Voter Information

The information in this section provides a general introduction to the upcoming Municipal and School Board Elections. The information found on our website is not meant to replace provincial legislation. It provides general information about the rules contained in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Municipal Act, 2001, and other legislation and regulations.

View the Notice of Election Information (Form EL24)

Notice of the Voters List (Form LS09)

The Voting Period is now open until 8pm on October 24, 2022.

Voter Help Line: 1-866-943-1400 ext. 8410

In-Person Vote Help Centre: 7883 Amtelecom Parkway, Forest, ON (Municipal Office in the Shores Recreation Centre). Hours can be found below.

Am I on the Voters' List?
If you would like to confirm that you are on the Voters' List, please submit an online Voters' List Confirmation form for each member in your household, and staff will get back to you with confirmation or further instructions.
Who can vote?

You are eligible to vote in the municipal election if you meet all of the following requirements on election day:

  • you are aged 18 or older
  • you are a Canadian citizen
  • you are a resident of the municipality, or non-resident owner or tenant of land located in the municipality, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land located in the municipality
  • not legally prohibited from voting

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 your cottage is owned by a trust, you are not qualified as a non-resident elector.

In order to cast a ballot, your name must be on the voters' list.

Voters' List

The voters' list is prepared in several steps, which began with a preliminary list by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy. The preliminary list is then sent to the Municipal Clerk.

The voters' list becomes official on September 1. If you are not on the voters' list after September 1, or if any of your information is incorrect, you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected. You have until the close of voting day to apply for changes. If you are applying to add your name to the voters' list, you will be asked to provide proof that you are eligible to vote.

If you do not want your name to appear on the voters' list, you can apply to have your name removed by the clerk. If you remove your name, you will not be able to vote.

Please note: if you would like to confirm that you are on the Voters' List, please submit an online Voters' List Confirmation form and staff will get back to you with confirmation or further instructions.

For more information, contact the Clerk's Office.

Important dates

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • Nominations closed at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022

Third Party Advertising Registration Period:

  • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Voting Period for Electors:

  • Voting Period: Friday, October 14, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Election Day: Monday, October 24, 2022

New Term of Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026
How can I vote?

Lambton Shores Council approved the use of telephone and electronic voting for 2022, the same format as used in 2018. This means voters in Lambton Shores will be able to cast their ballot from the comfort of their home - or anywhere they have internet or telephone access - 24 hours a day. There will be no paper ballots in this election.

There will be an extended voting period from October 14 to 24, 2022. This makes casting a ballot even easier and Voter Help Centres will be available to assist voters with the process, if needed.

Our service provider, Scytl, has created helpful videos to help you through the online and telephone voting process. These videos can be found in the tabs below.

Voters can use any device that connects to the internet, including computers, tablets and smartphones. Voters can also use touch-tone telephones. Please note, however, that rotary phones cannot be used. Paper ballots will also not be used in this election.

The Municipal Clerk has developed a full set of procedures, including procedures for internet and telephone voting.

Voting by Phone
Voting Online

What do I need to vote?

Voters need to have a Voter Information Letter in order to vote.  The Voter Information Letter will be mailed to everyone on the Voters' List in October.  The letter will have voting instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number that will be used to log into the internet election site or onto the telephone election platform.

What if I do not receive a Voter Information Letter?

If you are an eligible voter but did not receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail by October 10, 2022, you will be required to complete an Application to Amend Voters' List Form (EL15) and provide one (1) piece of ID (Voter ID Requirements). This form must be signed and submitted in person at the Municipal Office located at 7883 Amtelecom Parkway, Forest, ON.

What if I require assistance to vote?

If you need support, you can call our Voter Help Line at 1-866-943-1400 ext. 8410. You can also visit our in-person Vote Help Centre for assistance with telephone or online voting. The Vote Help Centre will be located at:

  • Lambton Shores Municipal Office, 7883 Amtelecom Parkway, Forest, ON N0N 1J0

Vote Help Centre Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

List of Acclaimed and Certified Candidates

View the List of Acclaimed and Certified Candidates.

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