Info for Voters
 Election Day - Monday, October 24, 2022.

 If you meet all of the following conditions, you are eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal election:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident in the City of Cambridge or a non-resident of Cambridge and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
  • not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or by law

You can only vote once in the City of Cambridge municipal election, regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the City. You must vote in the Ward that you are registered in as a voter on Election Day.


How to vote

Bring your identification (ID) when you go to vote.

ID requirements

If your name is on the Voters' List, you will need to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot.

Your Voter Notification Card cannot be used as a piece of ID.


Acceptable Identification includes an Ontario driver's license, an Ontario Photo Card, a cancelled personalized cheque, an insurance policy or statement or any other document included on the acceptable documents for voter identification list.


Voters' list

The Voters' List is a list of people who are eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal election.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides a list of electors to the City of Cambridge. This list is used to prepare the Voters' List for the City. If your name is on the Voters' List, you will receive a Voter Notification Card and Letter in the mail with the voting days and selected voting locations. Bring your voter card with you when you vote to make your voting experience easier and quicker. The City will be sending out all  Voter Notification Card and Letters to eligible voters in September 2022. Information will be posted on the City site for those eligible voters who do not receive their voter card prior to election day.

Voters' guide

The Voters' Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs gives information about voting in municipal and school board elections. A new Voters' Guide will be available in 2022.

Voting by proxy

If you are unable to vote either in the Advance Poll or on Election Day, you can select someone to vote on your behalf. This person must be a qualified elector within the City of Cambridge. Proxy forms will be available on August 22, 2022. More information on the Proxy process will be posted on our site in 2022.

Who is running

The City of Cambridge holds elections every four years to elect candidates to the positions of:

  • Mayor
  • Ward Councillors
  • Regional Councillor
  • School Board Trustees

This page will be updated with a full list of Certified Candidates. 

 

 Info for Candidates
 Nomination and registration periods begin on May 2, 2022. More information will be posted as it is made available.

 To qualify as a candidate you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident in the City of Cambridge or a non-resident of Cambridge and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
  • not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or by law

To run for Mayor, Ward Councillor or School Board Trustee for the 2022 Municipal Election, you must file a nomination paper. Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.

Ward boundaries

The City of Cambridge is divided into 8 Wards. If you are not sure of your Ward, check the City’s ward map.

 

Candidate's Guide

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs produces a Candidates' Guide to provide information to candidates in municipal and school board elections which will be available in 2022.

Campaign spending limits

Candidates are not allowed to spend money to campaign or ask for or accept contributions before filing nomination forms.

Campaign spending limits will be available in 2022.

Campaign signs

There are rules governing the use and placement of campaign signs. Updates will be available in 2022.

Who is running
As nominations are received, this page will be updated.

 

There will also be a provincial election in 2022, the provincial election will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. For more information visit the Elections Ontario website or call 1-888-668-8683.