Election 2022

Municipal Election 2022

Nominations for Council and school board trustees for the 2022 municipal election open on May 2 at 8:30 p.m. and will closed on August 19 at 2:00 p.m.

The 2022 Municipal election takes place on Monday, October 24, 2022.  The Township of St. Joseph will elect on Mayor and 4 Councillors. In addition, voters will elect school board trustees based on the school board they support.

Important Dates

  • Nomination period: May 2 – August 18
  • Nomination Day: August 19
  • Preliminary List of Electors available September 1
  • Advanced Poll: Saturday, October 15
  • Election Day: October 24
  • Term of new Council: November 15, 2022, to November 14, 2026
  • 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

2022 Group Nomination Form

Official List of Certified Candidates

Official List of Certified Candidates for the Algoma District School Board

Declaration of Acclamation - French Public School Board

Candidate Information

2022 Candidates Guide

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office as a member of council only if, as of the day they file their nomination they are:

Entitled to be an elector under MEA, s.17

  1. resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant.
  2. is a Canadian citizen.
  3. is at least 18 years old; and
  4. is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1).
  5. Not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information
  6. Not disqualified by any Act from holding such office.
  7. Not disqualified under the provisions as outlined in MEA, s.90(2) and 91(1)

Please note that the following people are disqualified from holding office as a member of Council:

  1. an employee of the municipality unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to office.
  2. Person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution (this does not include a person serving a sentence at home).
  3. Judge of any court.
  4. Corporation
  5. Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament, or a Senator; or
  6. Candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election.

2022 Voters Guide

Voters are encouraged to visit www.voterlookup.ca to confirm whether they’re on the preliminary list of electors. If you are not on the voter's list please come to the municipal office, 1669 Arthur Street, to fill out the form to be added to the voters list. 

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

A person is entitled to be a voter at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, they

  1. reside in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant.
  2. is a Canadian citizen.
  3. is at least 18 years old; and
  4. is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1).

The following are prohibited from voting in a municipal election:

 serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution

  • a corporation
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Voter Identification: All electors will be required to present a piece of identification to receive a ballot at their voting place. The identification must show your name and address. Photo identification is not required. Electors who cannot present an acceptable proof of identity and residence will have to make a statutory declaration. Many documents can be used to show a person’s name and address; some include an Ontario Driver’s license, mortgage statement, insurance policy, income tax assessment notice, Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions, etc.

Forms

EL 15 Amend Voters List

Appointment of Voting Proxy - Form 3

If you have any questions related to the Election, please contact:

Amanda Richardson
Clerk Administrator

1669 Arthur Street
P.O. Box 187
Richards Landing, ON
P0R 1J0

Phone: (705) 246-2625 x. 202
[email protected]