2022 Municipal Elections

The next 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.

Nominations will open on Tuesday May 2nd, 2022 and close on Friday, August 19th, at 2p.m.

The Township of Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands hosted a joint Candidate Information Workshop on April 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. called "So You Want to Run for Council?"  This session is intended for potential candidates, their families and anyone interested in learning more about local government.   Session handouts can be obtained at the Municipal Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, ON. K0H 2P0. 

 Notice of Office - Running in the 2022 Municipal or School Board Election

This Notice is for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24th, 2022.   Nominations for the positions listed below must be filed either in person or by your agent with the Returning Officer on the prescribed form available, during normal business hours between Monday, May 2, 2022 to Thursday August 18, 2022; and on Friday August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between 9:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

 

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, the Returning Officer will reopen nominations, for the vacant positions only.  Additional nomination papers would then be accepted between 9:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. on Wednesday August 24, 2022.

 

Each proposed candidate (with the exception of School Board Candidates) must file the prescribed Declaration Form signed by at least 25 persons, with their Nomination Form.

 

The required filing fee for Head of Council is $200.00 and all other seats $100.00.  Candidates must not raise or spend any funds for their election campaign until the nomination form has been filed.  Additional information, including the Nomination Procedures and Forms, may be obtained from the Returning Officer or from this page.

 

Township of Central Frontenac Council Positions:

  • Mayor - 1 Seat
  • District 1 (Former Kennebec Twp) - 2 Seats
  • District 2 (Former Olden Twp) - 2 Seats
  • District 3 (Former Oso Twp) - 2 Seats
  • District 4 (Former Hinchinbrooke Twp) - 2 Seats

 

Returning Officer:

Cathy MacMunn - CAO/Clerk

613-279-2935 ext. 227

cmacmunn@centralfrontenac.com

Important Dates
Monday, May 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  • First day to file a Nomination Paper for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee
    • Once the Nomination Paper has been filed with the Clerk, candidates can start raising and spending money on their campaign.
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to candidates.
    • Preliminary self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to candidates running for School Board Trustee).
  • First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
    • Third party advertisers cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, or being advertising, until their registration is certified by the Clerk.
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertisers upon certification.
Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates to:
    • File a nomination
    • Withdraw a nomination
    • Change office
Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Last day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers.
  • Declaration of candidates elected by acclamation, if applicable.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Voters’ List available to candidates.
Monday, September 26, 2022
  • Last day to provide final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers.
  • Last day to provide final self-contribution limits to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to candidates running for School Board Trustee).
Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser.
Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Voting Day.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • End of campaign period for candidates and third party advertisers.
  • Last day to file a Notice of Extension to continue campaigning to erase a deficit.
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the initial financial statement.
Friday, June 30, 2023
  • End of extended campaign period.
Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period).
Certified List of Candidates for the 2022 Municipal Election

View the certified list of candidates for the upcoming Municipal Election on October 24, 2022

 

View the Acclaimed School Board Trustee's 

Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

Township of Central Frontenac 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

County of Frontenac Council

 What is Frontenac County Council?

Candidate Information

Candidate Eligibility

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination is:

Entitled to be an elector under the Municipal Elections Act, s.17

  • Is a Canadian Citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years of age;
  • Residents in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and 
  • Is not prohibited from voting as noted otherwise by law.
  • Not disqualified from violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information.
  • Not disqualified by an Act from holding such office.
  • Not disqualified under the provisions as outlined in MEA, a90(2) and 91(1)

Once a person has filed his or her nomination papers, the Clerk will provide notice of the preliminary maximum campaign expense limit and a copy of the procedures and guidelines established for candidates, see the 2022 Candidate's Guide

 

As nominations are accepted, the Clerk shall provide notice of the "Unofficial List of Candidates" by posting a copy in the Municipal Office, the township website.

 

The Clerk will certify the nomination papers before 4:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2022 and post a copy in the Municipal Office, and on the township website.

Nomination Process

For the 2022 Municipal Election the nomination period is from May 2, 2022 to August 19, 2022. Nominations may be filed either in person or by your agent with the Returning Officer on the prescribed form available, during normal business hours between Monday, May 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022; and on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

A person may be nominated for an office by filing a nomination in the Clerk's Office, in person or by an agent. The nomination of a person for an office on Council, must be endorsed by at least 25 persons, and they may endorse more than one nomination with one exception. 

The person endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the municipality, if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination.

The Clerk is entitled to rely upon the information filed by the candidate and a nomination certified by the Clerk is conclusive evidence that all conditions have been complied with. In other words, the Clerk does not have to verify the electors are qualified.

Filing Fee

The filing fee must accompany the nomination. The prescribed nomination fee is $200.00 for the Head of Council (Mayor) and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or by a debit card.

Withdrawal of Nomination

If a candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written withdrawal of their candidacy by no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) in the Clerk's Office.  

 Nomination Forms & Candidate Resources

Please use the forms below when submitting nomination papers. 

It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Returning Officer - Cathy MacMunn, when you are ready to file your nomination papers. Please call her at 613-279-2935 Ext 227 or email cmacmunn@centralfrontenac.com

Resources:

Third Party Advertisers

Third Party Advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate or support, promotes 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.  The nomination period for a third party advertiser begins on May 2, 2022 with the last day to file registration being Friday, October 21, 2022.  

 Voter Information

 Voter Eligibility
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by the Municipal Elections Act or any other Act) if, on Voting Day (Monday October 24, 2022), he or she:
  • Is a Canadian citizen
  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting under any law.

Resident Elector

A resident elector is where a person lives, and is eligible to vote in that municipality's election. A person is only allowed to have one residence.

Non-Resident Elector

If a person lives in one municipality, but owns or rents property in another municipality, then they are a non-resident elector and able to vote in that municipality's election.

Spouse of Non-Resident Elector

If a person lives in one municipality, and qualifies as a spouse of a non-resident elector, then they are able to vote in that municipality's election.

Students

A person may have residences in two local municipalities at the same time if the person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an education institution but not with the intention of changing his or her permanent lodging place, and the person's permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality.

Therefore, students can vote in the municipality where they attend school and they can also vote in the municipality where they live.

Voter Identification

All electors at the voting place must show proof of name and qualifying address before receiving a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to vote. If the elector does not have identification with them they will be required to complete Form 9, a Statutory Declaration stating that they are the elector showing on the Voter's List. Voters are not required to show photo identification, only identification showing name and qualifying address.

Since the adoption of Ontario Regulation 304/13 requires only one list and one item of acceptable identification. That ONE item must be an original, certificate or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address, view the list. 

 Voter Qualifications and Voters' List Information

The next Ontario municipal and school board elections are October 24, 2022. If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age or older election day, you can vote.

We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system, and it is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date and accurately reflected for electoral purposes. 

 

To check if you are on the voter list call 1-800-300-6851 or the Township of Central Frontenac office at 613-279-2935.

Alternatively, visit www.voterlookup.ca

 

To be added to the voters list please visit the office in person to complete the required EL15 form and provide suitable ID, i.e., Ontario Driver’s license, Ontario Photo Card.  

We do not recommend using a health card.

 

Voters will receive a voter information letter early to mid-October with instructions and a personal identification number unique to you.

Voting will also be available at the Voter Help Center located at the Township office for those without access to phone/internet.

Voter Help Center Hours:

October 17th – 21st from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday October 24th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

View online voting demo here: https://youtu.be/H0AAtREdJeo

 

For more information see the 2022 Voter's Guide below.

Question on the Ballot

February 22, 2022 Council passed a by-law to place a question on the 2022 Central Frontenac Municipal Ballot

 Are you in favour of reducing Council size from 9 members to 5 members?

Yes or No

 By-law 2022-09, Being a By-law to request a question on the ballot for the 2022 municipal election

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