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The 2022 Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 24, 2022 starting at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

  • Mayor (You may vote for 1 candidate)
  • Ward Councillor (You may vote for 1 candidate)
  • York Region District School Board Trustee*
  • York Catholic District Board Trustee*
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde Trustee*
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Trustee*

* You may vote for 1 candidate for the school board you support.

View a list of candidates to find out who is running.

To be eligible to vote in the next municipal election, on Voting Day the person:
  • Is a Canadian citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years of age or older;
  • Resides in the Town, or is the owner or tenant of land in Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, or the spouse of such a person; and
  • Not otherwise prohibited from voting in a municipal election under any law.

Check to see if your name is on the Voters’ List by visiting voterlookup.ca to help avoid delays at the poll on Voting Day. Your name may not appear on the Voters’ List if you have recently turned 18, changed your name, or moved to a new home.

Eligible voters will cast their ballot for one of the following school boards:

  • York Region District School Board Trustee
    Also referred to as English Public (EP). Anyone can vote for this school board.

    Note: If your children are in French Immersion in the Public system, you support this school board. 
  • York Catholic District School Board Trustee
    Also referred to as English Separate (ES). You must personally be Roman Catholic to vote for this school board, regardless if your partner is Roman Catholic or if your children attend an English Separate school.

    Note: If your children are in French Immersion in the Catholic system and you meet the qualifications above, you support this school board. 
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde Trustee
    Also referred to as French Public (FP). You must have French Language Education Rights to vote for this school board.

    Note: This does not include French Immersion or French as a second language.
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Trustee
    Also referred to as French Separate (FS). You must personally be Roman Catholic and have French Language Education Rights to vote for this school board, regardless if your partner is Roman Catholic or if your children attend a French Catholic school.

    Note: This does not include French Immersion or French as a second language.

Additional Information:

  • A non-resident voter, who is an owner or tenant of residential property in the municipality, is entitled to vote for the school board office in that municipality.  
  • A non-resident voter, who is an owner or tenant of commercial property in the municipality, is not entitled to vote for any school board offices in that municipality. 

You must be on the Municipal Voters' List in order to vote on Voting Day (October 24, 2022). If you were on previous Federal or Provincial voters' lists, it does not mean you are on the Municipal Voters' List.

Here is how you can register to vote:

If you think that a name is still on the voters' list but should no longer be, such as adult children who no longer live at your address or deceased individuals, please contact MPAC to notify them and request the change.

To reach MPAC, visit their website at www.mpac.ca or call them Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST:

  • Toll Free 1-866-296-6722
  • TTY 1-877-889-6722

No. You may only vote once in a municipal election and you must vote in the ward in which you live in.

Nominations may be filed in person or by an agent with the Town Clerk beginning May 2, 2022 until August 18, 2022, during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please email elections@townofws.ca to book an appointment.

The nomination period for the 2022 Municipal Election begins May 2. Once a candidate files their nomination form, they can begin campaigning and advertising.

The inaugural Council meeting will be held on November 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Taking a picture of a completed ballot—yours or anyone else’s—is a violation of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, because it violates the secrecy of the vote. It is also a violation of the Act to publish a photo on your social media channels or elsewhere of a completed ballot.

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
111 Sandiford Drive
Stouffville, ON L4A 0Z8
Phone:
905-640-1900
Toll-Free:
1-855-642-TOWN(8696)
Email:
elections@townofws.ca

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