Voters

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Eligible voters in Whitchurch-Stouffville will be able to cast their votes in person on Election Day (October 24, 2022) for the following offices:

  • 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.

To be eligible to vote in the next municipal election, on Election 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.

Register to Vote

You must be on the Municipal Voters' List in order to vote on Election 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.

Visit "Are You On The Voters' List" webpage to check to see if your name is on the Voters’ List.

Your name may not appear on the Voters’ List if you have recently turned 18, changed your name, or moved to a new home.

If you are not on the list, please register to help avoid delays at the poll on Election Day.

Eligible voters will cast their votes on a paper ballot, in person on Election day. Optical scan vote tabulators will be used for the purpose of counting votes. 

Any elector may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf if they are unable to do so. The proxy must be eligible to vote.

Please complete two (2) copies of Appointment of Voting Proxy - Form 3 and make an appointment with Clerk's staff at elections@townofws.ca for certification.

A ward boundary review was conducted in 2020 that established new boundaries for the 2022 municipal election. The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville remains divided into six wards, each represented by one Ward Councillor. Click the interactive Ward Boundaries map below to find your new ward.

Ward Boundaries Map

Visit the Ward Boundary webpage to learn more about the ward boundary review.

Role of Council

It is the role of council,
a) to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
b) to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
c) to determine which services the municipality provides;
d) to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
d.1) to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operation so the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
e) to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
f) to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

Role of Head of Council (Mayor)

It is the role of the head of council,
a) to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
b) to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
c) to provide leadership to the council;
c.1) without limiting clause (c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council;
d) to represent the municipality at official functions; and
e) to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act.

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. 

 

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 elections@townofws.ca

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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