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The upcoming Municipal Election will take place on October 24, 2022 – with advanced polls open October 8, 12, and 14.

Nominations begin on May 2 and will run until 2 p.m. on August 19.

Nominations will be accepted for the offices of:

  • Mayor
  • Councillors
  • Trustee, Grand Erie School Board
  • Trustee, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
  • Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • Trustee, Mon Avenir Conseil Scolaire Catholique

Filing a nomination

Nomination papers can be filed by appointment. Please email [email protected] to arrange a time.

The forms required to file a nomination are available online through the candidate information page on the  2022 Municipal Election website. The following must be provided at the time of submitting a nomination:

  • Nomination Paper (Form 1)
  • Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2)
  • Prescribed filing fee of $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for all other offices. Paid in cash, certified cheque, money order (payable to Norfolk County), debit, Visa, or Mastercard
  • One piece of identification, such as a driver’s license or another government-issued photo identification

Those interested in running for office are invited to attend one of the County’s upcoming candidate information sessions. The first session will be exclusively virtual and will take place on Monday, May 16 at 2 p.m., through Microsoft Teams. The second event will be hybrid, with an opportunity to attend virtually – or in Council chambers. It will be hosted jointly with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required to attend both events.

Who Can Vote?

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets the rules for municipal elections, including who is eligible to vote.

To be eligible to vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, the elector must be:

  • A resident of Norfolk County, or an owner or tenant of land in the County, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old; and
  • Not prohibited from voting by law

Only one vote per election is permitted, no matter how many properties are owned or rented in Norfolk County.

Eligible residents are encouraged to visit the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)’s to ensure they are included on the preliminary list of electors, and that all their information is correct.

Additional details for candidates, third-party advertisers, and voters can be found on the County’s 2022 Municipal Election website. Details on voting locations and advance polling dates will be added to the page as they become available.