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Information for Voters

Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

The next regular municipal election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Eligible electors will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the following offices:

  • Mayor - one elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor – one elected at large
  • City Councillor – three elected at large
  • School Board Trustee - one elected per zone
    • Upper Canada District School Board
    • Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario

Information for voters

Voters' list

The voters’ list is a list of eligible electors in the Township of North Dundas. During an election cycle, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario. It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of both property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final voters’ list for Voting Day. Once municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly with the municipality.

You are encouraged to use MPAC’s online tool, voterlookup.ca, to confirm whether you are on the preliminary list of electors for the upcoming municipal elections. 

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be:

  • a resident of the Township of North Dundas, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

If you are not a resident of the Township of North Dundas, to vote for a School Board Trustee, you must be:

  • an owner or tenant of residential property in the area of jurisdiction of the school board, who does not support any other board.

Who cannot vote?

The following are prohibited from voting in a municipal election:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Voting for students

If you are a student and consider your "home" to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, then you are eligible to vote in both your "home" municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

Voter identification

All electors will be required to present a piece of identification in order to receive a ballot at their voting place. The identification must show your name and address. Photo identification is not required. Electors who cannot present an acceptable proof of identity may make a statutory declaration by filling out a Declaration of Identity form (Form 9).