Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Municipal Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Ward 1 Councillor
  • Ward 2 Councillor
  • Ward 3 Councillor
  • Ward 4 Councillor
  • Ward 5 Councillor
  • Thames Valley District School Board – English Public
  • London District Catholic School Board – English Separate
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde – French Public
  • Conseil Scolaire de district Catholique – French Separate

Election Year Timeline

  • May 2, 2022 – Nomination and registration period begins
  • August 19, 2022 – Nomination Day
  • August 22, 2022 – All nominations to be examined and certified by 4pm.
  • September 15 – September 26, 2022 – Prepare and distribute an interim list of electors
  • September 24, 2022 – Possible day to hold an advance vote
  • October 24, 2022 – Voting Day
  • October 25, 2022 – Declaration of results
  • November 15, 2022 – New term of office commences
  • December 16, 2022 – Deadline for the newly formed council to host their first meeting
  • January 3, 3023 – End of the election campaign

Who Can Vote?

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.

Steps To Preparing the Voters' List

  1. A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.
  2. The preliminary list is sent to the municipal clerk after a by-election has been called or in advance of a regular election which occurs every 4 years. The clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters' list.
  3. If you are not on the voters' list, or if your information is incorrect (for example, you have moved and may be listed at a former address), you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in a regular election or by-election. You may have your name added to the voters' list at the voting place. You may be asked to show identification to establish that you are eligible to vote. For more information about getting on the voters' list, you should contact your municipal clerk.

VoterLookUp.ca

MPAC created voterlookup.ca to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board 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.

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)

If you are interested in running for municipal office, you can file nomination papers starting May 2, 2022. The nomination day is August 19, 2022.

The election campaign period begins on the day a nomination for office is filed. A contribution shall not be made to or accepted by or on behalf of a person unless he or she is a candidate.

If you are interested running for Council, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) offers a course that goes over all the ins and outs of the process.

More details and forms are available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and House website.

The material on this website has been prepared to provide information about the upcoming Municipal Election. It includes information on legislative requirements, key dates, procedures regarding nominations for office, election expenses, and qualification requirements for candidates. This website is prepared for information purposes only. Reference should always be made to the relevant legislation and regulations. The onus is on those persons running for office to ensure they are qualified and that all forms being submitted are complete and accurate