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Municipal Elections

 

Halton Region holds a municipal election every 4 years on the date established by Ontario. On this page, find out more about election results and timing.

2022 Municipal Election

The Municipal Election to elect a Regional Chair for the Regional Municipality of Halton will be held on October 24, 2022.

For information related to elections for the offices of Mayor, Regional Councillor, Local Councillor or School Board Trustee, please refer to the website for the local municipality where you reside:

Additional Information

The Term of Office will be November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

Dates Period Description

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022

Nomination Period

Nominations for the office of Regional Chair may be filed in person or by an agent at the Regional Clerk’s Office, Halton Regional Centre, Level 3, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays, from Monday, May 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022. Due to construction at the Halton Regional Centre facility, an alternate location for filing may be designated by the Regional Clerk.

On Nomination Day (Friday, August 19, 2022), nominations may only be filed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

COVID-19 protocols may apply for any in-person interactions. Further information will be provided closer to the nomination period.

Day Nomination Paper filed to Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Campaign Period

The campaign period for each candidate begins on the day the candidate files a nomination paper and ends on January 3, 2023, unless the nomination is withdrawn, the Regional Clerk rejects the nomination or the candidate is continuing their campaign to erase a deficit.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Nomination Day

Last day for filing nomination papers. Nomination papers filed on this date may only be filed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Withdrawal of Nominations

Last day for withdrawing a nomination. Withdrawal of Nomination forms must be filed before 2 p.m.

 

Election Signs

Candidates should check with their Local Municipality regarding the erection of election signs. Halton Region’s By-law 36-01 (PDF file) (consolidated) prohibits election signs on Regional road rights-of-way.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Certification of Nomination Papers

The Regional Clerk will examine nomination papers for certification or rejection before 4 p.m.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Acclamations

If after 4 p.m. there is only one certified candidate for the office of Regional Chair, the Regional Clerk shall declare the candidate to be duly elected.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Filing of/Withdrawal of Additional Nominations

If no nominations have been filed for the office of Regional Chair as of Friday, August 19, additional nominations may be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A candidate who wishes to withdraw their additional nomination must notify the Clerk in writing by 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Certification of Additional Nominations

Any additional nominations are to be examined and certified by 4 p.m.

If there is an acclamation, the candidate is to be declared elected by acclamation.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limit, Final Amount

Last day for the Regional Clerk to provide a certificate of maximum campaign expense limit to all candidates.

Monday, October 24, 2022

ELECTION DAY

Voting is held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Week of October 24, 2022

Official Results

As soon as possible after Election Day, the Regional Clerk will publicly declare the candidate with the highest number of votes to be elected for the position of Regional Chair.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Term of Office Commences

The November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026 term of office commences.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Inaugural Meeting of Council

Elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

End of Campaign Period

This is the end of the campaign period unless the candidate withdraws their nomination, the nomination is rejected by the Regional Clerk or the candidate is continuing the campaign to erase a deficit. Candidates may not raise funds or incur expenses beyond this date unless they have a deficit and have notified the Regional Clerk in writing of the extension to the campaign period.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Notification to the Regional Clerk of a Deficit and Continuation of Campaign Period

If a candidate has a deficit on this date and wishes to continue campaigning to eliminate the deficit, the candidate must submit the Notice of Extension of Campaign Period to the Regional Clerk in person on or before 4:30 p.m., January 3, 2023. Failure to do so will mean that the campaign period automatically ends on this date.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Last day to apply for extension for filing of financial statements

A candidate may apply to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement for the campaign period ending Jan. 3, 2023. The court may grant an extension of no more than 90 days. The Clerk must be advised of the court application prior to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Deadline for filing of financial statements

Candidates must file their financial statements with the Regional Clerk no later than 2 p.m. This deadline is firm. If an application has been made to the Court for an extension, the Clerk must be notified by 2 p.m.

How to make an application for a compliance audit of one of the candidates for Regional Chair?

Following the election, please complete and submit the Compliance Audit application form no later than 90 days after the deadline for filing financial statements (March 31, 2023).

Applications for compliance audits for candidates or registered third parties for elections held in the City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, or the Town of Oakville must be made through the Clerk’s Offices of those municipalities.

What are the steps for the Compliance Audit?

Step 1: If an application is received, a meeting of the Committee will be scheduled. This meeting will be held publicly. Both the Applicant and the subject of the application (Candidate, or candidate’s agent) will have the opportunity to make a presentation to the Committee. Delegations by other parties are not permitted.

Step 2: Within 30 days of receiving the application, the Committee shall consider whether to grant or to reject it. The Committee shall provide written reasons for its decision, which shall be provided to the Applicant and the Candidate, and posted on the Region’s website.

Step 3: If the application is granted, the Committee may elect to appoint an Auditor to review the financial statement of the Candidate. The Auditor’s report will be considered at a subsequent meeting of the Committee. Based on the report, the Committee may elect to begin legal proceedings against the Candidate.

This Committee will be appointed later in 2022 for the 2022-2026 term of office.

Submit completed applications for Compliance Audits to the attention of:

Graham Milne, Regional Clerk

 
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