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Ward 4 By-Election

Election Results

Results for the 2023 Ward 4 By-Election have been certified by the Municipal Clerk

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By-Election Information

Below are financial statements for candidates who ran in Haldimand County’s 2023 Ward 4 By-Election.

In accordance with subsection 88.23 (4) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (Act), the following report lists all candidates in the 2023 Ward 4 By-election and indicates whether each candidate complied with section 88.25 of the Act by filing financial statements.




Date Filed


(905) 768-1260

23 Linda Cres., Hagersville 

March 28, 2023


(905) 978-3680

3193 Lakeshore Rd., Dunnville

May 3, 2023


Highway 3
Cayuga, N0A 1E0 

April 20, 2023


(289) 426-2470

970 Hwy 54,

May 4, 2023

(905) 768-3132

P.O. Box 122,
Hagersville, N0A 1H0

 April 5, 2023

Election Sign Guide

Please review the Election Signage Guide and the County’s Sign By-law 1064/10 for information related to election sign requirements.

Spending and Campaign Limits

This information can be found below under Forms.

Forms (some forms may require Adobe Reader to view)


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 March 28, 2023, to June 16, 2023.

Please refer to the 2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide for more information.

Forms (some forms may require Adobe Reader to view)

If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Haldimand County’s Ward 4, a Canadian citizen, and 18 years of age, you can vote.

How to Vote

Internet Voting (June 9-18)

Vote from anywhere, on any platform, at any time:

  • Opens: Friday, June 9 at midnight (12 a.m.)
  • Closes: Sunday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Advance Poll Voting Location (June 15)

  • Thursday, June 15, Noon to 6 p.m. at Haldimand County Administration Building (Haldimand Room) – 53 Thorburn St. S., Cayuga

Election Day (June 19)

  • Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hagersville Arena (Almas Room) – 36 Sherring St. N. Hagersville

ID Requirements

Please do not leave your ID at home! Voters must present identification showing their name and qualifying address in order to vote.

Review the link below to ensure you bring the proper identification with you to your voting location.

ID Requirements

Appointing a Proxy

If voting in person or online is not feasible, a voter may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. Both the voter and the person appointed as proxy must be on the Voters’ List and the attached form must be filled out and certified at the Haldimand County Administration Building during office hours. The instructions for filling out the form are also included here.

Please refer to the 2022 Voters’ Guide for more information.

General Information

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, County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County have appointed a joint Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee (MECAC) 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.

For more information, please refer to the MECAC Terms of Reference and the MECAC Procedures.

For information on the current MECAC membership, please refer to Report CLE-06-2022.

Apply for a Compliance Audit

An eligible elector who believes that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened the election campaign finance rules the under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996  may apply for a compliance audit of their campaign finances.

To apply for a compliance audit of a mayoral candidate, councillor candidate, or registered third party advertiser:

  1. Submit an application in writing to the clerk of the municipality, setting out the reasons of their belief that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to election campaign finances.

The submission should include:

  • Applicant’s name and contact information (address, phone number and email)
  • Candidate Details:
    • Candidate’s first and last name
    • Electoral position: Mayor or Councillor (indicate Ward)
  • Registered Third Party Advertiser Details:
    • Name of third party advertiser

The Clerk must receive the compliance audit application by the following date:

  • For the initial financial filing deadline of September 5, 2023, the Clerk must receive the compliance audit application form by December 4, 2023.

The Compliance Audit Committee will consider the application and, if granted, will appoint an auditor to audit the campaign finances. The Committee will consider the audit results and decide whether to commence legal action.

Compliance audit applications can be submitted to the Clerk at or delivered to 53 Thorburn St. S., Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0.

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