Candidates

The nomination period for the 2022 election begins May 2 and ends August 19, 2022. Individuals wishing to register as candidates in the 2022 municipal election must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this window and cannot begin their campaign until papers are filed with the Township of James.

Who can be a candidate?

  • A candidate must be 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.
  • Pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor)


Candidate Information - FAQ


  Key Dates

  Nomination Period: May 2, 2022 to August 19, 2022
  Between May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022, nomination papers can be filed at the Township Office

  during regular municipal office hours being 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, excluding

  Statutory holidays.

  Nomination Day: August 19, 2022
  On Nomination Day, nomination papers can be filed between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

  Important Information
  To run for the office of Reeve, councillor a person must file a nomination paper and provide proof

  of qualifying address within the Township of James and the appropriate filing fee.
 The required filing fee is $200.00 for Reeve and $100.00 for Councillor. Payments can be made in cash or

 cheque made payable to the Township of James and must accompany the signed form.


  August 22 2022: nominations certified and list of candidates announced

 October 24 2022: voting day (advance voting dates to be announced)


Candidate Profiles

Have you moved or changed your address within Ontario in the last four years? To make sure you’re on the list to vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24, visit voterlookup.ca and check that your information is accurate. Here, you can also easily make updates for yourself and those in your household

Information on this page will be updated as it becomes available.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.


One of the ways MPAC collects this information is through voterlookup.ca. Here, Ontarians can add their name and the names of other members of their household to a secure database and confirm or update their information.


This helps ensure that each municipality has the most accurate information possible for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.


Take a few minutes to verify your information at voterlookup.ca and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

     Guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertisers

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertisers to       provide information about municipal and school board elections. The guides outline rules as described in the Municipal  Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.

The three guides for candidates, voters and third party advertisers are now available online at
www.ontario.ca/municipalelectionsand in French at www.ontario.ca/electionsmunicipales

Are you registered to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24?


To make sure you are on the list, and that all your information is accurate, visit voterlookup.ca.