Elections

VOTE 2022 - Ontario Municipal Council & School Board Elections


RESULTS

The Official Results of the 2022 Seguin Municipal Election and the Declaration of Elected Candidates.

Official Results Council (PDF)

Official Results School Board (Seguin only) (PDF)

Declaration of Elected Candidates (PDF)


Voter Instruction Letters (VIL) in the Mail

Voter Instruction Letters (VIL) are in the mail and for the most part have been delivered to Seguin voters for the 2022 Seguin Municipal Election. Eligible electors can expect to be receiving their VIL.

Similar to the 2018 municipal election, voters for the 2022 Seguin Municipal Election can cast their vote by internet or telephone (only). Voting opened on October 11 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on October 24 at 8:00 p.m. Each eligible elector will require their VIL to access the voting system.

If voters have not received their VIL they should contact the Seguin Municipal Office (705) 732-4300 or 1-877-473-4846 during regular office hours (Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) and from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 24 to verify they are on the Voters’ List, and that their information is correct. If they are not on the List, or their information is incorrect, staff will assist people with determining eligibility and, if eligible staff will assist the elector with the process to be added to the Voters' List and obtain a Voter Instruction Letter to vote.

Key Election Dates for the Year 2022:

  • May 2 - Nomination period commences. Closes August 19.
  • August 19 - Nomination Day.
  • August 22 - Certification of nomination papers before 4 p.m. - Acclamations after 4 p.m.
  • July 31 to September 1 - Receipt of Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) on a date between July 31 and September 1 of an election year as agreed upon by the Clerk and MPAC and creation of the Voters' List.
  • September 1 - Period for revisions to the Voters' List (September 1 - October 24).
  • October 11 to 24 - Internet & Telephone Voting open.
  • October 24 - Election Day.
  • November 15 - New Council Term Start Date.

Seguin Municipal Election Update - Acclamations and the Voters' List

Acclamations
The following Candidates have been acclaimed to the respective Township of Seguin Council positions:

  • Ann MacDiarmid - Mayor
  • Terry Fellner - Ward 4 Councillor
  • Gail Finnson - Ward 6 Councillor

What does this mean to voters?

  • Voters in the Township of Seguin will not be voting for the position of Mayor.
  • Voters in Wards 4 or 6 in the Township of Seguin will not be voting for the position of Mayor or Ward Councillor.
  • Voters in Wards 4 and 6 may still be voting for a School Board Trustee position.

Voters' List
The Voters' List will be available on Thursday, September 1st. Applications for revisions (amendments to the Voters' List) may be submitted to the Township of Seguin Municipal Clerk's Office beginning September 1st. If you wish to check to see if you are on the Voters' List please contact the Municipal Office after September 1st at (705) 732-4300 and staff will assist you to verify your information.

Additional information on these and other election related matters may be found further down on this webpage.


Internet & Telephone Voting

Seguin Township will once again be implementing Internet and Telephone Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election in October, 2022. This system replaces the traditional polling place method and eliminates the need for advance polls and voting proxies. It also improves voter access and increases voter participation. As the election draws closer we will be including more information about the voting process on this page. In Seguin the Mayor is elected at large, which means all eligible voters choose from the same mayoral candidates when voting. Councillors are elected to represent one of six wards, one Councillor per Ward. 

FAQ - eVoting (pdf)

2022 Voters' Guide - Ontario municipal and school board elections (Ministry of Municipal Affairs Municipal Elections website).

Voters' List

Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the Municipal Elections Act, lists of all persons entitled to vote in the forthcoming Seguin Municipal Election will be available on September 1, 2022 at the Township of Seguin Municipal Office 5 Humphrey Drive, Seguin.

Electors should contact the Municipal Office (705) 732-4300 or attend in person to examine the Voters' List to ensure that their names and relevant information are correctly shown. Application may be made by any person for the purpose of making additions or corrections to, or deletions from the Voters' List to the Municipal Clerk. The Revision Period will commence at the opening of business on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and continue during regular office hours up to and including October 21, 2022. And from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022

Eligibility to Vote (pdf)

 Nominations, Acclamations & Information for Candidates

Notice of Nominations (pdf)

Acclamations

The following positions/candidates have been acclaimed to office:
Declaration of Acclamation to Office - Council (pdf)
Declaration of Acclamation to Office - School Board Trustee (pdf)

Certified Nominations Filed for Municipal Council
Certified nomination papers have been filed for the following positions/individuals: 
Certified Nominations Filed (pdf)

Certified Nominations Filed for School Board Trustee
Certified nomination papers have been filed for the following positions/individuals: 
Certified Nominations Filed (pdf)

Candidate Information Session
Thinking of running for office in the 2022 Municipal Election? Join us for a FREE virtual Candidate information Session on Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. Seguin ratepayers/residents please send an email to info@seguin.ca subject line Candidate Information Session Registration and include your name, address and telephone number. For further information on the Candidate Information Session (pdf).

Candidate Information Session Slides (pdf)

Recording of the Candidate Information Session Presentation

Filing of Nominations
Nomination papers must be filed in-person at the municipal office and by appointment. Contact the Clerk's Department to make an appointment (705) 732-4300.

Note: To be nominated for office in Seguin Township you are required to have endorsements for nomination. Candidates running for council in municipalities with more than 4000 electors must submit 25 endorsement signatures when they file their nomination paper. Read the 2022 Candidates' guide (link below) carefully.

Nomination Paper - Form 1 (pdf)

Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2 (pdf) Note: endorsement signatures must be original signatures. It is recommended you provide more than 25 signatures to be sure you have sufficient qualified signatures.

2022 Candidates Guide - Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections (Ministry of Municipal Affairs website). This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to provide information to candidates for the 2022 municipal and school board elections.

Eligibility to Run for Office (Ministry of Municipal Affairs website) an excerpt from the 2022 Candidates Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to provide information to candidates for the 2022 municipal and school board elections.

Filing Fees
The nomination paper must be accompanied by the required nomination fee; $200.00 for the office of Mayor and $100.00 for the office of Ward Councillor. Payment to the Township of Seguin must be made by cash, cheque, money order or debit card.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Municipal Elections website - information on municipal and school board elections.

Third Party Advertisers

Registered Third Party Advertisers
Registration papers have been filed for the following individuals/organizations: 
Registered Third Party Advertisers (pdf) this list will be updated as Third Party Advertisers register.

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.

What is not a third party advertisement?

Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate (or an answer to a question on the ballot) are not considered to be third party advertising.

Examples include:

  • speaking to friends and neighbours.
  • posting on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
  • sending an email to a group or mailing list.

Internal communications from an employer to their employees, a corporation to its shareholders, directors, members or employees or by a trade union to its members or employees are not considered to be third party advertising.

Advertising about an issue, rather than a candidate or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot is not considered third party advertising. For example, signs saying “Support local businesses” or “Keep the waterfront green” would not be third party advertising, even if a candidate has made those issues part of their campaign.

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.

Who cannot be a third party advertiser

A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot register to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.

Candidates in the provincial election cannot register. They may register after the provincial election, when they are no longer candidates.

Federal and provincial political parties cannot register to be third party advertisers. Political parties are not permitted to be financially involved in municipal elections.

2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide - Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections (Ministry of Municipal Affairs website). This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide information to those wishing to register as third party advertisers for the 2022 municipal council and school board elections.

Ward Maps

Find My Ward - use our interactive mapping application

or zoom to Ward 1Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6

Ward Maps (pdf)

Wards 1 & 2 ( 9.99 MB)

Ward 3 (2.91 MB)

Ward 4 (6.55 MB)

Ward 5 (2.62 MB)

Ward 6 (2.30 MB)

All Wards (13.70 MB)

 wards

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