Persons elected to office during this election will be elected for a period commencing November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026.
Candidate Information

Who can be a candidate?

 A person is entitled to be a candidate for mayor or councillor if he or she:
  • Is a resident of the Township of Scugog, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Scugog, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • Is a Canadian citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years old; and
  • Is not legally prohibited from voting

Who cannot be a candidate?

  • An employee of the municipality unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office
  • A judge of any court
  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election.

Election Information Sessions

Two information sessions were held in April for individuals considering running for local office, or registering a third party advertising campaign in October 2022. 

These sessions give you the information you need to be an informed election participant.
The sessions featured identical presentations by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and covered:

  • Roles and responsibilities of elected officials
  • Staff and third party advertisers
  • Eligibility rules
  • Nomination process
  • Campaign finances
  • Compliance audit
  • Voters’ list and voting proxy
  • Scrutineers
  • Recounts
  • Resources

 The links below will provide you with the PowerPoint presentation slides and the recorded livestream through Vimeo.

 Election information session - PowerPoint Slides

 Election info session - 13 April 2022 - on Vimeo

 Nominations

Nominations in the Township of Scugog for the 2022 Municipal Election, which will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022, will be accepted commencing on Monday, May 2, 2022, for the following list of elected offices by submitting the prescribed forms to the Office of the Clerk before 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Appointments are required and can be arranged by emailing elections@scugog.ca

PositionDescription
Mayor One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the Township of Scugog.
Regional Councillor One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the Township of Scugog.
Ward Councillor(s) Five (5) members to be elected – one in each of the five (5) wards in the Township of Scugog.
Regional Chair -
Durham Regional Council

One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the Region of Durham. 

*Note: Nominations will be received in the Clerk’s Office of the Regional Municipality of Durham, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario

English Public: English Language Durham District School Board

One (1) trustee to be elected by English Public School Electors to represent the Townships of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock.

*Note: Nominations will be received in the Clerk’s Office of the Township of Scugog, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry, Ontario

English Separate: English Language Durham Catholic District School Board

 

One (1) Trustee to be elected by all English Catholic School Electors to represent the combined area of the Townships of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock.

*Note: Nominations will be received in the Clerk’s Office of the Township of Uxbridge, 51 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge, Ontario

French Public:  Counseiller(ère),
Le Conseil scolaire Viamonde

 

One (1) Trustee to be elected by all French Public Electors in the areas of the Region of Durham, County of Haliburton, County of Northumberland, County of Peterborough, City of Peterborough, and the City of Kawartha Lakes

*Note: Nominations will be received in the City Clerk’s Office of the City of Oshawa, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario

French Separate: Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

One (1) Trustee to be elected by all French Catholic Electors in the areas of the Region of Durham-Peterborough-Kawartha-Clarington.

*Note: Nominations will be received in the City Clerk’s Office of the City of Oshawa, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario

 

 Nomination Procedures

Nominations are required to be submitted on the prescribed forms and shall be filed IN PERSON or by an AGENT at the Clerk’s office, Township of Scugog Municipal Administration Building, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry, Ontario, L9L 1A7, during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) commencing on May 2, 2022. The last date to file a nomination form is Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. *Appointments are required when filing nomination papers.

Each filed Nomination Paper – Form 1 must be accompanied by at least 25 endorsement signatures on the Endorsement of Nomination – Form 2 and the prescribed nomination fee ($200 – Mayor and $100 – all other positions). No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until a Nomination Paper – Form 1 has been filed.

Further information related to these requirements or any other issues related to the Municipal Election in the Township of Scugog may be obtained from the Clerk’s office by calling 905-985-7346 or emailing elections@scugog.ca

What Candidates need to file a Nomination

Election Forms

*Note - if the forms do not open from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website, go to your downloads folder. The pdf document can be found there, by sorting by the most current date modified. 

Candidates' Handbooks and Guides

 *Note: if the documents do not open, go to your downloads folder. The pdf document can be found there, by sorting by the most current date modified.

 Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy

Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy - Effective February 12, 2018

Election Signs By-Law

22-22 Election Signs By-Law - Enactment April 25, 2022

Who are the Candidates

Registered Candidates (by office)

Please note that the list below represents candidates that have filed their nomination with the Clerk and is not a list of certified candidates. Candidates that have filed their nomination with the Clerk on or before August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. will be examined prior to be certified on August 22, 2022.
Candidates for Regional Chair
 For a current listing of candidates for Regional Chair, please visit the Region of Durham’s website.
 Candidates for Mayor
Wilma Wotten
Qualifying Address: 2940 Regional Road 19, Blackstock
Telephone: 905 261 6607
Email: wilma@xplornet.ca
Website:
Date Filed: May 16, 2022 
 Candidates for Regional Councillor
Ian McDougall
Qualifying Address: 56 Perry Street, Port Perry 
Telephone: 905 985 8000
Email: mcdougall4scugog@gmail.com
Website:
Date Filed: May 12, 2022 
Candidates for Councillor Ward 1
 
Candidates for Councillor Ward 2
Janna Guido
Qualifying Address: 15025 Old Simcoe Road, Port Perry
Telephone: 905 441 7039
Email: jannag7039@gmail.com
Website:
Date Filed: June 8, 2022
Candidates for Councillor Ward 3
Robert Rock
Qualifying Address: 
Telephone: 416 312 4450
Email: robert@familiesfirstmediation.com
Website:
Date Filed: June 3, 2022
Candidates for Councillor Ward 4
Harold Wright
Qualifying Address: P.O. Box 47 Blackstock
Telephone: 289 385 0556
Email: haroldwright.ward4@gmail.com
Website:
Date Filed: May 13, 2022

 

Candidates for Councillor Ward 5
Ivo Finotti
Qualifying Address: 42 Ella Street, Port Perry
Telephone:
Email: ivoward5@gmail.com
Website:
Date Filed: May 2, 2022
 Candidates for Durham District School Board Trustee

 

 Candidates for Durham Catholic District School Board Trustee

For a current listing of candidates for Durham Catholic District School Board Trustee, please visit the Township of Uxbridge Election Page

Candidates for Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre Sud-Ouest Trustee

 

Candidates for Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Trustee