MUNICIPAL ELECTION - OCTOBER 24, 2022

The 2022 Ontario election will be held on June 2, 2022, to elect Members of Provincial Parliament to serve in the 43rd Parliament of Ontario. For more information on the Ontario election please visit Elections Ontario. 

Unofficial List of Candidates - As of May 12, 2022

Get involved and have your say in the 2022 Election!

The Term of Office is from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026. Nomination Forms and Ontario Municipal Councillor's Guide will be available at the Municipal Administration Centre beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022.

A Candidate Information Session will be held in hybrid format on June 23, 2022.

No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until a nomination paper has been filed. View the Notice of Nomination advertisement for additional information on applying to be an elected official in the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election. 

The Municipality of Kincardine Council consists of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, 3 Councillors at-large, 2 Councillors for Ward 1, 1 Councillor for Ward 2 and 1 Councillor for Ward 3.

The Municipality of Kincardine will be using an Internet/Telephone voting system for the 2022 election. Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote using either the internet or telephone.

What can you do now? Visit www.VoterLookup.ca to make sure you are on the Voters’ List and that your address, birthday and school board support are correct for the 2022 Municipal Election.

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 2022 Municipal Election Timeline
  • May 2, 2022 - Nomination and campaign period opens
  • May 2, 2022 - Third party registration period opens
  • August 19, 2022 - Nomination day (last day to be nominated) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • August 22, 2022 - Certification of nominations by 4:00 p.m.
  • August 22, 2022 - Official list of candidates posted with any declaration of acclamation after 4:00 p.m.
  • September 1, 2022 - Preliminary list of electors release to the public
  • October 17, 2022 - Voting period for electors begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • October 21, 2021 - Third party registration period closes
  • October 24, 2022 - Voting day (ends at 8:00 p.m.)
  • November 15, 2022 - 2022-2026 Council term begins
  • November 14, 2026 - Council term ends
Frequently Asked Questions 
When is the Next Municipal Election?

The upcoming Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.

Who Can Vote? 

A person is entitled to vote on Voting Day if they:

  • reside in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are at least eighteen years old;
  • are not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act or other law.
Who Cannot Vote? 

The following individuals cannot vote in a municipal election:

  • a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation; or
  • a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day.

A person who is acting as an executor or in any other representative capacity (e.g., power of attorney), cannot vote on behalf of the person they are representing unless they have been appointed as a voting proxy.

What Ward am I in? 

Visit the Kincardine Ward Map to search for what Ward you are in. 

Number of Votes

A voter is only entitled to vote once in a municipality and once in a school board even if the voter has more than one qualifying property address within the municipality or school board. A voter may only have one permanent residence. 

Students

A student may vote in the municipality where he or she is temporarily residing while attending school as well as at his or her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she does not intend to change his or her permanent home.

Homeless Persons 

If a person has no permanent residence, then the following rules determine their residence:

  1. The place in which the person most frequently returned to sleep or eat during the five weeks preceding the determination.
  2. If the person returns with equal frequency to one place to sleep and another to eat, the place in which he or she sleeps.
  3. Multiple returns to the same place during a single day, to eat or sleep, are considered to be one return.

A person's affidavit regarding the places to which he or she returned to eat or sleep during a given time period is conclusive, in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

Trailer Owners 

Trailer owners in campgrounds are tenants of the campground; therefore, they are potentially eligible if they meet the requirements of Section 17(2) of the MEA, can provide a tenancy agreement showing that they are entitled to use the land on Voting Day (October 24, 2022).

Under a timeshare contract, to be eligible, the person must be able to prove that they are entitled to use the land on Voting Day or for a period of six weeks or more during the calendar year in which the election is held.

Acceptable Voter Identification Documents

Acceptable documents for voter identification include:

  • An Ontario driver's licence
  • An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • An Ontario Photo Card
  • An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • A cancelled personalized cheque
Candidate Information

Anyone interested in being nominated for the 2022 municipal council or school board election should consult the 2022 Candidates’ Guide - Ontario municipal council and school board elections for further details. The Guide includes eligibility to run for election, nominations and campaigning.

Interested persons may attend a Candidate Information Session provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on June 23, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00.pm.  This session is being offered in hybrid format (in-person and virtual).

View the Notice of Nomination for additional information on applying to be an elected official in the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election. 

View the French Language Notice of Nomination for the French Language Separate School Board and French Language Public School Board. 

To make an appointment to file your nomination papers, please contact the Clerk at clerk@kincardine.ca or 519-396-3468 ext. 7111

Councillor Roles and Responsibilities

Please review the Ontario Municipal Councillor's Guide to learn about the roles and responsibility of a municipal council member. 

What is the Term of Office?

The Term of Office is from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

Who can Run in the Municipal or School Board Election?

Please visit the Eligibility to run for election page of the 2022 Candidates’ Guide.

When and Where Can I File My Nomination? 

You will be able to file your nomination starting Monday May 2, 2022 at the Municipal Administration Centre during regular business hours – Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to file a nomination is Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. and must filed by 2 p.m.

To make an appointment to file your nomination papers, please contact the Clerk at clerk@kincardine.ca or 519-396-3468 ext. 7111

What is the Cost to File a Nomination? 

The fee to file a nomination is $200 to run for Mayor and $100 for all other positions. This fee must be paid to the Clerk at the time you submit your nomination form.

It can be paid by certified cheque, cash, money order or debit.

What Do I Need to File a Nomination?
Before filing your nomination, please review the nominations page  of the Candidates’ Guide. Remember every person who wants to be a candidate must file nomination papers prior to receiving any campaign contributions and/or expending any funds on a campaign.

To file your nomination, you must give the following to your municipal clerk:

  • a completed nomination form (Form 1)
  • the nomination fee ($200 to run for Mayor and $100 for all other positions)
  • completed endorsement of nomination forms (Form 2) for council candidates

You will be required to show identification to prove that you are eligible to be nominated. List of acceptable voter identification.

You will also be required to submit:

  • Candidate’s Consent to Release Personal Information (Form EL12)

To make an appointment to file your nomination papers, please contact the Clerk at clerk@kincardine.ca or 519-396-3468 ext. 7111

Who Certifies the Nomination?

Prior to 4:00 p.m. on the Monday following Nomination Day (August 22, 2022), the Municipal Clerk shall examine each nomination filed, and if satisfied the person qualified to be nominated and that the nomination complies with the Municipal Elections Act, the Municipal Clerk shall certify as such on the nomination field.

If not satisfied, the Municipal Clerk shall reject the nomination and give notice to the person who sought to be nominated and all other candidates for that office.

The Municipal Clerk's decision to certify or reject a nomination is final. The Municipal Clerk will consider the following criteria to reject individual nominations:

  • Candidate has refused or declined to provide proof of identification
  • Candidate does not satisfy the requirements set out in the Municipal Elections Act in Section 29 (1)
  • The nomination form is incomplete
  • The filing fee has not been paid
  • The necessary financial disclosure was not filed for the previous election in which the individual may have been a candidate.

Please ensure you have read the 2022 Candidates’ Guide - Ontario municipal council and school board elections to ensure you are eligible to run.

Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes

The Municipality of Kincardine has adopted the Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes (Policy No. GG.1.1.5) to provide a consistent approach regarding the use of municipal corporate resources during an election campaign and to clarify that all election Candidates including Members of Council and Committees, and Third Party Advertisers are required to follow the provisions as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. 

Voters' List
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections.

Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors provided by MPAC to prepare their Voters’ List for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.

One of the ways MPAC collects this information is through www.voterlookup.ca . Here, Ontarians can add their name and the names of other members of their household to a secure database and confirm or update their information including date of birth.

If any of the following apply to you, please be sure to check if you are on the Voters’ List and confirm your information is correct.

  • Have you recently moved?
  • Are there multiple owners listed on your property?
  • Have you just turned 18?
  • Have you just received your Canadian Citizenship?
  • Are you a student attending a post secondary school?
  • Have you changed your mailing address?

Take a few minutes to verify your information at www.voterlookup.ca  and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Application to Amend the Voters' List

If you’re not on the list or if there are changes needed, simply complete an “Application to Amend Voters’ List” form.

Forms must be returned to the Municipal Administration Office and can only be accepted during the revision period from September 1 to October 24, 2022.

Identification must accompany this form that includes name, signature and Municipality of Kincardine address. The required identification may be presented in two ways:

  • A single piece of ID showing your name, signature and Municipality of Kincardine address (where you currently live or own property);
  • The second way is having two pieces of ID; one showing your name and signature and the second showing your name and Municipality of Kincardine address.

List of acceptable voter identification.

Staff Assistance
Election staff are available throughout the election to assist with any issues that may arise with respect to providing a barrier-free election.

Telephone: (519) 396-3468  X 7113

Email: voterhelpdesk@kincardine.ca

In Person (pending COVID-19 restrictions): Municipal Administration Centre 1475 Concession 5, RR #5 Kincardine ON N2Z 2X6

Mail: Clerk, Municipality of Kincardine, 1475 Concession 5, RR #5 Kincardine ON N2Z 2X6

Please contact us at (519) 396-3468  X 7113 or voterhelpdesk@kincardine.ca if you require your Voter Notification Letter in an accessible format.

How to Vote
For the 2022 Municipal Election, The Municipality of Kincardine will offer Internet and Telephone voting options. Eligible electors will be able to vote from a mobile device, computer, telephone, cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Internet or telephone voting is a convenient option for electors, allowing them to access ballots anytime, anywhere.

Eligible voters will receive a personalized voting instruction package well before Election Day (October 24, 2022) with details on how to vote online or by phone.

For the 2022 elections, voting will open on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022.

Electronic voting stations will also be available at the Municipal office during the voting period for public use.

Voter Information Letter

If you have not received your Voter Information Letter by mid-October 2022 or if the information is incorrect please contact the Municipal Administration Centre. You will be required to fill out an “Application to Amend Voters’ List” to be added to or have your information corrected on the Voters’ List. You will receive your Voter Information Letter once your application has been approved.

Voting How To 

A video outlining how to cast your ballot will be made available closer to the election period.

Vote by Internet and Telephone Procedure Manual 

The Vote by The Internet and Telephone Procedure Manual is available here. 

Voter Help Centre

The Help Centre located at the Municipal Office (1475 Concession 5, RR #5) will be available to voters throughout the voting period and on Voting Day until 8:00 p.m.

Voter Help Centre Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring your Voter Information Letter and acceptable ID as you will need these.  

Out of the Country

A Voter Information Letter will be mailed to the address on the Voters’ List. You can use your Voter ID and PIN anywhere that you can access the internet or a touch tone phone.  

Third Party Advertisers

Anyone who wants to register as a third party advertiser for the 2022 municipal council or school board election should consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide for further details.

Persons wishing to file a registration as a third party are encouraged to contact the Clerk’s Department (519) 396-3468 ext. 7111 or email clerk@kincardine.ca for an appointment to ensure staff are available.

What is a Third Party Advertiser?

Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. The meaning of “third party” in this context means a person or entity who is not a candidate.

Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.

Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate’s campaign to express support of or opposition to candidates (or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot) and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.

A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.

What is Not a Third Party Advertising? 

Please consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide to determine if you are a third party advertiser.  

Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate (or an answer to a question on the ballot) are not considered to be third party advertising. Examples include:

  • speaking to friends and neighbours
  • posting on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
  • sending an email to a group or mailing list
Who Can Be a Third Party Advertiser? 

Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:

  • any person who is a resident in Ontario
  • a corporation carrying on business in Ontario
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

If two or more corporations are owned or controlled by the same person or people, or if one corporation controls another, they are considered to be a single corporation. If the same person or people own or control multiple corporations, only one of those corporations may register to be a third party in a municipality.

There is no restriction against family members or campaign staff of candidates registering to be third party advertisers. However, third party advertising must be done independently of the candidate. If a person with close ties to a candidate wishes to register they should consider how these activities may look to the public and how they would be able to demonstrate that they were not working in co-ordination with the candidate.

Please consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide for more information.  

Who Cannot Be a Third Party Advertiser? 

A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot register to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.

Candidates in the provincial election cannot register. They may register after the provincial election, when they are no longer candidates.

Federal and provincial political parties cannot register to be third party advertisers. Political parties are not permitted to be financially involved in municipal elections.

Please consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide for more information.

Registering as a Third Party Advertiser

An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the municipal clerk to be a third party advertiser in a municipality.

The first day that a third party advertiser can file their notice of registration is May 2, 2022. A third-party advertiser cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, nor begin advertising, until their registration is certified by the Clerk.  Upon receiving a third-party advertiser’s nomination, the Clerk will provide them with their preliminary spending limits.

Being registered in a municipality allows the third party to advertise to the voters in that municipality. A third party advertiser can support or oppose any candidate or candidates who will be voted on by the people in that municipality. This includes candidates running for local council and school trustee.

Third party advertisers do not need to decide before they register which candidate or candidates they want to support or oppose, and they do not have to tell the clerk what their intentions are.

A third party can only advertise to voters in the municipality where they are registered. There is no limit on the number of municipalities where a third party can register. If a third party wants to advertise to voters in more than one municipality they must register in each municipality where they wish to advertise.

Please consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide for more information.

How to Register

An individual or a representative of a corporation or trade union must file a Notice of Registration (Form 7)  with the municipal clerk in person or by an agent. It must have an original signature – the form may not be a copy,  and may not be scanned and submitted electronically. There is no registration fee.

The municipal clerk must be satisfied that that the individual, corporation or trade union is eligible in order to certify the registration, and may require that identification or additional documents be provided.

A person who is filing as the representative of a corporation or a trade union should make sure that they can provide proof that they are authorized to act on the corporation or trade union’s behalf.

Please consult the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide for more information.

Where and When to Register

You will be able to register starting Monday May 2, 2022 at the Municipal Administration Centre during regular business hours – Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to register close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022.

To make an appointment to register, please contact the Clerk at clerk@kincardine.ca or 519-396-3468 ext. 7111

Information for Broadcasters and Publishers 

Broadcasters and publishers have responsibilities related to the campaign advertisements of candidates and third party advertisers. The campaign period begins on May 1 and ends on January 3, 2023.

To learn more about your responsibilities please review the Information for broadcasters and publishers in the 2022 Third Party Advertiser' Guide

 Election Sign By-law

The Election Sign By-law regulates election signs used by Candidates in Municipal, Provincial and Federal Elections. The adopted by-law can be found here. 

Election Accessibility Report

Section 12.1 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that within 90 days after voting day in a regular election, the clerk shall prepare a report about the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities and shall make the report available to the public.  

This post election report will be posted on the municipal website and provided to individuals as requested.

Report to Council from Municipal Clerk Regarding Accessibility Initiatives Undertaken for 2018 Municipal Election

Notice of Default/Compliance by Candidates

Notice of Default/Compliance by Candidates Report

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