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Voter Information - Municipality of Centre Hastings

Voter Information



Follow this guide to ensure:

  1. you are eligible to vote in the municipal council and school board trustee elections,
  2. you are on the voters list,
  3. you are familiar with internet and telephone voting,
  4. you don’t miss any important dates, and
  5. you know where and how to vote!

Municipal Election: You are eligible to vote if you meet the following criteria: 

  • You are a Canadian citizen at least 18 years old; and
  • Either a resident in the Municipality of Centre Hastings or a non-resident of the municipality but you or your spouse own or rent property; and
  • You are not prohibited from voting under any law.

Any individual voter may only vote once in the election regardless of how many properties he or she rents or owns.  

If you are a student who resides in your municipality while you are not attending your post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to vote in both the municipality where you attend school as well as the municipality you consider ‘home’ when you are not attending college or university. 

Municipal Election: You may not vote if you are:

  • A person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • A corporation; or
  • A person acting as executor or trustee in any other representative capacity; or
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within for years of voting day.

School Board Trustee Election: You are eligible to vote if you meet the following criteria:  

  • 18 years of age or older and;
  • A Canadian citizen and;
  • A resident of the municipality (owner or renter of property)

An owner or tenant of a non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for School Board Trustee.

For any questions or clarification regarding who is eligible to vote please contact

MPAC created to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections. 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.

We encourage tenants to visit to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for electoral purposes

The method has been used in Ontario for more than 10 years. 97 Municipalities in Ontario utilized internet voting during the 2014 and 2018 municipal elections. Users of online voting identified that they found the method to be easy, simple, straight forward, convenient and private.

Internet and telephone voting solutions provide:
  • Convenient and accessible voting
  • Fast and accurate election results
  • Utilizing the latest technological and security advances ensuring confidence in the integrity of the voting process

Accessibility Information:

One of the primary benefits of internet voting is increased accessibility. Advocates allege that internet voting is the only method that allows for some voters with disabilities to completely mark a ballot, in private, without the assistance of a designated friend or Election Official.

Internet/telephone voting addresses most accessibility issues since people can vote from anywhere. Many people with accessibility issues have, where necessary, already made accommodation to be able to use the internet. Internet voting also has measures to warn the voter of any over-votes or blank offices making it more difficult for an elector to spoil his/her ballot.


Any internet voting system being considered must be directly consistent with the principles guiding municipal elections, as contained in the MEA, as follows:

  • The secrecy and confidentiality of the individual is paramount.
  • The election should be fair and non-biased.
  • The election should be accessible to the voters.
  • The integrity of the process should be maintained throughout the election.
  • There be certainty that the results of the election reflect the votes cast.
  • Voters and candidates should be treated fairly and consistently within a municipality.

Visit to learn more.

Friday, August 19, 2022: Nomination Day

October 11 to 24, 2022: Voting Period

Monday, October 24, 2022: Voting Day

Vote from Home

  • October 11 to October 24

Monday, May 2, 2022

Nomination and Registration Begins
First day to file Nominations and register third party advertisers.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Nomination Day
Nominations for candidates open 9am – 2pm.
Nominations or withdrawal cannot be accepted after 2pm.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Certification of Nomination Papers

Certification of Nomination Papers, and declaration of the candidate(s) elected by acclamation.

Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2pm.

What is a Declaration of Acclamation?

Candidates my be acclaimed to a position of council if the number of certified candidates for an office is the same as or less than the number to be elected. What this means is if there are three or less candidates running for a councillor position, or only one candidate running for Mayor or Deputy Mayor without opposition, those candidates will be acclaimed to their seat on council on this date after 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Voters’ List Available

Voters’ List available to certified candidates and the revision period begins for electors.

October 11 to 24, 2022

Voting Period is October 11 to 24, 2022

Vote from home, or at the Voter Help Centre before voting day.

Voter Help Centre Municipal Office, 7 Furnace St, Madoc

October 11-14 8:30AM to 4:00PM

October 17-21 8:30AM to 4:00PM
(October 18 and 20 8:30AM to 6:00PM)

October 22 10:00AM to 3:00PM

October 24 8:30AM to 8:00PM

Voter Help Centre
Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall,11379 Highway 62, Ivanhoe

October 15 10:00AM to 3:00pm

Monday, October 24, 2022

Voting Day

Voting places are to open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m., unless an earlier opening or reduced voting hours have been established by the clerk. s.46(1), (2), (3)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Result Information

As soon as possible declare the results and provide information to the public on a website or in another electronic format on the number of votes, declined and rejected ballots, and the number of votes for the affirmative or negative on a by-law or question s.55(4), (4.1)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

New Term Information

New term of office commences. s.6(1)New council deemed to be organized when the declarations of office have been made by a sufficient number of members to form a quorum. Municipal Act, 2001, s.231

Friday, December 16, 2022


Deadline for the newly formed council to host their first meeting. Municipal Act, 2001, s.230



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