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Kendra Kettler |
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2022 Municipal Election

Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act.  The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.  The voting period will begin on October 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. until October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. 


The new term of council begins November 15, 2022.

2022 Certified List of Candidates 

Mayor – One (1) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

Allan Mayhew

148 Ewen Ave., Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

almayhew@execulink.com
519-287-2080

Marigay Wilkins

22053 Hagerty Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 2N0

 @email
519-878-1745

Deputy Mayor – One (1) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

Christa Cowell

23680 Thames Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1A0

@email
519-282-8624

Mike Sholdice

22842 Big Bend Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1Z0

@email
519-872-4357

Councillor, Ward 1 – Two (2) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

Daniel Jeffery 22711 Thames Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1A0

@email
519-636-7641

Don McCallum 

80 Victoria Drive, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1T0

@email
519-289-2053

Mark McGill

23129 Taits Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

@email
519-476-9791

Zachary Willis   52 Middlemiss Ave, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1T0

@email
519-494-0519

Timothy Zavitz

237 Appin Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

 

Councillor, Ward 2 – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION 

Name

Contact Information

Joel Haggith

161 Roe St, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 

@email
519-317-4244

Ed Myers

287 Main Street, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

@email
226-373-2497

Councillor, Ward 3 – Two (2) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

Amy Choi

22384 Pratt Siding Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0  

@email
519-851-4807

Marjorie Emery 22347 Dundonald Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 marjorie.emery@gmail.com
519-319-6184

 

Martin Vink

3132 Longwoods Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 

@email
519-287-5456

Thames Valley District School Board – Two (2) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

William Cocksworth 

Strathroy, ON @email
519-859-9802

Arlene Morell

Strathroy, ON

@email
519-619-4524

Christine Sachs

Granton, ON

@email
519-722-1069

London District Catholic School Board – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION

Name

Contact Information

Josh Lamb

Strathroy, ON

@email
519-868-4174

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French Language Public) - One (1) to be Elected

Name

Contact Information

David O'Hara Cambridge, ON

@email
519-222-4161

Joseph Vandermeer

Dorchester, ON

@email 
519-608-4700

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (French Language Catholic) – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION 

Name

Contact Information

Alexandre Alary 

London, ON

@email 

 

Voter Cards

Southwest Middlesex is using telephone and electronic voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. 

Voter identification Cards should arrive in the mail by October 14, 2022. This card is required to access the online and telephone voting system. 

If you do not receive a card, there are errors on your card or if you need assistance with voting, please contact the Clerk or come into the Voter Help Centre at 153 McKellar Street, Glencoe. 

Confirming your Information on the Voters List

To confirm the accuracy of your information on the Voters List, please contact the Clerk 519-287-2015 or email @email 

Update your Information

If required, you may make an application to remove, add or correct your information on the Voters List using the prescribed form Application to Amend Voters List and providing proof of identity and residence as prescribed.

You may submit your signed application:

  • In Person at the municipal office during office hours from now until October 24, 2022 (hours on October 24 are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm). Ensure you have the proper identification with you.

*An elector can no longer remove a family member’s name from the Voters List, except in the case of a deceased person

What Ward do I Live in?
NEW!  -  Find my Ward App - (search is in top left corner of the app screen) 

Click here for printable pdf of SWM Ward map 
SWM Ward Map
 
Who Can Vote in the Elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.
  • not legally prohibited from voting. 

What do I need as Voter Identification to provide in order to receive a ballot?

•  All electors must show proof of name and qualifying address.
•  Two pieces of identification are required.
•  Only 1 item is required to be original – other piece may be a certified or notarial copy.
•  Each piece of ID must show the person’s name and the qualifying address.
•  It does not need to be photo identification.
•  Electors who cannot present an acceptable proof of identity may make a statutory declaration by filling out a Declaration of Identity Form. 

What is considered acceptable identification?

Many types of documents can be used to show a person’s name and address. For further information, please see: Municipal Elections Act, O. Reg. 304/13

Candidate Information
Who can Become a Candidate?

To be eligible as a candidate in the Southwest Middlesex municipal election, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old
  • not legally prohibited from voting and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

Please note that the following people are disqualified from holding office as a member of council:

  • an employee of the municipality unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated, and resign if elected to office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament, or a Senator; or
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election.
How to Become a Candidate

The nomination period has now closed. 

Candidate Campaign Finances

The campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed with the Clerk

  • election expenses cannot be incurred outside of the campaign period
  • corporations and trade unions are no longer eligible to contribute to municipal election campaigns.  This includes all council and school board elections.  Corporations and trade unions can be third party advertisers and make contributions to third party advertisers
  • a candidate who does not accept any contributions of money, or incur any expenses, is not required to open a separate election bank account
  • nomination filing fee is not considered a campaign expense
  • candidates are responsible for keeping records of the financial activities related to their campaign.  Remember to issue receipts for all donations of goods or services, obtain receipts for expenses incurred and keep copies of all receipt

It is the responsibility of the candidate to file a complete and accurate financial statement on time.  Candidates should completely familiarize themselves with the appropriate sections of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

MMAH - Form 4 (Financial Statement - Auditor's Report)

Accessibility and the Election

Southwest Middlesex making the election process accessible to all eligible voters. 

  • The internet/telephone voting method using for the election allows electors to access the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.
  • Election officials will be available for assistance at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period.
  • Voting kiosk locations will allow residents without access to a phone or the internet to cast their ballots
  • The Voter Help Centre (153 McKellar Street, Glencoe) is fully accessible to electors and candidates. 
  • The municipalities accessibility policy specific to elections can be found here
Important Dates 

Candidate Information Sessions

  • Monday, April 4, 2022 - this session has already passed but we encourage you to review the materials from the session under Guides and Forms - Candidates

Nomination Period for Candidates

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (Monday to Friday (excl. holidays), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Nomination Day is Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9 am to 2 pm

Third Party Advertising Registration Period

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

Lame Duck (If Applicable) - Restricted Acts After Nomination Day

Related to the Municipal Election - Section 275 of the Municipal Act, 2001 states that if less than 75% of incumbent councillors seek re-election, the Council for a municipality is restricted from passing any by-law that allocates spending of more than $50,000.00 or creates a liability for the municipality greater than $50,000. This is known as a "lame duck" council.

  • August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.  or  October 24, 2022 (Election Day) running until  November 14, 2022 at 11:50 p.m. 

Voter's List Revision Period 

  • September 1, 2022 to October 24, 2022 (prior to close of polls at 8 pm)

Voting Period for Electors

  • Starting at 9 am on Monday, October 17, 2022 and closing on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8 pm

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 pm
  • Final Late Candidate Financial Reporting (subject to $500.00 late filing fee) - May 1, 2023 at 2 p.m. 
Resources 
Candidate Guides
Candidate Forms
Voters Guides
  • 2022 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH)
Registered Third Party Advertiser Guides

For further information about Ontario's municipal and school board elections please see: