2022 Municipal and School Board Elections: October 24, 2022
- March 31, 2022 – No by-election shall be held after this date.
- April 3 – Last day for school boards to provide a copy of the report on determination and distribution of trustees.
- April 30 – Last day for municipalities and school boards to establish rules and procedures regarding the use of municipal and/or board resources during the election campaign period.
- May 2 – The nomination and registration periods begin.
- August 19 – Nomination Day, with a deadline of 2 p.m. The last day to register as a candidate. A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination must notify the municipal clerk in writing before 2 p.m.
- October 24 – Voting Day
- November 15 – New Term of Office commences.
- January 3, 2023 – End of the election campaign period, which is the last day for candidates and registered third parties to provide written notice, in the prescribed form, of a deficit and the continuation of their campaign period.
Candidate and Community Resources – 2022
Find out what school trustees do, who won the 2018 and 2014 elections, how to become a trustee, how and where to vote, who ran in your ward or region and everything you need to know about school boards at elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org.
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- School Board Candidate Vacancy Information – Post-Nomination Deadline
- Trustee Activities and Actions During the Municipal Campaign Period – an OPSBA resource for sitting trustees
- Check that you are on the voters’ list for municipal elections. (The VoterLookup tool)
- The Ontario Government’s Municipal and School Board Elections website
- Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) 2022 Municipal Elections Resources
- AMCTO’s 2021-2023 Municipal Elections Calendar
- 2022 Municipal Elections – The Basics (from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing)
- 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections – Important Dates and Reminders
- Chief Medical Officer of Health Memo on Using Schools for Election Purposes (Recommendations here)
- March 7, 2018: OPSBA Overview of Municipal and School Board Election significant amendments from Bill 181, Municipal Elections Modernization Act and Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act
- November 28, 2016: OPSBA Submission regarding Bill 45, Election Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016
- May 12, 2016: OPSBA Submission re: Bill 181, Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016
- July 24, 2015: OPSBA Submission to the Municipal Election Act Review
- January 21, 2015: Overall 2014 Election Results
Ministry of Education Memos
School Board Election Period/Political Activity Protocols
- Avon Maitland DSB – Code of Conduct, Use of Facilities, Board Governance Bylaws
- Durham DSB – School Board Member (Trustee) Code of Conduct (see page 5)
- Greater Essex County DSB – School Guidelines for Elections
- Hamilton-Wentworth DSB – Political Activity in Schools During Elections Policy, Political Activity in Schools During Elections Procedure
- Lambton Kent DSB – Prohibition of Trustee Use of Board Resources During Election Campaigns: Policy / Regulations
- DSB Ontario North East – Election Guidelines
- Toronto DSB – Election Activities and Use of Board Resources Governance Procedure
- Trillium Lakelands DSB – Trustee Use of Resources During an Election Policy, Trustee Use of Resources During an Election Procedure
- Upper Canada DSB – Political Activity in Schools, Trustee Elections 2022
- Upper Grand DSB – Policy 111 – Use of Corporate Resources for Elections
- Waterloo Region DSB – Policy 3008 – Use of School Board Resources During the Election Campaign, Policy 3010 – Political Candidate Visits During Federal, Provincial and Municipal Elections