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.

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:

  • A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy.
  • The preliminary list is sent to the Municipal Clerk in advance of a regular election which occurs every four (4) years. The Clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters' list.
  • If you are not on the voters' list, or if any of your information is incorrect, you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected.

The voters' list becomes official on September 1. After this date, you must apply to your municipal clerk to be added to the list or correct your information. 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.

For more information about getting on the voters' list, contact the Clerk's Office.

Voter Lookup (MPAC)

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) created a website tool that allows electors to easily confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections.

You can check to see if MPAC has your information in its database at www.voterlookup.ca. This website is available year-round and allows eligible electors to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for the purpose of elections.

You can also call them at 1-866-296-6722 or TTY: 1-877-889-6722.

Important Dates

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding holidays); and
  • Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

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:

  • Advanced Voting Period: Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Election Day: Monday, October 24, 2022

New Term of Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026
How Do I Vote?

Lambton Shores Council approved the use of telephone and electronic voting for 2022, the same format as used in 2018.

More information on how to vote will be provided closer to the election.

Unofficial List of Candidates

As nomination forms are submitted, the Clerk's Office will continue to update the Unofficial List of Candidates page.

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