2022 Municipal Election

Welcome to the 2022 Municipality of McDougall Municipal Election Information Website

The Municipality of McDougall will once again be implementing Internet and Telephone Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. As the election draws closer we will be including more information about the voting process on this page.  

Nominations Filed for municipal council

Nomination papers have been filed for the following positions/individuals:

Nominated for the Office of:  Nominee's Name  Contact Information 
 Councillor  Joe Ryman
138 Hammel Avenue
McDougall ON P0G 1G0
Phone: 705-342-1558
 Councillor  Lewis Malott
117 North Road
McDougall ON P2A 2W9
Phone: 705-746-0415
 Mayor  Dale Robinson
2 Valley Stream Drive
McDougall ON P2A 2W9
Phone: 705-342-9489 or 705-774-0221
 Councillor  JJ Blower
14 Strawberry Lane
McDougall ON P2A 2W9
Phone: 705-773-8718
 Councillor  Joel Constable
143 Hammel Ave.
Nobel ON P0G 1G0
Phone: 705-774-3163

It is recommended that you make an appointment to register as a Candidate and to file Nomination papers, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 705-342-5252 or E-mail Lori West, Clerk to schedule this appointment.

Key Election Dates

Monday, May 2 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Nomination Period for Candidates.

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm - Nomination Day

  • Nomination forms may be filed between 9am and 2pm
  • Last day for candidates to:
    • file a nomination
    • withdraw a nomination
    • change office 
Monday, August 22, 2022  - Final day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers

Tuesday October 11 to Monday, October 24, 2022 - Voting Period 

Monday October 24, 2022 - Election Day/Final Voting Day
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - Term of Council Commences, Elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat. Inaugural Meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Nomination For Office

NOMINATION PERIOD: May 1, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Nominations may be filed with the Clerk from Monday, May 2, to Friday, August 18, 2022 from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.
On Nomination Day which is Friday, August 19, 2022, the Clerk will accept nominations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


A nomination paper (Form 1) must be filed in person by the candidate or by an agent. The nomination paper must have original signatures. The candidate will be required to show proof of identity and qualifications. The nomination paper must be accompanied by the required nomination fee; $200.00 for the office of head of council and $100.00 for all other offices. Payment to the Municipality must be made by cash, cheque, money order or debit card.
Note: The Municipality of McDougall has less than 4000 electors and is therefore exempt from the 25 endorsement signature requirement, candidates are not required to submit Endorsement of Nomination – Form 2. 


A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination is:
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of the municipality, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person;
  • is not legally prohibited from voting;
  • is not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information;
  • is not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office.
For additional information, please review the Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.



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.


A person is entitled to be a voter if on Voting Day (October 22, 2018) they:

a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;

b) is a Canadian citizen;

c) is at least 18 years old;

d) is not prohibited from voting under any law;

Persons Prohibited from Voting:

a) a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;

b) a corporation;

c) a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;

d) a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90(3), if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.


The place where a student’s family resides is also their residence unless they have moved with the intention of changing their permanent lodging. A student may vote in the municipality where he or she is temporarily residing while attending school as well as at his or her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she has not abandoned the family home.

For additional information, please review the Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.

What is third party advertising?

Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot. Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.

Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.

Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate’s campaign to express support of or opposition to candidates (or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot) and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.

A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.

What is not a third party advertisement?

Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate (or an answer to a question on the ballot) are not considered to be third party advertising.

Examples include:

  • speaking to friends and neighbours.
  • posting on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
  • sending an email to a group or mailing list.
Internal communications from an employer to their employees, a corporation to its shareholders, directors, members or employees or by a trade union to its members or employees are not considered to be third party advertising.

Advertising about an issue, rather than a candidate or a "yes” or "no” answer to a question on the ballot is not considered third party advertising. For example, signs saying "Support local businesses” or "Keep the waterfront green” would not be third party advertising, even if a candidate has made those issues part of their campaign.

Who can be a third party advertiser

Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:

  • any person who is a resident in Ontario.
  • a corporation carrying on business in Ontario.
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
If 2 or more corporations are owned or controlled by the same person or people, or if 1 corporation controls another, they are considered to be a single corporation. If the same person or people own or control multiple corporations, only 1 of those corporations may register to be a third party in a municipality.

Who cannot be a third party advertiser

A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot register to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.

Candidates in the provincial election cannot register. They may register after the provincial election, when they are no longer candidates.

Federal and provincial political parties cannot register to be third party advertisers. Political parties are not permitted to be financially involved in municipal elections.

2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide - Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections (Ministry of Municipal Affairs website). This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide information to those wishing to register as third party advertisers for the 2022 municipal council and school board elections.