Are you ready to vote in the upcoming municipal election?

Election day is Oct. 24

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Ontario’s municipal and school board elections are taking place this fall.

Every four years in Ontario, elections are held for municipal officials and school board trustees for a four-year term in office.

The nomination period for the 2022 election runs from May 2 to Aug. 19, voting takes place on Oct. 24, results are declared the following day, and a new term of council begins Nov. 15.

Anyone who is a resident, owner, or tenant of property in the province, and a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older on election day can vote.

Students can vote in the location where they are attending school, in addition to their home municipality.

Ensuring your personal information is up to date can ensure a smooth voting process on election day and provides an easy way to update your information online.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) uses resident information to crease a preliminary list of electors which is used by municipalities to construct their voters lists.

You must be on a voter’s list to cast a ballot.

Ensuring your information is accurate at will help municipalities to have the most accurate information come election day.

Are you a new voter? Have you moved or changed your name since the 2018 municipal election? You’ll need to add or update personal details.

The information collected by MPAC is not for provincial or federal elections.

If you need help filling out the online form, contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.

Check with your local municipality for available voting methods.