Voter Information

Voting Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.

Voting Period: You can vote any time from Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM using the internet or telephone.

Are you on the Voters' List? Is your information up-to-date? Visit VoterLookup.ca to find out:
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The province has published the 2022 Voters' Guide (MMAH) for voters.

If you’re wondering about voting in the upcoming municipal election, please view the information below or contact one of our elections staff in the Clerk’s Department.

We will continue to update this page with new information as election details are finalized.

 Am I Eligible to Vote in the 2022 Municipal Election?

You are eligible to vote in the municipal election if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • On election day, you are aged 18 or older;
  • You are a resident of the municipality, or the owner or tenant or spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality; and
  • You are not disqualified from voting under the Municipal Elections Act. 
 

Resident and non-resident electors are defined as:

  • You are considered a resident if, on election day, you live within the municipality. This includes people who own, rent, live in shared accommodation, or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.
  • You are considered a non-resident voter if you own or rent property within the municipality but do not live at that property. You can only be a resident elector in one municipality, but you can be a non-resident elector in any municipality where you own or rent property.
    • The property must be in your name as an individual. You do not qualify as an elector for property owner by a business or trust.
    • Even though you can be eligible to vote in multiple municipalities where you own property, you can still only cast one ballot within each municipality, regardless of how many properties you own.
  • You can also vote as a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality. 

 

The following are not permitted to vote in an election:

  • A corporation;
  • A person who is serving a prison sentence;
  • A person acting as an executor or trustee; and
  • A person who was convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act for an election held within the last 5 years.
Am I Eligible to Vote in the 2022 School Board Election? 

School board elections are held at the same time as municipal elections. You are only permitted to vote in the same achool board election once.

You are eligible to vote in the election for a school board if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • you are a Canadian citizen;
  • you are aged 18 or older; and
  • you qualify to vote for that particular school board.

If you are a resident elector in a municipality, you are eligible to vote for a school trustee that represents the municipality where you live.

Your school support declaration on your voter registration will determine whether your vote is for the English Public, English Separate, French Public, or French Separate school board.  

Visit the Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections website for more information about the 2022 School Board Elections. (This website is also available in French.)

 
How Can I Tell if I'm Registered to Vote? 

Up until August 31, 2022, you can visit VoterLookup.ca to see if you are listed on the Voter’s List and request a correction to your information on the Voter’s List.

After August 31, 2022, you can submit an Application to Amend the Voter’s List to the Clerk by completing the prescribed form.  

 
What Identification do I Need to Vote? 

The following identification types are accepted for proof of identity:

  1. An Ontario driver’s licence.
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).
  3. An Ontario Photo Card.
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque.
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  12. An income tax assessment notice.
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
  21. A property tax assessment.
  22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.
  23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
  24. A hospital card or record.
  25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
  26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
  27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.
  28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
  29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.
 
 Who Can I Vote for?

The positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected ‘at large’ which means all residents of Greater Napanee will vote for these positions.

You can also vote for your Ward Councillor to represent the ward where you live or own property. To verify your ward, use our Find my Ward tool.

Your school support declaration on your voter registration will determine whether you are eligible to vote for the public or separate school board and English or French school board.

 
Where and How Can I Vote? 

Greater Napanee is once again using internet and telephone voting for the election. You can vote from any location with a phone or internet connection.

In the fall, Voter Information Letters will be mailed out to all registered voters on the Voters 'List. You will need to use your unique personal identification number (PIN) contained in the letter and your date of birth as voting credentials.

If you require assistance with voting, we will also have in-person touch screen voting options made available during the voting period and on Election Day. More information will be posted here as details are finalized.

 

Information on Online Voting in the Upcoming Municipal and School Board Elections 

Our supplier for the Internet/Telephone voting service will remain the same for the 2022 election. Should new instructional videos be supplied, we will update them. However, the 2018 videos will still be relevant. If you will be voting using the internet, please watch this informative video to learn how:

 

 
Information on Telephone Voting in the Upcoming Municipal and School Board Elections

 Our supplier for the Internet/Telephone voting service will remain the same for the 2022 election. Should new instructional videos be supplied, we will update them. However, the 2018 videos will still be relevant. If you will be voting using the telephone, please watch this informative video to learn how:

 

 When Can I Vote?

As noted above, once you have your Voter Information Letter and PIN, you can vote online or by telephone any time between 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 11 and 8:00 PM on Monday, October 24, 2022. We will also have the following in-person voting options:

  • Strathcona Paper Center (16 McPherson Drive) – 10AM - 8PM on October 24
  • Voter Assistance Center (12 Market Square) – dates and times TBD
  • Other in person voting options – dates and times TBD
 
Why Should I Vote? 

Your local government is responsible for many policies and decisions that impact your daily life. Voting, engaging with candidates, and being involved in elections is one way to make sure your voice is heard. Local governments are responsible for:

  • Setting utility rates, user fees, and tax levies;
  • Setting standards for municipal services;
  • Growth, development and planning decisions;
  • Community standards and by-law enforcement;
  • Recreation, culture, events and facilities;
  • And much more. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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