The 2022 Municipal Election is now LIVE - you may vote online mckellar.isivote.com or by phone 1-866-217-5190.  The Election day will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 until 8:00 p.m.  If you did not receive your voter letter or if you are not sure you are on the Voters' List, please call Mary Smith, Administrive/Treasury Assistant 705-389-2842 Ext 6 or email treasuryassist@mckellar.ca  or  Karlee Britton, Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant  705-389-2842 Ext 5 or email deputy@mckellar.ca

If you would like to lodge a complaint with the voting system, please call the above mentioned staff and they will direct you to Kim Bordeleau, the Chief Returning Officer.

Nomination day

Per the amended Municipal Elections Act, Nomination Day is August 19, 2022, for the 2022 Municipal Elections. Nominations open May 2, 2022.

Term of Office

The next term of office will begin on November 15, 2022

Official Elections Results - 2022

Official Election Results - 2022

Official Election Results School Board Trustees - 2022

Are you on the Voters List?

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  • VoterLookup.ca 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.
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  • Voterlookup.ca will facilitate the collection of accurate and up-to-date information for municipalities as they prepare the final Voters List used on election day, making it easier and more efficient for voters heading to the polls.
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  • We encourage tenants to visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for electoral purposes.
 
 Offices to be Elected
 

This election members will be elected for the period commencing November 15, 2022 for the following offices:

  • Mayor 
  • Councillors (4)
  • School Board Trustees:
    • English Public and English Catholic
    • French Public and French Catholic
School Boards

Township of McKellar residents may vote for a candidate or may be a candidate in respect of a school board as noted below.

1.      SCHOOL TRUSTEE - NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (Zone 4)

 

2.      SCHOOL TRUSTEE – SIMCOE MUSKOKA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 

3.      SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIRE PUBLIC DU NORD-EST ONTARIO 

 

4.      SCOOL TRUSTEE – CONSEIL SCOLAIRE CATHOLIQUE MONAVENIR FRENCH LANGUAGE SEPARATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD

 

1. SCHOOL TRUSTEE - NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 

One (1) to be elected for Zone 3 which includes, among other municipalities: 

  • The Township of The Archipelago (North)
  • Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, and 
  • Municipality of Whitestone.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of Powassan, 466 Main Street, Powassan. 705-724-2813 

 

One (1) to be elected for Zone 4 which includes, among other municipalities, 

  • The Township of McKellar, 
  • Township of Seguin, 
  • Town of Parry Sound, 
  • Township of The Archipelago (South).

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Parry Sound, 52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, ON 705-746-2101

 

2.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIRE PUBLIC DU NORD-EST ONTARIO 

One (1) to be elected for Zone A which includes, among other municipalities, 

 

  • Township of The Archipelago, 
  • The Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, 
  • Township of McKellar, 
  • Town of Parry Sound, 
  • Township of Seguin, 
  • Municipality of Whitestone.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Municipality of East Ferris, 390 Hwy #94, Corbeil, ON 705-752-2740

 

3.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - CONSEIL SCOLAIR CATHOLIQE MONAVENIR FRENCH LANGUAGE SEPARATE CAHOLIC SHCOOL BOARD

 

One (I) to be elected for the Electoral Region of Simcoe-Muskoka, which includes the Town of Parry Sound, Township of Carling, Township of Seguin, Municipality of McDougall and Township of McKellar.

Nominations are to be filed with the Clerk, City of Barrie 705-726-4242, or the Clerk of the municipality in which you reside.

 

Note: The Township of The Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone are not included in a French Language Separate Catholic School Board and therefore do not have the opportunity to vote for this office.  

 

4.  SCHOOL TRUSTEE - SIMCOE MUSKOKA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

One (I) to be elected for Ward 4 which includes, among other municipalities, 

  • The Township of Carling, 
  • Municipality of McDougall, 
  • Township of McKellar, 
  • Town of Parry Sound, 
  • Township of Seguin.

Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, Town of Bracebridge, 1000 Taylor Court, Bracebridge, ON 705-645- 5264

 

Note: The Township of the Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone are not included in a Catholic School Board and therefore do not have the opportunity to vote/or this office.

2022 Certified Candidates and Third Parties

OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES - 2022

Mayor

Michel Richard

David Moore

Ron Harrison

 

 

Councillor

Morley Haskim

Mike Kekkonen

Wayne Ward

Debbie Zulak

Nick Ryeland

Don Carmichael

Marco Ancinelli

Suzanne Poff

 

 

 

Third Parties

 

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE - NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (Zone 4)  

 

John Cochrane


 

Howard Wesley


School Trustee, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Board #64

Claire Thibideau

SCHOOL TRUSTEE – SIMCOE MUSKOKA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Joshua Boutotte

Candidate's Information Package and Guides

The three guides for candidates, voters and third party advertisers are now available online at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections

 Important Dates for Election 2022

The following are key dates in the 2022 Municipal Election Campaign:

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm); and
  • Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00am to 2:00pm)

Certification of Nominations:

  • August 22, 2022 by 4:00pm

Official List of Candidates Posted with any Declarations of Acclamation:

  • August 22, 2022 after 4:00pm

Third Party Advertising Registration Period:

  • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022 (8:30am to 4:30pm)

'Lame Duck' Period (Restricted Acts for Council - If Applicable):

  • August 19, 2022 at 2pm to November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm

Preliminary List of Electors Released:

  • September 1, 2022

Voter Information Letters Mailed

  • September 14 to 19, 2022

Voting Period for Electors:

  • Start Date Tuesday October 11, 2022 10:00am to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00pm

Term of New Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026

Ending of Campaigns:

  • Last date for any candidate and third party campaigning: January 3, 2023
  • Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 2:00pm
  • Late Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting (subject to $500 late filing fee): May 1, 2023 at 2:00pm
 
Important Forms
 
Voting Methods

The Council of the Township of McKellar has authorized the alternative voting methods of

for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election 2022 the Township of McKellar

By-law 2013-28, Being a By-law to provide for the Use of Alternate Voting Methods

Compliance Audit Committee

The Municipal Elections Act (the Act), 1996 as amended contains provisions that allow electors to request an audit of an Election Candidate’s or of a Third-party Advertiser’s campaign finances, if they have reasonable grounds to suspect the Candidate or Third-party Advertiser has contravened the financial provisions of the Act. 

 

The review of these audit requests/applications is the responsibility of Compliance Audit Committees; these arms-length committees must be established by municipalities before October 1st 2022 for the 2022-2026 term of office, s 88.37(1).

 

Role of clerk or secretary, Section 88.37 (6)

 

The clerk of the municipality or the secretary of the local board, as the case may be, shall establish administrative practices and procedures for the committee and shall carry out any other duties required under this Act to implement the committee’s decisions.

The Clerks of the West Parry Sound Municipalities have developed and agreed to the Terms of Reference for the Committee which will be adopted by By-law by each of the Municipalities individually.

 

Staff from the host municipality where an application for an audit has been filed will provide administrative support to the Committee.  The Clerk or designate from the host municipality shall act as Recording Secretary for the Committee.  Any responsibility not clearly identified within the Terms of Reference shall be in accordance with sections 88.33 through 88.37 inclusive of the Act.

 

By-law 08-2022 Being a By-law to authorize the establishment of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee (including Terms of Reference)