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​​​​​​​​​​2022 Municipal and School Board Elec​​tion​​

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Municipal Election Day in Ontario is Monday, October 24, 2022. Please note​ key dates and information bel​ow regarding the Municipal and School Board Election for Oro-Medonte.​​ Municipal Election staff can be contacted at 705-487-4029.​

Key Dates

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Key Dates​​​​​

​Nomination Pe​riod: From Monday, May 2, 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022, nominations will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (walk-in's accepted on nomination day only)

Nomination FormsNomination forms will be available online on the Township election webpage by April 25, 2022. Nomination forms are to be filed in-person with the Clerk's Office at the Township of Oro-Medonte Administration Office located at 148 Line 7 South by appointment only with the exception of nomination day. 

In order to make an appointment please contact: The Administration Centre at 705-487-4029 or ask for the Clerk's Division​.

Campaign Period: The campaign period begins once a candidate has filed a nomination form, and ends on December 31, 2022.

Acclamations: If, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022 following Nomination Day, the number of certified candidates for an office is the same as or less than the number to be elected, the Clerk shall immediately declare the candidate or candidates elected by acclamation.​​

Voters' List: The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) shall provide the preliminary list of electors (Voters' List) by September 1, 2022. The Clerk shall make the preliminary list of voters available for election purposes only.

Revision of Voters' List: An individual may make application to the Clerk requesting that their name be added, removed or corrected to the Voters’ List from September 1, 2022 to October 24, 2022.  The application must be approved by the Clerk or their designate.

Advanced Voting

Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Big Cedar Estates (1844 Line 13 North); and
  • Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort (24 Mount St. Louise Sideroad West); and
  • Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • ​Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)​
​Election DayMonday, October 24, 2022. Voting will close at 8:00 p.m. Traditionally, unofficial election results are released after 8:00 p.m. 

Vote Anywhere: For Traditional Paper Ballot Voting electors may vote at any designated voting location within the Township during Advanced Voting dates or on Election Day.​​

Vote by Mail by Request: Application submission will be available through the Township election webpage up to September 12, 2022. Following this date, please contact the Clerk's Office for assistance with this process.​

Term of Office: The length of time the elected officials serve on Council is a four (4) year term from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026. 

Municipal Elections are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Ward Boundary Changes were approved by Council for the 2022 Municipal Election.  Please visit our election ward boundary webpage or refer to By-law 2021-093 to review new ward maps.

For questions regarding the Township of Oro-Medonte's Municipal and School Board Trustee Election, please contact the Clerk's Division at 705-487-4029 or elections@oro-medonte.ca​


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2022 Municipal Election


2022 Municipa​​l Election​​​

Municipal and School Board Trustee elections in Ontario are held once every four years on the fourth Monday in October. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.​

Advanced Votes: October 8, 2022, October 13, 2022 & October 15, 2022

Oro-Medonte Voters' will have the ability to cast their vote in the 2022 Municipal Election by Traditional In-person Paper Ballot or Vote by Mail by Request.

Who can vote or be a c​​andidate in Munic​​ipal Elec​​​tions?​

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.
​​​​To be able to vote or file nomination papers to be a candidate, your name must be on the list of eligible voters. Please visit Voter Look Up (www.voterlookup.ca) to check eligibility.

If you are on the voters list, you should receive a card in the mail by mid-September telling you that you are eligible to vote. If you think you are eligible to vote, but have not received your card by mid-September in an election year, please go online at (voterlookup.ca) to register or call your municipality to find out how to register to vote. Information regarding the municipal election will be provided on the Township website election page and social media.

Who can be a can​​​d​​idate?

Generally, anyone who is eligible to vote may be a candidate for a position on a municipal council. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a particular political party.

What is new for​​ the 2022 El​​ection?

​New Ward Boundari​es​​

Wards were increased from five (5) wards to six (6) wards and other wards were realigned within the Township under By-law 2021-093.  You can reference these ward boundary changes in By-law 2021-093 and the Ward Maps provided on the Township election webpage.

Council Compos​​ition​

  • ​​Mayor – One (1) to be elected at large.
  • Councillors – One (1) to be elected for each of the 6 Wards.
  • (A Deputy Mayor will now be appointed by the elected Council from amongst the members elected for each ward)

Clerk's Division Contact infor​​mation as follows:

  • Phone: (705) 487-4029
  • Fax: (705) 487-0133
  • Click to e-mail: (elections@oro-medonte.ca)
  • 148 Line 7 South, Oro-Medonte, L0L 2E0​



Office of the Mayor and Ward Councillors

By-law 2021-093 re-divided the previous five (5) wards into six (6) wards.  For the 2022 election, the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Ward Councillors will be determined as follows:

  • The Mayor will be elected by general vote
  • Councillors to represent each of the six (6) wards shall be elected by ward
  • The office of the Deputy Mayor will be appointed by Council from amongst one of the six (6) elected ward Councillors.​


Voter Information

Voter Information​​

​Qualifie​​​d Voters​

In order to qualify as an eligible elector, you must:

  • Reside in the Township of Oro-Medonte, or are the owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age (as of Election Day) or older; and
  • Not prohibited from voting as outlined in s. 7(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Voter​​​​s​​' List

The Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) is provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). This information is used to create the voters' list for each municipality. Remember, just because a person voted in the Ontario Elections in June 2022, it does not guarantee they will be on the “municipal" elections voters' list later that fall.

The voters' list will be available by September 1, 2022. If you wish to confirm your name and address, please contact the Clerk's Office:

In-Person:              148 Line 7 S, Oro-Medonte
                              Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
By Phone:              705-487-4029
By Email:               elections@oro-medonte.ca

Voter Notific​​ation Cards

​​Each elector will receive a Voter Notification card prior to the advanced voting dates of October 8, 13 and 15 and Election Day, Monday October 24, 2022.

This will contain elector's name, address, Ward, School Board Support, Advance Vote Dates and locations and the location of the Voting Stations on Election Day. Elector's are required to bring the voter card with them to assist with the voting process.

If an elector wishes to vote by mail by request, they must register as follows: www.oro-medonte.ca - Vote by Mail by Request Application. Please complete the form and submit it online or contact the Clerk's Office for assistance.

How to Add, Correct or Delete an Elector from th​e Voters' List

If you would like to add, correct or delete yourself from the voters' list, you will need to compl​​ete the Form EL15 – Application to Amend Voters' List.

If you would like to delete a deceased person's name from the voters' list, you will need to complete the Form EL16 – Application for Removal of Another's Name from the Voters' List . A copy of the Death Certificate will be required to process the application.

Completed EL15s or EL16s must be submitted to the Clerk's Office with an original signature, to:

Township of Oro-Medonte

Attn: Yvonne Aubichon, Clerk

148 Line 7 S

Oro-Medonte ON  L0L 2E0

Or call 705-487-4029

Forms may also be completed in-person at any of our Advance Vote or Voting Day locations, which are listed below.

Advanced Voting

Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Big Cedar Estates (1844 Line 13 North); and
  • Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort (24 Mount St. Louise Sideroad West); and
  • Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Maryam Mosque (110 Line 7 South)
Election Day:

Monday, October 24, 2022. Voting will close at 8:00 p.m. Traditionally, unofficial election results are released after 8:00 p.m.

Vote Anywhere:

For Traditional Paper Ballot Voting, electors may vote at any designated voting location within the Township during the Advanced Voting dates or on Election Day.​

Please visit voterlookup (www.voterlookup.ca) to ensure you are on the Voters' List for the 2022 Municipal and School Board election.​

How to Stay Informed

For more information, please call the Township Office at 705-487-4029.

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 24, 2022 to have your say in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. 


Candidates General Information

​Candidates General Information​​

​Qualifications to ​Run for Office​

In order to qualify to run for office, you must:

  • Reside in the Township of Oro-Medonte, or are the owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older; and
  • Not prohibited from voting as outlined in s. 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.
The following people are disqualified from running and/or from holding office as a member of council:
  • A judge of any court;
  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations (proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Municipal Clerk cannot certify the nomination); or
  • A candidate who failed to file the required financial statement in the last municipal election.

​Term of Office​​ 

​November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026

Municipal Candidates​​​

  • Council Candidates in the Township of Oro-Medonte
  • One (1) Mayor
  • Six (6) Ward Councillors (one for each of the Wards 1 to 6)

​​School Board Trustee Candidates​​

One (1) to be elected at large for the following School Boards:

  • Member of English-Language Public District School Board #17 Simcoe County District School Board (submit nomination papers to Township of Oro-Medonte);
  • Member of the English-Language Separate District School Board #44 Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (submit nomination papers to City of Orillia);
  • Member of the French-Language Public District School Board – Conseil scolaire Viamonde (submit nomination papers to City of Barrie);
  • Member of the French-Language Separate District School Board #64 – Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (submit nomination papers to City of Barrie).

​So you want to run for Council?

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) provides an overview of the Role of Municipal Government in Ontario and more about what potential candidates may wish to know before they determine if they will run for municipal office.

Election Sign By-law 20​​​18-033

Prior to a candidate posting any election signs, please ensure they meet the regulations as stipulated in  By-law 2018-033.

Candidate Nomination Packages​

Candidate Nomination Packages will be available for download on the Township website at www.oro-medonte.ca/elections on or before Monday, April 25, 2022.

Completion of Nomination Papers is encouraged prior to your “filing" appointment with the clerk's office.

Nomination Endorsements​​​

As part of the nomination filing package of a candidate for council, they must include twenty-five (25) written endorsements of nomination for their position. A person endorsing a nomination must be an eligible voter in Oro-Medonte on the day to which the endorsement is made. This is applicable for municipal and school board trustee candidates.

Endorsements forms will be included on the website as part of the Candidates Packages.

Nomination Period​

Begins on Monday, May 2, 2022 (Administration Centre - Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and ends on Nomination Day Friday, August 19, 2022 (Administration Centre - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)  Nominations shall be accepted in-person through the Clerk's Office, by appointment only.

Walk-ins will only be accepted at the Administration Centre on Nomination Day up to 2:00 p.m. All nominees who have entered the Administration Centre prior to 2:00 p.m. will be processed.

​Nomination Fee​​

The fee to file a nomination is two hundred dollars ($200.00) to run for head of council (Mayor) and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for all other positions (Councillor and School Board Trustees).  This fee must be paid to the clerk at the time the nomination is filed.

Note: A total of twenty-five (25) endorsement signatures are required to file a nomination. The prescribed form above provides for a total of five (5) signature places, therefore multiple copies of this form will need to be provided. Endorsement of Nomination forms are public information, and completed forms will be made publically available on the Township's website, and completed forms may be made publically available. It is suggested that each candidate provide more than 25 endorsements in the event that a nominee(s) is not eligible and to ensure certification as a candidate.

Nomination and Endorsement Forms – Public Information

All documents filed with the Clerk as part of a candidate's nomination are deemed to be public information. Upon certification of the candidates after the close of the Nomination Period on August 19, 2022, all nomination and endorsement forms will be made publically available on the Township's website as soon as reasonably possible.

If an individual wishes to view this documentation, it is available to view in person during regular office hours of the Clerk's office. Copies may be made in accordance with the Township's Fees & Charges By-law 2018-044 at the cost of $0.75/per page.

Section 88(5) of the Municipal Elections Act states:  Despite anything in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, documents and materials filed with or prepared by the clerk or any other election official under this Act are public records and, until their destruction, may be inspected by any person at the clerk's office at a time when the office is open. 

Please note: Pending Health Unit restrictions, these inspections may require an appointment.​

Candidate Inquiry Process​

If a candidate has a question or enquiry pertaining to Township business or the municipal elections, please note the following Enquiry Process.

  1. Please submit all questions and/or enquiries to the Clerk in writing at elections@oro-medonte.ca. Only those questions and/or enquiries addressed to the Clerk will receive a response.
  2. If your question or enquiry is related to the election process, a response will be provided to you by the Clerk.
  3. If your question or enquiry is not related to the election process, the Clerk will circulate it to the senior management team for a response, which will be provided to all candidates.
  4. In order to ensure a transparent, consistent, and fair enquiry process, responses to questions and enquiries will be provided to all candidates by the Clerk via e-mail, without noting who the original enquiry was from.

Information that is not readily available to the public may require the submission of a request for information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). If unsure, any questions should be directed to the Clerk. Additional information regarding the Freedom of Informa​tion (FOI) request process is available on our website.

Requests by a candidate for meetings with members of staff will not be entertained. Obtaining information through individual meetings does not enable the equal, open sharing of information consistently with all candidates.

All questions, including MFIPPA, election or otherwise, including the voting method, shall be directed to the Clerk: 

Clerk:
​Yvonne Aubichon​
Email:elections@oro-medonte.ca
Phone:(705) 487-2171 ext. 2142
Fax:(705) 487-0133
Address:148 Line 7 South Oro-Medonte, On L0L2E0



2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections