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Municipal elections take place every 4 years. The next West Nipissing election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Good to know

Your ballot will show three voting categories: Mayor, Councillor, and School Board Trustee. West Nipissing is divided into 8 wards, each of which is represented by one Councillor. 

Municipal elections candidates in Ontario are not elected to represent a political party. 

Why Vote?

Your municipal government is responsible for providing direction on important issues such as roads, water and sewer, waste management, social services, housing, police services, emergency and public safety measures, education and culture, along with other impactful services to residents. 

Important Dates

Monday, May 2, 2022 
First day to file a nomination for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee.

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Deadline for candidates to file a nomination, withdraw a nomination, or change office. 

Monday, August 22, 2022
Last day for the Clerk’s office to certify candidate nomination papers. 

Monday, October 24, 2022
Election Day.

Who is eligible to vote? 

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is: 

  • 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.  

Who can be a candidate for Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee? 

  • a candidate must be 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;
  • candidates need 25 signatures on their nomination form and must pay a fee.

Related Links

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Municipal election resources for residents and candidates

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Association of Municipalities of Ontario


Get more info regarding the 8 municipal wards

West Nipissing Council 2018-2022

Learn more about your Mayor and Council

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