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Municipal Elections

The 2022 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Information on this page will be updated as it becomes available.

Voting Methods in the 2022 Municipal Election

 

In 2022, voters in the Township of The Archipelago  will once again be able to cast their vote in the municipal election anywhere they can access the internet or telephone.  You will require two pieces of identification when you cast your vote. The first piece of identification will be the pin number that is mailed to you by the Township and the second piece of identification will be your date of birth.

Benefits of Internet and Telephone Voting

Accessibility: Whether you are away on personal travel, suffering from illness, working days or nights, have a disability, or just have difficulty travelling, you can cast your ballot from anywhere with an internet connection or touchtone telephone.

Convenience: Remotely cast your vote from anywhere using a computer, smart phone, tablet device, or touchtone phone, 24 hours a day over an extended voting period.

Environmentally-Friendly: Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as voters no longer need to travel to polling locations.

Additional Resources

Election Day is on Monday, October 24. 2022


Date(s)Event
Monday, May 2, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022Nomination Period: Nomination forms may be filed by candidates beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022, when nomination forms may be filed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 2, 2022 to Friday, October 21, 2022

Registered Third Party Filing Period: Individuals, corporations, or trade unions may file with the Clerk to be a registered third party for the election in the prescribed form. Restrictions apply as to who may register.

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022

Campaign Period: The campaign period begins when a candidate has filed the nomination form, and ends on December 31, 2022. Alternative time periods are in effect if the candidate withdraws the nomination, if the Clerk rejects the nomination, or the candidate extends their campaign and is continuing to campaign to erase a deficit.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Certification of Nomination Forms: The Clerk shall certify filed nomination forms by 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Acclamations: If, at 4:00 p.m. on the Monday following Nomination Day, the number of certified candidates for an office is the same as or less than the number to be elected, the Clerk shall immediately declare the candidate or candidates elected by acclamation

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Voters’ List: The Clerk shall make the Preliminary List of Voters available for election purposes only.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022

Revision – Application to Add, Remove or Correct One’s Own Name: An individual may make application to the Clerk requesting that their name be added, removed or corrected to the Voters’ List. The application must be approved by the Clerk or their designate.

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022
Election Signs: Candidates may install election signs, in accordance with the Township's Election Sign By-law.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Voting Period: Internet and Telephone Voting opens at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and closes at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Voting Day: Voting closes at 8:00 p.m. Traditionally, unofficial election results are released after 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Declaration of Results: The Clerk will declare the results of the election of candidates as soon as possible after voting day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Term of Council Commences: Elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat. Inaugural Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Tuesday, January, 2023

Campaign Period Ends: Deadline to provide Clerk with written notification of deficit and continuation of campaign. Candidates may file financial information.

Friday, March 31, 2023
Filing Date: Deadline for filing financial statements by 2 p.m. Penalties for non-compliance may apply.


Declaration of Acclamation to Office

List of Certified Candidates - Municipal Council

List of Certified Candidates - School Board

REEVE

NameQualifying AddressTelephone No.Email Address
Bert Liverance55 Island B207905-424-8551bert@bertliverance.com


COUNCILLOR WARD 1

NameQualifying AddressTelephone No. 
Email Address
Laurie Emery514 Highway 529705-938-1886lauriemayemery@gmail.com
Tom Lundy247 South Shore Road705-366-5617tomlundy@sympatico.ca


COUNCILLOR WARD 2

Name
Qualifying Address
Telephone No.
Email Address
Peter Frost1 Island 713A416-571-0038phfrost44@gmail.com


COUNCILLOR WARD 3

Name
Qualifying Address
Telephone No. Email Address
Earl Manners7 Island A4705-879-8386earlmanners@gmail.com
Scott SheardIsland A394647-295-8214sheard@rogers.com


COUNCILLOR WARD 4

Name
Qualifying Address
Telephone No.
Email Address
David Ashley1 Island B338905-940-0614dsashley@sympatico.ca
Alice Barton1 Island B570416-710-0499alice.barton@gmail.com
Rick Zanussi      51 Island B717705-774-1777rick@canadiancontractingservices.com


COUNCILLOR WARD 5

Name
Qualifying Address
Telephone No.
Email Address
Darlene Cade Fraser16 Crane Walker Road416-723-1159dcade@cadeinsurance.com
Ian Mead   (Nomination Withdrawn)206 Crane Lake Water905-301-4583ianm@vianet.com


COUNCILLOR WARD 6

Name
Qualifying Address
Telephone No. 
Email Address
Dan MacLeod     89 Fox Back Road647-549-5474danmacleodward6@gmail.com



Near North District School Board, Zone 3  (Wards 1, 2 & 3) - English Public

NameQualifying AddressTelephone No.Email Address
John Arkwright
705-840-3721
Jeanie Fuscaldo
details to follow


Near North District School Board, Zone 4 (Wards 4, 5, 6) - English Public

NameQualifying AddressTelephone No.Email Address
John Cochrane32 Virginia Heights, Parry Sound705-746-7877mywindylake@hotmail.com
Howard Wesley227 Oastler Park Drive, Seguin705-938-0123howardwesley@me.com


Conseil Scolaire Public Du Nord-Est De L'Ontario, Zone A - French Public

NameQualifying AddressTelephone No.Email Address
Bruce Cazabon
details to follow

Nomination Period

Voting Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.  Nomination for candidates for the 2022 Municipal Election opens on Monday, May 2, 2022.  You can register in-person with the Clerk at the Township Office (9 James St, Parry Sound), by appointment only, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Nomination period closes Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, nomination meetings may be held by phone, or virtually, with a follow-up appointment to submit all required documentation.

To schedule a nomination meeting, please contact the Clerk, Maryann Martin at mmartin@thearchipelago.ca, or 705-746-4243 Ext 301.

Notice of Nomination for Office

(New!) AMO has updated its So You Are Thinking of Running For Council, with an easy to use guide that provides everything you need to know to run for municipal council. Lead Where you Live:  A guide on running for municipal council (2022)

Candidate Information

Any individual looking to run for Municipal Office must be considered an eligible candidate and complete the prescribed nomination procedures outlined below.  For more information please review the 2022 Candidates' Guide - Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.

***On June 29th, 2022, the West Parry Sound Municipalities hosted a virtual Candidate Information Session.  Whether you're a newcomer to the municipal election process or an experienced candidate, this session provides valuable information. 

To view the video recording, click here.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Candidate Qualifications

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

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of the municipality, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;
  • not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information;
  • not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office

Nomination Process

1.   Nomination papers are available at the Township Office, or online. Nomination Form 1

2.  Proof of Endorsement - Endorsement of Nomination Form 2
  • Candidates must supply proof of endorsement from 25 electors at the time of submitting their nominations to be a candidate in the election
  • Endorsements of a nomination must be collected as original signatures. The individuals providing the signatures must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality on the day they sign the endorsement.  This endorsement becomes a public record.  

3.  All nomination papers must be filed in-person by appointment at the Municipal Office located at 9 James Street in Parry Sound.

4.  Candidates will be required to pay the nomination fee, provide identification, and swear an oath at our office.

Filing Fees

  • Filing fee for nomination to the position of Reeve is $200.00
  • Filing fee for nominations of Ward Councillor is $100.00.
  • Payment must be in cash, cheque or money order payable to the Township of The Archipelago.

Withdrawal of Nomination

If a candidate decides they no longer wish to run for Office, the following must occur:

  • File a written Withdrawal of Nomination form, in-person, with the Clerk;
  • Provide identification; and
  • File a financial statement by the deadline date.

The last day to withdrawal is Friday, August 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Who Can Vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if on Voting Day, they are:
  • a resident in the Township of The Archipelago, or are the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; 
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old or older; and
  • Are not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act or otherwise prohibited by law.
There are three ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:
  1. As a resident elector if you live in the municipality.  You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address.  Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.
  2. As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it's not the one where you live.  You can only be a resident elector in one municipality.  However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property.
  3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live.

Eligible College and University Students

The place where a student’s family resides is also their residence unless they have moved with the intention of changing their permanent lodging.  A student may vote in the municipality where he or she is temporarily residing while attending school as well as at this or her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she has not abandoned the family home.

Persons Prohibited from Voting:

a)  a person serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution (including a sentence served in the evenings or on weekends);
b) a corporation;
c) a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
d) a person who has been convicted of corrupt practice described in s 90(3), if Voting Day in the current election is less than 5 years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

For more information please review the 2022 Voters' Guide.

Effective May 1, 2018, new rules have been placed on advertisements during municipal election periods. From May 1, 2022 to October 24, 2022, no paid advertisements can be made to support or oppose a candidate or a question on the ballot for the municipal election unless that person is a registered candidate or registered third party advertiser. 

Who can register as a Third Party Advertiser?

A registered third party advertiser is an individual, corporation, trade union, or other body that advertises to support or oppose a candidate or a question on the ballot for the municipal election. A registered third party is subject to many of the same requirements as that of a candidate, including filing registration papers, expense limits and financial statements, and is subject to the Township's Election Sign By-law and other legislation and by-laws. 

No election advertising outside of a candidate or registered third party is permitted. 

A third party may register with the Clerk's Department from May 1, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Registered third party packages will be available in the spring of 2022, or sooner. There is no registration fee for third party advertisers, but the Clerk must examine the registration, and then certify the notice of registration if deemed compliant, or reject the registration.

The following are not permitted to register:

  • Municipal election candidates.
  • Federal and Provincial political parties, constituency associations, registered candidates and leadership contestants.
  • A Federal and Provincial government, municipality or local board.

If third party advertisers want to advertise in more than one municipality, they will be required to register in each municipality. This includes newspaper publications that originate in one municipality but are delivered to multiple municipalities.

For more information please review the 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide

Additional Resources

School Board Trustee elections are also held on October 24, 2022. Nominations for school board trustee are accepted by the Clerk of the municipality with the most electors representing the school board district.

For the 2022 Election, the municipalities responsible for each school board trustee elections are: 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE-NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

One (1) to be elected for Zone 3 which includes, among other municipalities, the Township of The Archipelago (North), Township of Carling, Municipality of McDougall, and Municipality of Whitestone.   Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of Powassan, 466 Main Street, Powassan. 705-724-2813.

One (1) to be elected for Zone 4 which includes, among other municipalities, the Township of The Archipelago (South), Township of McKellar, Township of Seguin, Town of Parry Sound.   Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Parry Sound, 52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, ON 705-746-2101.

SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIRE PUBLIC DU NORD-EST DE L’ONTARIO 

One (1) to be elected for Zone A which includes, among other municipalities, Township of The Archipelago, the Township of Carling, Municipality of McDougall, Township of McKellar, Town of Parry Sound, Township of Seguin, Municipality of Whitestone. Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of East Ferris, 390 Hwy #94, Corbeil, ON 705-752-2740.