Elections

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2022 Election

The 2022 Municipal and School Board Election is October 24, 2022.

Candidate Nominations

Nominations to run for Council commences on May 2, 2022 and Nomination Day is Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM).

Nomination Period

Nominations for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections must be made on the prescribed form (Form 1) and must include signatures of at least 25 persons (eligible electors within your municipality) endorsing the nomination on the prescribed form (Form 2) (School Board Trustees are excluded from the 25 signature requirement).

Nomination forms are available under the Nomination Forms drop down below or at your local municipal Clerk’s Office.

All Nomination forms must be filed, either in person or by your agent, with the Clerk/Returning Officer of the appropriate municipality during normal office hours between May 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day).

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and all other offices are $100.00, by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order made payable to the appropriate municipalityand must accompany the signed forms.  Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the appropriate Municipal Clerk.  Please call the appropriate office to schedule an appointment to file your nomination.

Please download the Notice for Nomination for Office for more information or contact your local municipality, Clerk’s Department.

Nomination Forms

Those wishing to file for nomination must complete the following Ministry of Municipal Affiars and Housing forms:

Unofficial List of Candidates

Candidate Information

Candidate Information Session

Do you want to run for council? Join us for a Free Candidate Information Session on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129, 719 Mountain Street, Haliburton.

Who Should Attend:

  • Potential candidates
  • Spouse or partner (family members of potential candidates)
  • anyone interested in learning more about local government

Anyone who is considering running for the role of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Ward Councillor in any of the County of Haliburton municipalities is invited to attend this free candidate information session.

The Information Session will be led by Fred Dean, a municipal coach and former municipal solicitor who has been training members and heads of Council since 2002. The session will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of municipal council members and explain how public office will impact your life.

Information Session Registration

This event is being offered both in person as well as virtually.  There is no registration required for in person attendance. To register virtually please visit https://www.dysartetal.ca/election/

This event will be livestreamed by Sticks and Stones Productions and is hosted by Township of Algonquin Highlands, Municipalities of Highlands East and Dysart et al and the Township of Minden Hills.

Voting Information

Voting Methods

There are 3 ways to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election:

  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Traditional paper ballot
Make sure you’re on the Voters List!

Are you registered to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24?

To make sure you are on the list, and that all your information is accurate, visit voterlookup.ca

2018 Election Data

Declaration of Election Candidates
Accessibility Report

In accordance with section 12.1(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Clerk shall provide a report, within 90 days after voting day in a regular election, about the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with accessibility needs. This report outlines the various initiatives undertaken during the course of the 2018 Municipal Election regarding the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities. To view the report, please click on the link to visit our Accessibility Page.

Votes Cast, Declined and Spoiled Report

The municipal election process includes a municipal-wide voter selection of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor-at-Large positions. The Municipality is broken into three sub-geographical regions called Wards.  The Wards represent the Townships that amalgamated to become the Township of Minden Hills, with Ward 1 being the former Anson, Hindon and Minden Townships, Ward 2 was once the Township of Lutterworth and Ward 3 is the former Township of Snowdon.

The current Council was elected in the Fall of 2018 and will serve until the Fall of 2022.  The next Municipal Election will take place in October of 2022.