2022 Municipal Election

2022 Municipal and School Board Elections

The Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Reeve, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Key Dates

May 2, 2022 - First day Candidates can file nomination papers
August 19, 2022 - Last day Candidates can file nomination papers between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
October 11 - 23, 2022 - Advance Voting
October 24, 2022 - Election Day
October 25, 2022 - Official Election Results Declared
November 15, 2022 - New Term of Office Commences

The next term of Council will begin on November 15, 2022 and concludes on November 14, 2026.

Changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

In 2020 and 2021 the province made changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 through:

Nomination Period

The nomination period will commence on Monday, May 2, 2022 and close on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM.

Eligibility

A person is qualified under MEA, s.17 to be elected or hold office as a member of Council only if, as of the day they file their nomination they are:

a) a Canadian citizen;
b) at least 18 years of age;
c) resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
d) not prohibited from voting as noted or otherwise, by law.

Internet and Telephone Voting

Alternate voting with electronic or telephone ballots will be used for 2022 Municipal Election. Electors will be able to cast their vote on-line or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet connection or telephone line, beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:30 AM and ending on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM. Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationers to vote from anywhere.

Electors will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail that provides instructions and a secure PIN number to vote by internet or telephone. 

For those electors who require assistance the Town will have a voting location open at the Town Hall (100 Deep River Road, 2nd Floor) from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM during the voting period, and on Election Day (Monday, October 24, 2022) between the hours of 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Voters should bring their Voter Information Letter that has a PIN number with them to the voting location.

For assistance with voting or general inquiries, please contact 613-584-2000 or via email at vote@deepriver.ca 

Are You on the Voters' List?

The Voters' List for the Town of Deep River is prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct property assessments for tax purposes on behalf of municipalities, and is legislated to provide muncipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors in a municipal election year. 

MPAC administers VoterLookup.ca which is an on-line service available to electors. With VoterLookup.ca electors can confirm, update or add their electoral information for the purposes of the Preliminary List of Electors.  For electors adding or updating their information, please also provide the information to the Town of Deep River at vote@deepriver.ca as the Town maintains the Electors List used to send Voter Information Letters with PINs to electors.

Voter Identification

As outlined in Ontario Regulation 304 / 13, an elector who has not received a ballot must present one of the following documents showing their name and qualifying address in order to receive a ballot:

1. An Ontario driver’s licence.

2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).

3. An Ontario Photo Card.

4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).

5. A cancelled personalized cheque.

6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.

7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.

8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.

9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

12. An income tax assessment notice.

13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.

14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.

15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).

16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).

17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.

18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.

19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.

20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.

21. A property tax assessment.

22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.

23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.

24. A hospital card or record.

25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.

26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.

27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.

28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.

29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

Compliance Audit Committee

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Voting Methods

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Candidate Information

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Voter Information

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