected

The Municipality of South Huron is responsible for conducting the election for the Municipalities of South Huron and Bluewater. Contact vote@southhuron.ca for more information.

  • English Separate -  Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board – one (1) to be elected

The Municipality of South Huron is responsible for conducting the election for the Municipalities of South Huron and Bluewater. Contact vote@southhuron.ca for more information.

  • French Public – Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected)

The City of London is responsible for conducting the election for the Counties of Waterloo, Wellington, Middlesex, Perth and Huron. Contact elections@london.ca or 519-661-4535 to enquire about the nomination process.

  • French Separate – Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (1 to be elected)

The City of Sarnia is responsible for conducting the election for the Counties of Perth, Grey, Huron, Bruce and Lambton. Please visit www.sarnia.ca for more information.

 

Election Notices 

Voting Methods for the 2022 Municipal Election

South Huron will be using Internet/telephone voting methods for our 2022 Municipal Election. Voters can choose to vote by phone or online - No paper ballot option. These alternative voting methods will also be used for the advanced polling period. Proxy voting provisions will not be applicable at the 2022 Municipal Election. All eligible voters in South Huron will be mailed a letter before the election in 2022 that will contain:

  • A Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will be used to cast your ballot (do not share your PIN with anyone!)
  • A telephone number and an Internet address for voting
  • A list of candidates running for office, and
  • A Revision Centre telephone number to call for assistance

The Municipal Clerk is the Returning Officer and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the election.                                                 

For any questions regarding the 2022 Municipal Election please contact the office at 519-235-0310 or email; vote@southhuron.ca.

Who can be a candidate?

  • Candidate must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
  • You will need 25 signatures on your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

When you think about candidates for federal or provincial elections, you usually think about the political party that each candidate represents. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party. 

 2022 Municipal Council and School Board Election Guides are available for review.    

Accessibility

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to have regard to the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities. Accessible customer service standards must be followed when conducting municipal elections. South Huron's election accessibility plan ensures that candidates and electors with disabilities have full and equal access to all election information and services, including the voting kiosk at the municipal office.

Candidate Information Session

There was a a Joint Candidate Information Session (Hybrid) held June 22, 2022 at the Libro Hall, 239 Bill Fleming Drive in Clinton, ON. For a copy of the slide presentation, please contact vote@southhuron.ca

The Avon Maitland District School Board held a virtual school board trustee information night on Tuesday May 31. Anyone interested in running for school board trustee can visit amdsb.ca/trustee to learn more about the position.

 Important dates for 2022

  • May 2, 2022: 1st day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee. Also, 1st day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a Third Party Advertiser.
  • August 19, 2022 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers, nomination for a different office or withdrawal of nomination.
  • September 1, 2022: Voters’ List available to candidates
  • September 23, 2022: Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third-party advertiser. Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councilor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
  • October 21, 2022 @ 4:30pm: Deadline for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third-party advertiser.
  • October 24, 2022: Voting Day

Important dates for 2023

  • January 3, 2023: End of campaign period for candidates and third-party advertisers. Last day to file a Notice of Extension, Form 6, to continue campaigning to erase a deficit
  • March 31, 2023 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates and third-party advertisers to file the initial financial statement
  • June 30, 2023: End of extended campaign period
  • September 29, 2023 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates and third-party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)

Contact(s)

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We work hard to ensure that everyone can access the information and services they need.

For information in alternative formats or assistance accessing information, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-235-0310. 

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