Key dates for 2022
Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022.
The voters’ list will be prepared on September 1, 2022. If you want to add, remove, or change your listed information on or after September 1, you must contact your municipal clerk.
The nomination period begins on May 1, 2022. As May 1 is a Sunday, you may not be able to file a nomination until May 2, 2022 when the clerk’s office is open.
The deadline to file a nomination to be a council or school trustee candidate is Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.
For third party advertisers
The nomination period begins on May 1, 2022. As May 1 is a Sunday, you may not be able to register to be a third party advertiser until May 2, 2022 when the clerk’s office is open.
The deadline to register to be a third party advertiser is Friday, October 21, 2022.
Municipalities that want to use voting and vote counting equipment or an alternative method of voting must have an appropriate bylaw passed by May 1, 2022.
Read our election guides
Guides for municipal council and school board elections are available in HTML and PDF formats.
Find out who is eligible to vote, how to vote and how you can support candidates.
Find out how to run as a candidate.
Find out how to register as third party advertiser and the rules you must follow under the Municipal Elections Act.
Information for voters
You need to be on the voter’s list to vote in a municipal council or school board election.
Find out if you're on the list to vote for municipal council and school board elections at voterlookup.ca.
You can add yourself, confirm or update your personal information, change your school support for the purpose of elections and add other electors under your address.
You are required to show identification to vote. If your name is on the voters’ list, you will be required to show one piece of identification that has your name and address. Your photo or signature is not required. See the list of acceptable documents for voter identification.
Contact your municipal clerk for information about whether your municipality is offering alternative voting methods such as vote by mail or internet voting.
Election job opportunities
Contact your municipal clerk for information about employment opportunities in your municipality.
Contact Elections Ontario for employment opportunities in the provincial election.
Broadcasters and publishers
Find out the responsibilities that broadcasters and publishers have related to the campaign advertisements of candidates and third party advertisers. The campaign period begins on May 1, 2022 and ends on January 3, 2023.
Municipal guides and programs
Find out more information for municipalities about finances, social housing, business improvement and responsibilities following the election.
Newly-elected municipal councillors can learn more about their roles and responsibilities in the municipal councillor’s guide.