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Municipal Elections


Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act.  The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.  The new term of council begins November 15, 2022.

The nomination period runs from May 2, 2022 to August 19, 2022. If you are interested in running for Council, contact the CAO/Clerk, Shara Lavallee, at conmee@conmee.com 

Resources

Guides for municipal council and school board elections are available in HTML and PDF formats.

2022 Voters’ Guide

Find out who is eligible to vote, how to vote and how you can support candidates.

2022 Candidates’ Guide

Find out how to run as a candidate.

2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide

Find out how to register as third party advertiser and the rules you must follow under the Municipal Elections Act.


 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.
Voter LookUp.ca


 Who can be a candidate?

 To be eligible as a candidate in the Conmee municipal election, you must meet the following requirements: 
  • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such a person
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old
  • not legally prohibited from voting and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

To file your nomination you must give the following to the Clerk:

Nominations are to be filed in person at the Municipal Office between May 2, 2022 and 2:00 pm on August 19, 2022. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. 

Appointments are not required but are recommended. 


Key Dates 2022

Monday, May 2
  • First day to file a nomination paper for the offices of Mayor and Councillor 
    • once the nomination paper is filed with the Clerk, the candidate can start raising and spending money on their campaign
    • preliminary spending limit provided to candidates
    • preliminary contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor 
  • First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
    • a third party advertiser cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, nor begin advertising, until their registration is certified by the Clerk
    • preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertiser upon certification
Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates to:
    • file a nomination
    • withdraw a nomination
    • change office
Monday, August 22
  • Last day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers
Thursday, September 1
  • Voters’ List available to candidates
Friday, September 23
  • Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers
  • Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor
Friday, October 21
  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser
Monday, October 24
  • Election Day

Key Dates 2023

Tuesday, January 3
  • 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
Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the initial financial statement
Friday, June 30
  • End of extended campaign period
Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)