Haldimand County’s 2022 Municipal Election is taking place on October 24, 2022, following the provincial election in June. Specific information for candidates and voters will be posted as it becomes available.
|May 2, 2022||Nomination period begins|
|August 19, 2022||Nomination Day – last day to submit or withdraw a nomination before 2:00 p.m.|
|August 22, 2022||Nominations certified by 4:00 p.m.|
|September 1, 2022||Voters’ List to be available|
|September 24, 2022||First possible date to hold an advance vote|
|October 1, 2022||Last day to establish Compliance Audit Committee|
|October 24, 2022||Voting Day|
|November 15, 2022||New term of Council begins|
|March 31, 2023||Deadline for candidates to file initial financial statements and auditor’s reports before 2:00 p.m.|
Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session
Haldimand County and staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing hosted a virtual Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session on April 13, 2022 for anyone interested in running as a candidate in the 2022 municipal or school board election.
The presentations from the session are included below:
The following Candidates have submitted their nomination papers to run for office in the 2022 Municipal Election. Nominations will be certified after 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022.
|Julie MARCHESE||(905) 906-3924|
|1211 Tamarac St., Dunnville||May 9, 2022|
|Patrick O’NEILL||(905) 329-1163|
|822 Pine St., Dunnville||May 17, 2022|
|Lisa TAYLOR||(289) 209-8580|
|10 Kingfisher Pl., Dunnville||May 3, 2022|
|Ben TUCCI||(519) 841-1917|
|279 Baygrove Line, Dunnville||May 11, 2022|
English Language Public School Board
Grand Erie District School Board – The Municipalities of Haldimand County, Norfolk County, the County of Brant and the City of Brantford.
Number of trustees to be elected: 2 for Haldimand County
|Bernie CORBETT||(905) 774-6717|
|170 Kneider Ave, Dunnville||May 4, 2022|
|Brian DOYLE||(905) 929-4268|
|2512 Hwy 3, Jarvis||June 28, 2022|
English Language Separate School Board
Brant/Haldimand/Norfolk District School Board – The Municipalities of Haldimand County, Norfolk County, the County of Brant and the City of Brantford.
Number of trustees to be elected: 1 for Haldimand County
|Mark WATSON||(519) 429-4103|
|16 Thistlemoor Dr., Caledonia||May 9, 2022|
French Language Public School Board
Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest – The Municipalities of Haldimand County, Norfolk County, County of Oxford, County of Elgin, County of Lambton and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
Number of trustees to be elected: 1
French Language Separate School Board
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud – The Municipalities of Haldimand County, Norfolk County, County of Wellington, Region of Waterloo and County of Brant.
Number of trustees to be elected: 1
All candidates are encouraged to make an appointment to submit nomination forms by emailing email@example.com. The prescribed nomination forms may be obtained and filed at the Clerk’s Office, Haldimand County Administration Building, 53 Thorburn Street South, during the following times:
- During normal working hours of the Clerk’s Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022;
- From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day – August 19, 2022.
The nomination shall:
- Be in the prescribed form and signed by the person being nominated;
- Be accompanied by the prescribed filing fee of $200.00 for the office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices. This fee shall be paid in cash, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
Spending and Campaign Limits
This information can be found below under Forms.
Election Sign Guide
Procedures for the Use of Optical Scan Vote Tabulators
Procedures for the Use of Optical Scan Vote Tabulators will be updated when information becomes available.
Interested in Learning More?
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has an online course Lead Where You Live: A guide on running for municipal council to help individuals better understand what being a member of Council brings, specifically the responsibilities, limits, and dynamics of governing.
The following resources may also be helpful:
What is Third Party Advertising?
Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.
Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.
Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate’s campaign to express support of or opposition to candidates (or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot) and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.
A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.
Who can be a Third Party Advertiser?
Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:
- any person who is a resident in Ontario
- a corporation carrying on business in Ontario
- a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario
If 2 or more corporations are owned or controlled by the same person or people, or if 1 corporation controls another, they are considered to be a single corporation. If the same person or people own or control multiple corporations, only 1 of those corporations may register to be a third party in a municipality.
There is no restriction against family members or campaign staff of candidates registering to be third party advertisers. However, third party advertising must be done independently of the candidate. If a person with close ties to a candidate wishes to register they should consider how these activities may look to the public and how they would be able to demonstrate that they were not working in co-ordination with the candidate.
How to register to be a Third Party Advertiser?
The prescribed nomination form (below) may also be obtained at the Clerk’s Office, Haldimand County Administration Building, 53 Thorburn Street South, and filed during the following times:
- During normal working hours of the Clerk’s Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022.
If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Haldimand County, a Canadian citizen, and 18 years of age, you can vote. Students living in another municipality while attending school can vote in both their school and ‘home’ municipality.
Haldimand County will be offering internet voting for the first time during the Advance Voting period only – watch for details on the internet voting period as we get closer to the election.
For both the Advance Polls and Election Day Polls, eligible Haldimand County residents will have the ability to Vote Anywhere, regardless of their ward.
Please refer to the 2022 Voters’ Guide for more information. Information about identification requirements, voting times and locations, and instructions to appoint a voting proxy will be posted when it becomes available.
The goal of Haldimand County’s Election Team is to ensure that every elector is provided with the opportunity to vote independently in the 2022 Municipal Election. Polling locations are inspected before Election Day to ensure they are accessible for people who use mobility devices/wheelchairs.
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, requires that every municipality appoint a compliance audit committee prior to October 1 of an election year.
The City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to a Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Election. The term of office for this committee is four years beginning on November 15, 2022.
The powers and functions of MECAC are set out in subsections 88.33 through
88.36 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (Act). MECAC is a quasi-judicial body and does not report to Council. MECAC will be required to:
- review and consider a compliance audit application submitted by an elector and decide whether it should be granted or rejected;
- if the application is granted, appoint an auditor to conduct a compliance audit;
- receive the auditor’s report;
- consider the auditor’s report and if the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, relating to election campaign finances, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the candidate for the apparent contravention
- review and consider any reports prepared by the Clerk pursuant to subsection 88.34 or 88.36 of the Act
- in the case where the Clerk’s report identifies that a contributor has contravened the Act as described in subsection 88.34 or 88.36, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the contributor for the apparent contravention
Recommended skill sets for members of the MECAC include:
- Accounting and/or auditing experience
- Academic experience with expertise in political science or local government administration
- Legal experience and/or education
- Others with knowledge of the campaign finance rules contained in the Act
Criteria used to determine membership may include:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the municipal election finance rules;
- Analytical and decision-making skills;
- Availability for meetings;
- Previous committee experience.
Individuals making application to be appointed to the Municipal committees may also be appointed to serve in a similar capacity for both the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and the Grand Erie District School Board.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and preference will be given to those who reside or own property in the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County. Positions on the Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee are provided remuneration and mileage payments. All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Committee Reference Material
Applicants are encouraged to review the following:
- The MECAC Terms of Reference (included as Appendix ‘A’ to the application)
- The Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2022
For more information and to submit an application please contact one of the following:
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
Brantford, ON N3T 2J2
County Clerk County of Brant
66 Grand River Street North
Paris, ON N3L 2M2
County Clerk Haldimand County
53 Thorburn Street South
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0
County Clerk Norfolk County
50 Colborne Street South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3
Here you’ll find election results for candidates who ran in Haldimand County’s 2022 Municipal Election. Information will be posted when it becomes available.
Below are financial statements for candidates who ran in Haldimand County’s 2018 Municipal Election.
It’s important to be informed when you’re heading to the polls, and that’s why we curate resources on this page related to municipal elections. You’ll find links to information from both the municipal and provincial levels of government.