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Municipal Elections in the Township of Hamilton

In Ontario, municipal and school board elections occur every 4 years on the fourth Monday of October. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 for the next term of office. The next term of office will be from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

The Municipal Council of the Township of Hamilton consists of 1 Mayor, 1 Deputy Mayor, and 3 Councillors. Each member of Council has one vote. 

There are no wards in the Township so all positions are elected "at-large". This means councillors represent all rate-payers in the Township, not just those in a certain area. 

Certified Official Results - Municipal & School Board Election 2022

The Certified Official Election Results for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections are now available online.

Voter Information

Voting Methods
The Township of Hamilton Municipal and School Board Elections will be held by telephone and internet voting. Paper ballots are not being offered as a method of voting in the 2022 election.
Voting Period

The voting period is from October 14 to October 24, 2022. 

Voting opens at 9:00am on October 14, 2022 and closes 8:00pm on October 24, 2022. Electors can cast their votes from their telephones, computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. anytime during the voting period. 

Voters Assistance Centres - Locations, Dates, and Times

Voters can receive assistance with the voting process, register to vote, or be re-issued a Voter Information Letter (VIL) at any of the following Voter Assistance Centre locations during the times listed below:

  1. Camborne Municipal Office (8285 Majestic Hills Drive, Camborne)
    Monday to Friday Only - October 14 to October 24, 2022
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  2. Baltimore Recreation Centre (23 Community Centre Road, Baltimore)
    Sunday, October 16, 2022
    1:00pm to 5:00pm
  3. Bewdley Community Centre (7060 Lake Street, Bewdley)
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    4:00pm to 8:00pm
  4. Gores Landing Hall (5199 Burnham Street North, Gores Landing)
    Thursday, October 20, 2022
    4:00pm to 8:00pm
  5. Harwood Fire Hall (5424 Front Street, Harwood)
    Saturday, October 22, 2022
    1:00pm to 5:00pm
Who Can Vote in the Elections?
 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. 

For more information on being a voter in Ontario municipal elections, check out the Province's 2022 Voters' Guide.

Register to Vote

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

The Voters' list is prepared from data kept by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October. The 

To check if your name is on the Voters' List: 

  • Contact the Township's Election Team at 905-342-2810 ext. 108 to confirm if you are on the Voter's List.

To add your name to the Voters' List:

  • Up until 7:45 p.m. on Monday October 24, 2022, you can add your name and information online. Please include a copy of approved photo ID.
  • You can also can print the EL15 Form, complete and submit it with photo ID to the Municipal Clerk
Who Can Be a Candidate
  • 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 will need 25 signatures on your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

Candidates Information Packages will be available during regular business hours as of April 20, 2022.

Common Voter Questions & Answers for eVoting

Information for Candidates

Notice of Nomination for Office

Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s. 32), municipalities must provide notice of the offices for which persons may be nominated and of the nomination procedure. 

The Notice of Nomination for Office was issued on April 14, 2022. 

Positions for which a Person may File a Nomination Paper for Municipal Office include: 

  • Mayor (One (1) to be elected at large)
  • Deputy Mayor (One (1) to be elected at large)
  • Councillor (Three (3) to be elected at large)

School Board Trustees Nominations (English, French, Public and Separate School Boards) include:

  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board - English Language Public School Board Trustee (Two (2) to be elected. Nominations shall be filed in the Town of Cobourg Municipal Clerk’s Office.) 
  • Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board - English Language Separate School Board Trustee. (One (1) to be elected. Nominations shall be filed in the Town of Cobourg Municipal Clerk’s Office.
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde - French Language Public School Board Trustee. (One (1) to be elected. Nominations shall be filed in the City of Oshawa Municipal Clerk’s Office, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa).
  • Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir - French Language Separate School Board Trustee. (One (1) to be elected. Nominations shall be filed in the City of Oshawa Municipal Clerk’s Office, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa).
Nomination Period and Process, Candidate Eligibility

Eligibility

To be an eligible candidate for the 2022 Municipal Election, an individual must be: 

  • A Canadian Citizen 
  • Aged 18 years or older on the day of filing 
  • Must qualify as an eligible resident or non-resident elector on the day of filing. 

Nomination Period

A candidate may file their nomination papers during regular business hours from May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 and on Nomination Day - August 19, 2022 - from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Nomination Process

Nomination packages are available for pick-up at the Municipal Office at 8285 Majestic Hills Drive. The package will include all information in order to proceed with a nomination for the 2022 Municipal Election. While not required, scheduling a time to meet with the Municipal Clerk is highly recommended to review the information and learn about the process.

The nomination of a person for a Municipal Council office must be endorsed by at least twenty-five (25) people. Those endorsing the nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the Township of Hamilton if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination. 

Please read the Nomination Filing Instructions before you file your nomination papers. When filing your nomination papers, you must submit the following: 

When completing the forms, please read and follow all instructions and complete all sections.

A potential candidate must file nomination papers prior to receiving any campaign contributions and/or expending any funds on a campaign.

Candidate Information Sessions

The Township of Hamilton partnered with area municipalities to provide candidates with a virtual presentation on April 27, 2022 from the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. This session was open to all potential 2022 municipal candidates and interested parties. Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing presented on relevant legislation, roles/responsibilities of elected staff, compliance audits, campaign finances and much more.

Missed the Event?

The recorded presentation can be viewed on the Municipality of Port Hope's YouTube channel.

Additional Forms 

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has recently released the forms for the 2022 Municipal Election. When completing the forms, please read and follow all instructions on the form(s).

Additional forms specific to the Township of Hamilton will be made available on the Township website or for pick-up from the Municipal Office soon.

Please note that the nomination period begins on Sunday, May 1, 2022. However, electronic nominations are not being accepted at the Township of Hamilton therefore nominations will be received starting 8:30am on Monday, May 2, 2022 until 2:00pm on Nomination Day (Friday, August 19, 2022).

Resources for Candidates

List of Certified Candidates

 View the List of Certified Candidates for Township of Hamilton offices and School Board Trustees.

Nominations Filed

The Nomination Period is now closed. Candidates who have filed for office are listed below with their date of filing.

Mayor (1 to be elected)
  • Scott Jibb (2022-05-02)
Deputy Mayor (1 to be elected)
  • Patricia (Pat) McCourt (2022-08-19)
  • Larry Williamson (2022-05-11)
Councillor (3 to be elected)
  • Bruce Buttar (2022-08-16)
  • John Davison (2022-06-08)
  • Kimberley Martin (2022-08-19)
  • Pat McCourt - WITHDRAWN (2022-07-11)
  • Joseph (Joe) Lean (2022-06-01)
  • Mark Lovshin (2022-08-19)
  • Leashea Sage (2022-08-18)
Trustee, English Public School Board (2 to be elected)
  • Terry Brown (2022-07-14)
  • Jaine Klassen Jeninga (2022-07-02)
  • Cherie Whalen (2022-05-19)
  • Jamie Manton-Byers (2022-07-20)
Trustee, English Separate School Board (1 to be elected)
  • Douglas Blundell (2022-08-15)
  • Kathleen Tanguay (2022-08-11)
  • Zoltan Zavorsky - WITHDRAWN (2022-08-15)
Conseiller(ère), Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected)
  • Kristine Dandavino (2022-08-15)
  • Serge Paul (2022-08-17)
Conseiller(ère), Conseil Scolaire Catholique Monavenir (1 to be elected)
  •  Marcellin Kwilu Mondo (2022-08-17)


Information for Third Party Advertisers

Registering as a Third Party Advertiser

The nomination period begins on Sunday, May 1, 2022. However, electronic nominations are not being accepted at the Township of Hamilton therefore registrations for Third Party Advertisers will be received as of 8:30am on Monday, May 2, 2022.

The deadline to register as a Third Party Advertiser is Friday, October 21, 2022.

Forms

When completing the forms, please read and follow all instructions on the form(s).

 Resources for Third Party Advertisers

2022 Municipal Election By-laws, Plans, Policies and Procedures

2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan
2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan
Use of Corporate Resources During an Election Policy 
Use of Corporate Resources During an Election Policy 
Coat of Arms and Logo - Non-Corporate Usage Policy
Coat of Arms and Logo - Non-Corporate Usage Policy
Township of Hamilton Internet and Telephone Voting Policies and Procedures 
Township of Hamilton Internet and Telephone Voting Policies and Procedures
Election Signs

2018 Municipal Election Information

2018 Election Results

2018 Official Results – Municipal Council

2018 Official Results – School Board Trustees English and French

2018 Election Statistics

2014 Certified Election Results

2018 Municipal Candidates Financial Statements

Patricia (Pat) McCourt

William (Bill) Cane

Larry Williamson

Scott Jibb

Mark Lovshin

Gary Woods

Eric Guerbilsky

David Austin - No Candidate Financial Statement filed.