Elections FAQ's

When can I vote?

The voting period is from 10:00 am on October 17 until 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022.

How do I vote?

Voters can use any internet connected computer, mobile device or telephone to cast their ballot. The voting website and your voters pin will be printed on your Voter Information Letter. Internet voting will be the primary way votes are cast. Voter Assistance Centres will be open during the Voting Period to assist voters with adding or correcting their information on the Voters' List and casting a ballot by internet. Paper ballots will be available during the advanced voting times, at Voter Assistance Centres. A list of Voter Assistance Centres will be printed on the Voter Information Letter and is available on our website.

 Who is entitled to vote?

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

  • A resident of the Township of Scugog, 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 Scugog, 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

Am I on the Voters’ List? How can I be added?

Step One: Is your name on the Voters' List? Check using the window below.

Your name must be on the Voters’ List in order to cast a ballot.

Step Two: Not on the List? Information appears incorrectly? Register to have your name added to the voters' list by one of the three options listed below.

  1. Elector’s can utilize the OVS Registration Portal found on the "Voters' List" tab and submit identification that shows name and qualifying address.

  2. Elector’s can complete an online Application to Amend the Voters’ List (Form EL-15) which can be electronically submitted to the Clerk along with any combination of identification that shows name and qualifying address, by emailing elections@scugog.ca

  3. Electors may also make application to amend the Voter’s List by attending the Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry, during regular or extended hours, and on Voting Day, October 24, 2022 (Voting Day) up until the close of voting at 8 p.m. The Clerk of designated election official will require proof of identification. 

 Can I run for Municipal Office?

As a general rule, if you are eligible to vote in a municipality, you are also eligible to run for office in the municipality. Certain persons are disqualified from being elected to municipal office:
  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • 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.
  • An inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

 When can I submit my nomination to run for local office?

The nomination period for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections has closed.

Nominations will be accepted during regular business hours beginning at 8:30 a.m. on May 2, 2022, and will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Appointments are required with the Clerk or designate to file nomination papers. You can obtain more information on what you require to file your nomination, as well as how to set up an appointment in the Candidate Information section of our website.

What is the fee to run for Municipal Office?

The fee is $200 for mayor, and $100 for all other positions. The nomination fee is returned to all candidates once they have filed their financial statements after the election.

Can I run for more than one office?

No, you can only run for one office at a time in Ontario municipal elections. You can change which office you want to run for up until 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022.

When can election signs be installed?

Election signs are permitted beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Learn more about Election Sign Rules through the Townships Election Sign By-Law

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