2022 Municipal Election
Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. The new term of Council begins December 1, 2022.
Who can Vote in the Elections?
- 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.
Are you on the List?
You must be on the voters' list in order to be able to cast a ballot.
Voterlookup.ca is an online service administered by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) available to eligible electors. Using this service, electors can ensure that their information is correctly reflected for the upcoming municipal and school board elections. Voterlookup.ca may currently be offline and will start-up again in 2022 prior to the election.
The voters list is prepared in three steps:
1. A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.
2. The preliminary list is sent to the municipal clerk in advance of a regular election which occurs every 4 years as noted above or after a by-election has been called. The clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters' list.
3. Changes can be made to the list. If you are not on the voters' list or if your information is incorrect (for example, you have moved but your former address is still showing on the list), you may apply to have your name added or to have your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in a regular election or by-election. You may have your name added to the voters list at the voting place. We encourage everyone to bring photo id with them as you will be asked to provide proof of your eligibility to vote in this manner.
Who can be a Candidate?
To be eligible as a candidate in the Thames Centre municipal election, you must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
Accessible Elections - We want to hear from you!
We welcome your feedback as to how we may improve accessibility for our voters and candidates with disabilities.
The Municipality of Thames Centre has an Accessibility Policy in place. The 2018 Municipal Election for Thames Centre will be conducted with having regard to the policies as established.
The internet/telephone voting methods provides accessibility as an elector is able to access the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.
The Voter Help Centre will be accessible to electors and candidates with disabilities.
Election Officials will be available for assistance at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period.
2018 Financial Statements
Compliance Audit Committee Meetings and Minutes
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This meeting will be held in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the Municipality of Thames Centre Compliance Audit Committee Rules of Procedure.
Applying for a Compliance Audit
An eligible voter who believes that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened the election campaign finance rules under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 may apply for a compliance audit of their campaign finances. To apply for a compliance audit for a mayoral candidate, councillor candidate or registered third party advertiser:
1. Complete the Compliance Audit Request Form
2. Submit the form and any supporting documents by the deadline indicated below:
- In person or by mail to:
- The Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
- Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Municipality must receive the compliance audit application by June 27, 2019.
The Compliance Audit Committee will consider the application and, if granted, will appoint an auditor to audit the campaign finances. The Committee will consider the audit results and decide whether to commence legal action.
The Municipality does not accept compliance audit applications for school board trustee candidates; these must be submitted to the relevant school board directly.
Please check back as we anticipate updates closer to the election.