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Municipal and School Board Elections  

Held every four years, the next Municipal and School Board elections in Ontario are scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2022. 

Key Election Dates for the Year 2022:

  • May 2 - Nomination period commences. Closes August 19.
  • August 19 - Nomination Day.
  • August 22 - Certification of nomination papers before 4 p.m. - Acclamations after 4 p.m.
  • July 31 to September 1 - Receipt of Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) on a date between July 31 and September 1 of an election year as agreed upon by the Clerk and MPAC.
  • September 1 - Period for revisions to the voters' list (September 1 - October 24).
  • October 11 to 24 - Internet & Telephone Voting open.
  • October 24 - Election Day.
  • November 15 - New Council Term Start Date.
 

Voter Registration

Make sure you're on the voter's list ! Check out voterlookup.ca

voterlookup.ca

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
One of the ways MPAC collects this information is through voterlookup.ca. Here, Ontarians can add their name and the names of other members of their household to a secure database and confirm or update their information. This helps ensure that each municipality has the most accurate information possible for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
 
Take a few minutes to verify your information at voterlookup.ca and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

 Candidates Information

The nomination period for the 2022 Municipal Election starts on Monday, May 2, 2022 and ends on Friday, August 19th at 2:00 PM. Candidates must file with the Clerk a nomination paper in the prescribed form, obtain endorsement signatures in the prescribed form (not applicable to school board trustee candidates), and pay the required fee.

General information can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's website. Of particular value is their 2022 Candidates Guide - Ontario municipal council and school board elections.

A free virtual Candidates Information Session will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. To attend, Parry Sound ratepayers/residents please send an email to rjohnson@townofparrysound.com and include your name, address and telephone number. 

Please contact the Municipal Clerk to make an appointment to receive the full Candidate's Information Package, or call for more information, 705-746-2101 ext 220.

 

 2022 Certified Candidates and Third Parties

The following candidates and third parties have filed their nomination papers in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act section 33, and have been certified by the Clerk. Names are ordered alphabetically and updated as candidates register.

 

Mayor 

Jamie McGarvey, 42 River Street Parry Sound ON P2A 2T6; jg1mcgarvey@gmail.com; TEL 705-746-8516

 

 

Councillor

George Ashford, 1-29 River Street Parry Sound ON P2A 2T7; georgeashfordcampaign@gmail.com; TEL 705-938-4825

Paul Borneman, 23 Cascade Street Parry Sound ON P2A 1J8; bornemanp@icloud.com; TEL 705-746-8151

Bonnie Keith, 118 Gibson Street Parry Sound ON P2A 1X7; bonniekeith4council@gmail.com; TEL 705-746-9814

Doug McCann, 21A Queen Street Parry Sound ON P2A 2W1; mccann@mcems.ca; TEL 705-751-5800

Chris McDonald, 37 Cascade Street Parry Sound ON P2A 1J8; chrismcdonald4pscouncil@gmail.com; TEL: 705-774-6129

 

 

School Trustee, for Near North District School Board, Zone 4, (English Public)

John Cochrane, 32 Virginia Heights Parry Sound ON P2A 3A8; mywindylake@hotmail.com; TEL 705-746-7877

Howard Wesley, 227 Oastler Park Drive, Seguin ON P2A 0B2; howardwesley@me.com; 705-938-0123

 

 

Conseillere Scolaire, Conseil scolaire Catholique MonAvenir Board #64, (French Catholic) (from City of Barrie Returning Office)

Claire Thibideau, 158 Hanmer Ouest Barrie ON L4N 7S1; claire24@live.ca; TEL 705-309-7295 

 

 

Third Party

(none to date)

 

Internet and Telephone Voting 

Since 2014, the voting method in Parry Sound is vote by telephone or internet only. Voters can vote by telephone from anywhere in North America and by internet from anywhere in the world during the election time frame.  Check Election History - Telephone and Internet Voting.

 West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee

 

Sections 88.33 to 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended contains provisions that allow electors to request an audit of a candidate’s or third-party advertiser’s campaign finances if they have reasonable grounds to suspect the candidate or third-party advertiser has contravened the campaign finance provisions of the Act. The review of these audit requests/applications is the responsibility of a compliance audit committee, as established by the municipality. 

Since 2010, Parry Sound has been part of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee, which is currently composed of all West Parry Sound municipalities including the Town, the Townships of The Archipelago, Carling, McKellar and Seguin, and the Municipalities of McDougall and McKellar.

By-law 2022-7226 contains the Committee's Terms of Reference and compliance audit application form. A compliance audit request for a candidate or third party advertiser in the Town of Parry Sound should be directed to the Parry Sound Town Clerk.

 

2018 Election Financial Statements - Candidates and Third Party Advertisers

Every Candidate shall file the "Financial Statement - Auditor's Report " Form 4 on or before 2:00 p.m. March 29, 2019 with the Clerk with whom their nomination was filed in accordance with Section 88.25 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended reflecting the Candidate's election campaign finances as of December 31 in the year of the election.

 

Office of Mayor:

Chris O'Gram

Jamie McGarvey

Dave Williams

 

Office of Councillor:

Mark Aman

George Ashford

Vanessa Backman

Mike Barker

Paul Borneman

Roger Burden

Jamie Chapman

Brian Fisher

Ab Fuller

Brad Horne

Bonnie Keith

Doug McCann

Daniel Predie

Lee-Ann Turner

 

Office of Near North District School Board Trustee - Zone 4

John Cochrane

Howard Wesley

 

Every Third Party Advertiser shall file the "Financial Statement - Auditor's Report" Form 8 on or before 2:00 p.m. March 29, 2019 with the Clerk with whom they registered in accordance with Section 88.29 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended reflecting the Third Party Advertiser's election campaign finances as of December 31 in the year of the election.

 

Third Party Advertisers - Fluoride Question on the Ballot

Roger Little

Joseph Moloney

 
 

Elections Statistics

 

2018 Certified Election Results

Certified Election Results - Municipal

Certified Election Results - Near North District School Board

Certified Election Results - Conseil scholaire catholique MonAvenir

 

2018 Voter Statistics

Election Results by Age Group

Election Results by Age and Gender Group

Participation Rate By Race

 

2014 Certified Election Results

Certified Election Results - Municipal Council

Certified Election Results - School Board Trustees

 

2014 Voter Statistics

Election Results by Age Group

Intelivote Election Statistics

 

2010 Certified Election Results

Certified Election Results - Municipal Council

Certified Election Results - School Board Trustees

 

 

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