2022 Municipal Election

Welcome to the 2022 Municipality of McDougall Municipal Election Information Website

The Municipality of McDougall will once again be implementing Internet and Telephone Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. As the election draws closer we will be including more information about the voting process on this page.  

Certified Candidates for municipal council 

Certified Nominations Filed (pdf) 

Office 

Name 

Contact Information

 Mayor

1 Position

 Mike Barker

83 Oakridge Rd. South

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-717-1440

E-mail: mikefbarker@hotmail.com 

 Dale Robinson

2 Valley Stream Drive

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-342-9489 or 705-774-0221

E-mail: dalerobinson123@gmail.com 

Councillor

4 Positions

  JJ Blower

14 Strawberry Lane

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-773-8718

E-mail: blowerjj@yahoo.com

 Joel Constable

143 Hammel Ave.

Nobel ON P0G 1G0

Phone: 705-774-3163

E-mail: joelconstable@hotmail.com

 Kathy Hamer

60 Lake Forest Dr.

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-774-3472

E-mail: khamer30@gmail.com

 Lewis Malott

117 North Road

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-746-0415

E-mail: lewis@lmchimney.com

 Mike Parton

1 Hadley Way

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-773-2054

E-mail: mparton47@gmail.com

 Joe Ryman

138 Hammel Avenue

McDougall ON P0G 1G0

Phone: 705-342-1558

E-mail: jryman138@gmail.com

 Scott Wonch

65 Lake Forest Dr.

McDougall ON P2A 2W9

Phone: 705-774-4905

E-mail: srwonch@outlook.com

The use of corporate resources including the Municipality of McDougall e-mail accounts are to be utilized exclusively for municipal business and may not be used for election purposes. Election campaign related inquires should be directed to the appropriate campaign office.

 


 

Key Election Dates

Monday, May 2 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Nomination Period for Candidates.

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm - Nomination Day

  • Nomination forms may be filed between 9am and 2pm
  • Last day for candidates to:
    • file a nomination
    • withdraw a nomination
    • change office 
Monday, August 22, 2022  - Final day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers

Tuesday October 11 to Monday, October 24, 2022 - Voting Period 

Monday October 24, 2022 - Election Day/Final Voting Day
 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - Term of Council Commences, Elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat. Inaugural Meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Nomination For Office

NOMINATION PERIOD: May 1, 2022 to August 19, 2022

 
Nominations may be filed with the Clerk from Monday, May 2, to Friday, August 18, 2022 from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.
On Nomination Day which is Friday, August 19, 2022, the Clerk will accept nominations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

NOMINATION PROCESS

A nomination paper (Form 1) must be filed in person by the candidate or by an agent. The nomination paper must have original signatures. The candidate will be required to show proof of identity and qualifications. The nomination paper must be accompanied by the required nomination fee; $200.00 for the office of head of council and $100.00 for all other offices. Payment to the Municipality must be made by cash, cheque, money order or debit card.
Note: The Municipality of McDougall has less than 4000 electors and is therefore exempt from the 25 endorsement signature requirement, candidates are not required to submit Endorsement of Nomination – Form 2. 
 
It is recommended that you make an appointment to register as a Candidate and to file Nomination papers, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 705-342-5252 or E-mail Lori West, Clerk to schedule this appointment.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination is:
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of the municipality, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person;
  • is not legally prohibited from voting;
  • is not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information;
  • is not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office.
For additional information, please review the Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.
 

RESOURCES

HOW TO VOTE

The Municipality of McDougall will once again be implementing Internet and Telephone Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. Voter information letters will be mailed to all eligible electors in October. The Voter Information letter will direct voters to a designated website or telephone number to cast votes during the 2022 Municipal Election. Eligible electors will be able to vote using a telephone, computer, cell phone, tablet or laptop. 

The voting period will commence Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and end Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. If voters in the Municipality of McDougall require assistance during the voting period an Election Help Centre will be set up at the Municipal Office at 5 Barager Blvd., McDougall. The Election Help Centre will be available during regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 11-21, and on Election Day, October 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Voting stations with voting equipment and internet access will be available at the municipal office.

If a McDougall elector has not received their Voter Information letter by October 7th, please contact Lori West, Clerk by E-mail: lwest@mcdougall.ca or Phone: 705-342-5252.
 
Helpful hint if voting by phone: Mark the corresponding number next to the candidate on the Voter Information Letter prior to casting your vote. This should make selecting your candidates (4) much easier.
 

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE VOTERS' LIST

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.

Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the Municipal Elections Act, lists of all persons entitled to vote in the forthcoming Municipality of McDougall Municipal and School Board Election will be available on September 1, 2022 at the Municipality of McDougall Municipal Office 5 Barager Blvd., McDougall, ON P2A 2W9.

Electors should contact the Municipal Office (705) 342-5252 or attend in person to examine the Voters' List to ensure that their names and relevant information are correctly shown. Application may be made by any person for the purpose of making additions or corrections to, or deletions from the Voters' List to the Municipal Clerk. The Revision Period will commence at the opening of business on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and continue during regular office hours up to and including October 21, 2022. And from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022
  

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO VOTE?

To vote in McDougall's municipal election, you must be:
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the Municipality of McDougall; or
  • a non-resident of the Municipality of McDougall, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the municipality; and
  • not prohibited from voting under any law
There are 3 ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:
 
  1. As a resident elector if you live in the municipality. You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.
  2. As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it’s not the one where you live. You can only be a resident elector in 1 municipality. However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property.
  3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live.
 
Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality. For example, if the property is owned by your business or a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector. 
 
You may only vote once in the Municipality of McDougall municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the municipality. However, If you qualify to vote in more than one municipality, you can vote in all of those municipal elections. For example, if you qualify as a resident elector in 1 municipality, and a non-resident elector in 3 other municipalities, you can vote in all 4 of those municipal elections.

Information 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.
If you are a student attending school in another municipality, please check with the Clerk of that municipality to find out what your voting options are.
 
Who cannot vote:
You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:
  • 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

For additional information, please review the Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.

What is third party advertising?


Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot. Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.

Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.

Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate’s campaign to express support of or opposition to candidates (or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot) and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.

A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.

What is not a third party advertisement?


Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate (or an answer to a question on the ballot) are not considered to be third party advertising.

Examples include:

  • speaking to friends and neighbours.
  • posting on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
  • sending an email to a group or mailing list.
Internal communications from an employer to their employees, a corporation to its shareholders, directors, members or employees or by a trade union to its members or employees are not considered to be third party advertising.

Advertising about an issue, rather than a candidate or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot is not considered third party advertising. For example, signs saying "Support local businesses” or "Keep the waterfront green” would not be third party advertising, even if a candidate has made those issues part of their campaign.

Who can be a third party advertiser


Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:

  • any person who is a resident in Ontario.
  • a corporation carrying on business in Ontario.
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
If 2 or more corporations are owned or controlled by the same person or people, or if 1 corporation controls another, they are considered to be a single corporation. If the same person or people own or control multiple corporations, only 1 of those corporations may register to be a third party in a municipality.

Who cannot be a third party advertiser


A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot register to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.

Candidates in the provincial election cannot register. They may register after the provincial election, when they are no longer candidates.

Federal and provincial political parties cannot register to be third party advertisers. Political parties are not permitted to be financially involved in municipal elections.

2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide - Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections (Ministry of Municipal Affairs website). This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide information to those wishing to register as third party advertisers for the 2022 municipal council and school board elections.
School Board Trustee elections are also held on October 24, 2022. Nominations for school board trustee are accepted by the Clerk of the municipality with the most electors representing the school board district.
 
For the 2022 Election, the municipalities responsible for each school board trustee elections are: 
 
School Trustee English Public - Near North District School Board - The Municipality of Powassan
One (1) to be elected for Zone 3.   Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of Powassan, 466 Main Street, Powassan. Phone: 705-724-2813.
For more information visit www.powassan.net/election.aspx
 
Office  Nominee's Name  Contact Information 
 School Board Trustee John Arkwright Phone: 705-840-3721
 School Board Trustee Jeanie Fuscaldo
Phone: 705-571-1533

 
School Trustee English Separate - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - The Town of Bracebridge
One (1) to be elected for SMCDSB Area 5. Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Bracebridge, 1000 Taylor Court, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1R6. Phone: 705-645-5264 x3200.
For more information visit www.bracebridgevotes.ca
 

Office  Nominee's Name  Contact Information 
 School Board Trustee Joshua Boutotte 
Phone: 705-706-5596   
Address: 195 Covered Bridge Trail
Bracebridge ON P1L 1Y3
 School Board Trustee Aidan Harold 
Phone: 289-990-1455
Address: 15 Carol St.
Lake of Bays ON P0B 1A0 


 
School Trustee French Public - Conseil scolaire public du Nord‐Est de l’Ontario - Municipality of East Ferris
One (1) to be elected for Secteurs A. Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of East Ferris, 390 Highway 94, Corbeil, ON P0H 1K0. Phone: 705-752-2740.
 

 Office  Nominee's Name
 School Board Trustee
 Bruce Cazabon
 ACCLAIMED 


 
School Trustee French Separate – Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir Board #64 - City of Barrie
One (1) to be elected for Région de Simcoe-Muskoka. Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, City of Barrie, 70 Collier Street, Barrie ON, L4M 4T5. Phone: 705-739-4220 Ext. 4518

Nomination papers have been filed for the following positions/individuals:

Office Nominee's Name  
School Board Trustee 
 Claire Thibideau
 ACCLAIMED