2022 Municipal Election

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Election Day is October 24, 2022

Offices to be Elected

The 2022 Municipal Election is being held for the following offices in Middlesex Centre:

  • Mayor (1) – elected at large - acclaimed
  • Deputy Mayor (1) – elected at large - acclaimed
  • Ward Councillors (5) – 1 elected per ward - Ward 3 acclaimed

In addition, voters will elect school board trustees based on the school board they support.

Middlesex Centre Ward Map
Registered Candidates

Please see our Candidates for Municipal Election Page:

Registered Candidates

Who can Vote

Eligibility to vote in a municipal election is based on the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act.

Any person is entitled to vote who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of the municipality, or a non-resident owner or tenant of land located in the municipality, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land located in the municipality; and
  • not legally prohibited from voting.
Confirming your Information on the Voters List

Between January and mid-August, eligible voters were encouraged to use the voterlookup.ca system, managed by MPAC, to confirm their information for the municipal election. 

Now that the voterlookup.ca system is closed, you will need to contact the Voter Help Centre at the municipal office to: 

  • confirm or update your electoral information,
  • add or remove an elector name to an address, or
  • change your school support (Note that under the Election Act, school support must be changed in advanced. You cannot change it on Election Day).

Step 1 - Confirm your Information

To confirm the accuracy of your information on the Voters List, contact the Voter Help Centre at 519-666-0190 ext 5299 or clerk@middlesexcentre.ca.

Some information can be updated over the phone, while other changes may require visiting the municipal office. It is best to contact the Voter Help Centre first to determine if you need to come into the office.

Step 2 - Update your Information

If required, you may make an application to remove, add or correct your information on the Voters List using the Application to Amend Voters List Form and providing proof of identity and residence.

  • The Application to Amend the Voters List Form is attached below. Copies are also available at the municipal office.
  • Common acceptable ID types include an Ontario driver’s licence, an Ontario Health Card (photo card), or an Ontario Photo Card. If you do not have one of these, please see the Voter ID Requirements List at the bottom of this page for other options.

You may submit your signed application:

  • In Person at the Middlesex Centre municipal office during office hours from September 9, 2022, to October 24, 2022 (hours on October 24 are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm). Ensure you have the proper identification with you.
  • By Mail to the Middlesex Centre municipal office. Mailed-in requests must be received prior to the start of the advanced voting period on October 17, 2022, to ensure there is time for a new voter card to be sent out. Should you submit your application by mail, you are required to submit a certified copy of your proof of identification and residence/occupancy
  • By Email to clerk@middlesexcentre.ca. Email requests must be received prior to the start of the advanced voting period on October 17, 2022, to ensure there is time for a new voter card to be sent out. Should you submit your application by email, you are required to submit a certified copy of your proof of identification and residence/occupancy. 

Note than an elector can no longer remove a family member’s name from the Voters List, except in the case of a deceased person.

Election Day and Voting Period

Election Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.

You may vote at any time during the Voting Period, which runs October 17 to 24.

  • Start: Monday, October 17, 2022, at 9:00 am EDT
  • End: Monday, October 24, 2022, at 8:00 pm EDT
How to Vote in the Election and Voter Cards

Municipality of Middlesex Centre Council approved the use of telephone and electronic voting for 2022, the same format as used by Middlesex Centre in 2018.

Eligible voters whose name appears on the voters list will receive a Voter Instruction Letter ("voter card") containing a unique PIN and instructions on how to vote.
 

Voter Cards

Your voter card should arrive in the mail by October 14, 2022. This card is required in order to access the online and telephone voting system.

If you do not receive your card, if your card has errors, if you lose your card, or if you need assistance voting, please contact the Middlesex Centre Voter Help Centre.
 

If you Need Help Voting or Need Access to Vote

Many questions can be resolved over the phone or by email, so contact the Voter Help Centre as a first step!

Voter Assistance Location

If you need help with voting or need access to a computer to vote, please visit the Voter Assistance Location, which will be open during the Voting Period.

  • Location: Municipal Office – 10227 Ilderton Road, Coldstream
  • Hours of Operation:
    • October 17 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
    • October 18 to 21 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
    • October 22 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
    • October 24 - 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Please visit this location to receive assistance related to your voter card, missing PIN, etc. You may also vote at this location. Bring your voter card if you have received one.
Voting Kiosks

If you do not require assistance and only need access to a computer to vote, Voting Kiosks will be set-up during the Voting Period at the following locations:

  • Komoka Library - 1 Tunks Lane, Komoka
  • Ilderton Library - 40 Heritage Drive, Ilderton
  • Voting will be available at these locations during their normal hours of operation.
  • Bring your voter card.
  • There are no staff to assist you at the Voting Kiosks.  If you think you may need help voting, please go to the Voter Assistance Location at the municipal office (see above).
How-To Videos

Although from 2018, these how-to videos are helpful in explaining the internet and telephone voting processes.

Internet Voting Video

Telephone Voting Video

Frequent Questions

Most people are reporting they were able to vote quickly and easily using the online system, but we have had a few repeat questions at the Voter Help Centre. We are sharing them here in case they are your questions too!

Why is my birthday information missing? 

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), which prepared the voters list, likely didn't have that information on file. Please call or email the Voter Help Centre or visit the Voter Assistance Location at the Municipal Office and we can update that for you.

Why can't I get the voting webpage to load? I keep going to the municipal website.

If you want to vote from the convenience of your own home, remember to use the "address bar" at the top of your browser and not a "search bar." Since the voting portal is a secure website, it won’t show up in search engines like Google, and instead you will get sent to the Middlesex Centre municipal website.

Where to type in the address to vote on-line

 

What Ward do I Live in?

Not sure which ward you live in?  You can find your ward information using the "Find My Ward" application. 

Find My Ward

 

Accessible Elections

Middlesex Centre is committed to making the election accessible for all eligible voters. 

  • The internet/telephone voting method using for the election allows electors to access the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.
  • Election officials will be available for assistance at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period.
  • Voting kiosk locations will allow residents without access to a phone or the internet to cast their ballots.
  • The municipality has an Accessibility Policy in place and has established separate procedures surrounding accessibility for the election.
  • The Voter Help Centre at the municipal office is fully accessible (AODA-compliant) to electors and candidates seeking assistance.

We welcome your feedback as to how we may improve accessibility for our voters and candidates.

Important Dates for the 2022 Election

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri, excl. holidays); and
  • Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00am to 2:00pm)


Third-Party Advertising Registration Period:

  • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm)


"Lame Duck" Period (If Applicable):

Related to the Municipal Election - Section 275 of the Municipal Act, 2001 states that if less than 75% of incumbent councillors seek re-election, the Council for a municipality is restricted from passing any by-law that allocates spending of more than $50,000.00 or creates a liability for the municipality greater than $50,000. This is known as a "lame duck" council.

  • August 19, 2022 at 2pm to November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm


Preliminary List of Electors Released to the Public:

  • September 1, 2022


Voting Period for Electors:

  • Advanced Voting Period: Monday, October 17, to Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Election Day: Monday, October 24, 2022


Term of New Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026


Ending of Campaigns:

  • Last date for any candidate and third-party campaigning: January 3, 2023
  • Candidate and Third-Party Financial Reporting Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 2:00pm
  • Late Candidate and Third-Party Financial Reporting (subject to $500 late filing fee): May 1, 2023 at 2:00pm
Information for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers

If you are interested in running for Council or participating as a third-party advertiser, please visit:

Information for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers

 

Resources

Province of Ontario Resources:

Middlesex Centre Resources:

Other Resources:

Check back for updates as the election approaches.

 

For Questions Contact: