Candidate nominations close for 2022 Municipal Election

Posted on Monday August 22, 2022

Candidate nominations close for 2022 Municipal Election

City encourages residents to visit voterlookup.ca

Cambridge, Ontario. (August 22, 2022).  The City of Cambridge is one step closer to the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. Candidate nominations for the 2022 Municipal Election closed at 2:00 p.m. on August 19th, 2022. 

This afternoon, the City’s Clerk certified all nominations with the exception of one candidate in Ward One that was rejected. The Municipal Election Act requires that the Clerk certifies nominations received during the period commencing May 2, 2022, and completed on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022. Pursuant to Section 35 of the Municipal Election Act, 1996, the certification process requires all candidates to file all necessary papers, declarations and fees.

The City Clerk confirmed that they are satisfied that the certified candidates are qualified and that their nominations satisfy all requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as eligible candidates with the exception of one Candidate in Ward One that has been rejected. There are 33 candidates running for the City’s eight Ward Councillor positions for this year’s election and 4 for Mayor. The certified list of candidates in Cambridge is available on the City’s candidate information page. The City provides this information for all candidates and third-party advertisers to share their information with residents and encourage everyone to stay informed on the municipal election.

The City has made every effort to ensure an accessible electoral process, including a range of voting tools, dates and locations to participate in this year’s election. As well, on Election Day on Monday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., accessible voting devices that meet full accessibility standards will be available at Cambridge City Hall, including hand-held touchpad, paddles, and sip and puff tools for ballot marking. To arrange for at-home voting, please contact elections@cambridge.ca.

Advance voting for the election begins on October 6 at 10 a.m. at Forward Baptist Church. For a full listing of advance in-person voting dates and locations, please visit the election web page.

To save time during the voting period, residents are also encouraged to visit www.voterlookup.ca by August 31 to ensure that their name is on the voters’ list and that their electoral information is up-to-date. This free, online service also allows residents to add an elector to an address and change their school board support.

Voter Notification Cards (VNC) with details about when and where to vote will be mailed to registered electors in September. Be sure to bring your VNC and one piece of identification to vote.

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Media Contact

Allison Jones

Supervisor of Communications

jonesa@cambridge.ca

 

Election Contact

Danielle Manton

City Clerk

City of Cambridge

mantond@cambridge.ca

 

About the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With nearly 140,000 residents, Cambridge is the second largest community within Waterloo Region. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of the Toronto to Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, nuclear, pharmaceutical, business and financial services.

For more information about the City and its services, visit www.cambridge.ca. For accessibility accommodations, please contact accessibility@cambridge.ca. To opt out of the news release distribution, email corpcomm@cambridge.ca.