Elections - Municipal & School Board

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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 

Click Here to make sure you are on the Voters List BEFORE October 24, 2022!!

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).

    Council voted in support of adding an online voting option for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election, in addition to in-person voting.

 Election Newsletter
Election Newsletter #1
Online Voting - How to? 

Want to learn more about online voting and the process?  Check out our slide deck!

Stay tuned for some dates where the Election Team will provide opportunities to answer questions of the upcoming 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

(1) Regional Councillor

  • 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 August 19, 2022 at 2PM
  Deadline for candidates to:
  • file a nomination
  • withdraw a nomination
  • change office
Monday August 22, 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
 2022 Municipal Election Pre-Election Accessibility Report

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