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2022 Municipal Election

Information for Candidates

As the 2022 Municipal Election approaches, updates will be posted as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly for updated information on the election.

From May 2 – August 19, 2022, nominations will be accepted for the 2022 Municipal Election. If you’re thinking about running for City Council or a local School Board, here is what you need to know.

Information Sessions

The City of Barrie is hosting two virtual information sessions for all prospective candidates and third-party advertisers to learn more about the nomination and registration process. Anyone interested in running in the 2022 Municipal Election for Mayor, Council member or school board trustee or registering as a third-party advertiser is invited to attend the following information sessions.

Wed. April 27, 6pm

The session covered City of Barrie policies, procedures, and by-law information pertaining to prospective candidates and the third-party advertiser registration process. View the presentation and/or read the questions and answers from the session.

Wed. June 15, 6pm

The Ministry​ of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) will review the Municipal Elections Act and provide information on becoming a candidate or third-party advertiser in a municipal election. Register to attend the June 15 session.

Becoming a Candidate

Nominations

Nominations will be accepted during business hours 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday, May 2 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 and on Nomination Day on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9am to 2pm for the following offices:

  • Mayor – one to be elected at large.
  • Councillor – one to be elected in each of the ten (10) Wards, the elected Councillor will sit on City Council.
  • Member – Simcoe County District School Board: Ward 1 (City of Barrie Wards 1, 2 and 3).
  • Member – Simcoe County District School Board: Ward 2 (City of Barrie Wards 4, 5 and 6).
  • Member – Simcoe County District School Board: Ward 3 (City of Barrie Wards 7, 8, 9 and 10).
  • Member – Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board: Ward 1 (City of Barrie Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
  • Member – Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board: Ward 2 (City of Barrie Wards 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10).
  • Member – Conseil scolaire Viamonde – Sector 5–French Public #58 (The municipalities within the Counties of Bruce, Grey, Simcoe and Dufferin).
  • Member – Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (The municipalities within the Counties of Simcoe and Muskoka).

Candidate Forms

The following forms must be completed by the candidate.

  1. Nomination Form
  2. Endorsement of Nomination Form
    Only required for Mayor and Councillor candidates. Must be signed by 25 or more persons who are eligible to vote in the municipality if the election was to be held on the day the person endorses the nomination.
  3. Declaration of Qualifications: City Council OR Declaration of Qualifications: School Board
  4. Freedom of Information (FOI) Release Form

​​These forms plus the applicable fee (Mayor, $200; all other offices, $100) must be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours (8:30am–4:30pm) at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, between May 2, 2022 and August 18, 2022, or on the last day to file nominations, August 19, 2022, between 9am and 2pm.

Qualifications

To run for an office on City Council or a School Board, a candidate must be qualified on the day they file the nomination paper. Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign. Qualifications that a candidate must have in order to run:

Mayor or City Councillor

To run for Mayor or City Councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the City of Barrie, or an owner or tenant of land in the City of Barrie, or the spouse of the owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office
School Trustee

To run for any of the four school boards on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident in the area of jurisdiction* of the board
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

Campaign Information

A candidate’s campaign period begins once their nomination paper is filed. A candidate package will be provided to all candidates, or those expressing an interest in becoming a candidate. Candidate packages will be available soon.

Candidate Key Dates

Mon. May 2, 2022

First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, councillor or school board trustee.

First day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.

Fri. Aug. 19, 2022

Filing of nominations start at 9am

Last day for a candidate to file a nomination (deadline is 2pm).

Last day for a candidate to withdraw (deadline is 2pm).

Mon. Aug. 22

Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4pm.

Declaration of acclamation provided after 4pm.

After candidates' certification, Proxy appointment forms available for electors who cannot vote on any of the voting days.

Thurs. Sept. 1, 2022

Voters' list available to certified candidates.

Revision period begins – Electors may update or add their name to the voters' list.

Mon. Sept. 26, 2022

Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.

Fri. Oct. 21, 2022

Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.

Oct. 2022 - TBD

Advance Voting Days

Mon. Oct. 24, 2022

Final Voting day, 10am to 8pm

Mon. Dec. 31, 2022

Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.

Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6).

Thurs. March 30, 2023

Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

Fri. March 31, 2023

Last day to file a primary financial statement for reporting period ending December 31, 2022 – applies to all candidates and third party advertisers (deadline is 2pm).

Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify City Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

Mon. May 1, 2023

Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2 pm, penalties take affect at 2:01pm).

Thurs. June 29, 2023

Last day to request a compliance audit on a primary financial statement.

Fri. June 30, 2023

Last day of the extended campaign period for candidates and registered third party that extended their campaign period due to deficit, or that recommenced their campaign due to a recount, controverted election, or compliance audit

Wed. Aug. 30, 2023

Last day to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements for their supplementary financial statements and auditor's reports.

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2023

Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

Fri. Sept. 29, 2023

Last day to file a supplementary financial statement for reporting period ending August 30, 2023 – only applied to those who filed a Form 6 to extend the campaign period (deadline is 2:00 p.m.).

Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

Mon. Oct. 30, 2023

Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2pm, penalties take affect at 2:01pm).

Fri. Dec. 28, 2023Last day to request a compliance audit on a supplementary financial statement.


 

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