Elections - Municipal & School Board

Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years on the 4th Monday of October. 

*The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. *

For any inquiries please email elections@thorold.ca 

Who can vote in municipal 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. 

Who can be a candidate? 

  • Candidates must be residents 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.
  • Candidates will need 25 signatures on the nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

KEY DATES FOR THE 2022 MUNICIPAL & SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION:

 Monday May 2, 2022
First day to file a nomination paper for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee

(1) Mayor

(8) Councillors

  • once the nomination paper is filed with the City Clerk, the candidate can start raising and spending money on their campaign
  • preliminary spending limit provided to candidates
  • preliminary contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)

 

First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser

  • a third party advertiser cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, nor begin advertising, until their registration is certified by the City Clerk
  • preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertiser upon certification
 Friday July 29, 2022
  Deadline for candidates to:
  • file a nomination
  • withdraw a nomination
  • change office
Monday August 1, 2022
  • Final day for the City Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers
Thursday September 1, 2022 
  • Voters’ List available to candidates
 Monday September 26, 2022
  • Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers
  • Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
 Friday October 21, 2022
  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser
 2022 Pre-Election Accessibility Report - City of Thorold
 Currently under review

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