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 new term of Council begins November 15, 2022.

The Township of Norwich elects candidates to the positions of:

  • Mayor – to be elected at large
  • Councillor (4) – one to be elected per ward
  • School Board Trustees

To be eligible as a candidate in the Township of Norwich you must meet the following requirements:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Township of Norwich, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in Township of Norwich or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

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

For further information about municipal and school board elections, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Election webpage or email MEAinfo@ontario.ca.

Are you on the List?

Voterlookup.ca is an online service administered by The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) available to eligible electors. Using this service, electors can ensure that their information is correctly reflected for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.

More Information

Municipal Elections Act, 1996