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The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022. The last municipal election was held on October 22, 2018.  The Township of Faraday’s 2022 municipal election will be Vote by Mail.  Ballots can also be cast at the Municipal Office.

General Information

Seeking Applicants

The Corporations of the Townships and Municipalities of Hastings County are currently seeking interested applicants from professionals who are required to adhere to codes of standards of their profession, and other individuals with in-depth knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for appointment to a Joint Hastings County 2022 Election Compliance Audit Committee. The Committee will serve all fourteen municipalities.

The Joint Compliance Audit Committee has full delegation of the authority in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, to address applications requesting an audit of a candidate’s and a registered third party advertiser’s election campaign finances. This authority includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Review applications and grant or reject audit requests
  • Where an audit is granted, appoint an auditor and review the audit report
  • Where indicated, decide whether legal proceedings shall be commenced

The Joint Compliance Audit Committee will consist of members that must have the ability to understand and apply the election campaign finance provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and should be considered impartial with respect to their ability to fulfill their responsibilities. Preference shall be given to candidates that have applicable experience in accounting, law, law enforcement and academics from related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Accounting and audit – accountants or auditors with experience in preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
  2. Academic – college or university professors with expertise in political science or local government administration;
  3. Legal; and
  4. Other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Members of the public interested in serving on this Committee are asked to submit an application, resume, and cover letter, marked “Confidential” no later than Noon on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to the below listed Clerk in the County of Hastings. Your local township office will also accept applications. Applications and Terms of Reference are also available below:


Kathy Pearl, Clerk Township of Stirling-Rawdon
Phone: (613) 395-3380

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40 2529
Stirling-Marmora Road, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

We thank all applicants for applying, but only the selected candidates will be contacted. Personal information and supporting material is collected and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022. The last municipal election was held on October 22, 2018. Where the polling day falls on a holiday, polling day shall be the next succeeding day that is not a holiday.

Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October. Prior to the the passage of the Good Government Act, 2009 and the vote in 2006, the period between elections had been 3 years. For example, 2000, 2003 and 2006 were municipal election years.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario legislation (Bill 81, Schedule H), passed in 2006, set the length of terms in office for all municipal elected officials at four years.

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

The voters’ list is prepared in several steps:

  • A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.
  • The preliminary list is sent to the municipal clerk after a by-election has been called or in advance of a regular election which occurs every 4 years. The clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters’ list.
  • If you are not on the voters’ list, or if your information is incorrect (for example, you have moved and may be listed at a former address), you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in a regular election or by-election. You may have your name added to the voters’ list at the voting place. You may be asked to show identification to establish that you are eligible to vote. For more information about getting on the voters’ list, you should contact your municipal clerk.

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  • Candidate must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
  • You must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

When you think about candidates for federal or provincial elections, you usually think about the political party that each candidate represents. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party.

Nomination Period for Candidates

May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022

Nomination Day

August 19, 2022

Certificate of Nominations

August 22, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.

Official List of Candidates Posted with any Declarations of Acclamation

August 22, 2022 after 4:00 p.m.

Third Party Advertising Registration Period

May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022

“Lame Duck” Period, if Applicable

August 19, 2022 to November 14, 2022

Preliminary List of Electors Released to the Public

September 1, 2022

Voting Period for Electors

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Last Day to Return Ballot Kit by Mail

October 13, 2022

Term of Council

November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026

Ending of Campaigns

Last date for any candidate and third party campaigning:  January 3, 2023

Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting Deadline:  March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Late Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting (subject to $500.00 late filing fee): May 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

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