Info for Voters

Election Day for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election is 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.

The Voters' Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs gives information about voting in municipal and school board elections: 2022 Voters' Guide

Voter Identification 

Voters will be required to provide proof of identity and residency. Identification is required even with your Voter Notification Card.

Acceptable forms of identification 

Where to Vote 

For information on how and where to vote, visit our Elections page

Accessible Voting

Every effort has been made to ensure that each voting location is as accessible as possible. The City Hall voting location will meet full accessibility standards and will offer accessible voting devices (hand held touch pad, paddles, and sip and puff) for ballot marking to be available on Election Day, Monday, October 24. For more information, view the 2022 City of Cambridge Accessibility Plan.

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. To appoint a proxy:
  • If an individual wants to appoint a voting proxy, forms can be submitted at the Clerk's office during regular business hours up to end of day October 21, 2022. Appointment for Voting Proxy – FORM 3 are available for pickup from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Mondays to Fridays) at
               Clerk’s Kiosk – City Hall 1st Floor
               50 Dickson Street
               Cambridge ON N1R 5W8
  • Individuals can act as a voting proxy for only one person unless you are a relative (spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent or grandchild), in which case the limitation does not apply.
  • Applicants to act as proxies must attend the Clerk’s office and present a prescribed appointment form signed by the elector. The Clerk will issue a certificate, the appointing document, and this document must be presented at the voting place.
  • A person acting as a proxy must attend the voting place designated for the elector for whom they are voting.
  • It is recommended that where possible, proxy voting takes place during Advance Voting, mainly for the convenience of the appointee.

Read through the Instructions to complete the form and schedule an appointment to certify the proxy application.

Voting Proxy application will be certified by the City Clerk up until 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 21, 2022

If you are a student and consider your "home" to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, then you are eligible to vote in both your "home" municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.
  • If you are a student attending school in another city or town, please check with the Town Clerk of that municipality to find out what your voting options are.
  • As a student and a resident of the City of Cambridge, if you are unable to vote in the City of Cambridge Municipal Election, you may appoint another elector as Proxy to vote on your behalf.

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.


 Are You Registered to Vote in Cambridge?

Are you a new Cambridge resident? Has your name or address changed since 2018? Are you unsure if you are listed as an elector in Cambridge for the Municipal Election? 

Voters' List revisions and additions can be made at City Hall (50 Dickson Street) from Monday to Friday during regular business hours.

Voters can visit City Hall to add themselves to the Voters' List if they are not currently registered as Cambridge Voters. Voters can also correct their personal information (i.e. name, property address, school support) by visiting City Hall. Voters can only add or update their own information. You cannot add or update information for other voters. 

Even if you had updated your information with Elections Ontario for the Provincial Election that took place in June 2022, you must also update your information with the City of Cambridge.

Please note that no revisions or additions can occur online or over the phone with City representatives. All changes must be made in person at City Hall. Voters must bring valid proof of identification with them in order to make any Voters' List revisions. 

Why is this information sent to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship, and school support) to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. All municipalities will use this list to prepare their voters lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
What is School Support?

By default, your property taxes support your municipality's English public school board (in Cambridge, that’s the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). However, you may be able to change the school board that your taxes support if you are interested.


As a property owner in Ontario, you are required to support a school system, even if you do not have children. If you wish to re-direct your school support from the default English-Public to a different board, your choices for boards include:

  • English public
  • French public
  • English separate (Catholic)
  • French separate (Catholic)


Learn more about school support

Who can I vote for in a Municipal and School Board Election?
 On a Municipal and School Board Election ballot you will see candidates for:
  • Mayor AND
  • 1 City Councillor in your ward (8 to be elected in total, one in each ward) AND
  • Regional Chair of the Region of Waterloo - 1 to be elected by all voters in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo AND
  • Regional Councillor for the Waterloo Region - 2 to be elected by all voters in the City of Cambridge.
  • Waterloo Region District School Board Trustee - 3 to be elected by all voters in Cambridge and North Dumfries.
  • Waterloo Catholic School Board Trustee - 3 to be elected by all voters in Cambridge and North Dumfries.
  • French Language Public School Trustee (Conseil Scolaire Viamonde) - 1 to be elected by all voters in the Regions of Waterloo, Wellington, Middlesex, Perth, and Huron-London Clerk.
  • French Language Separate School Trustee (Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir) - 1 to be elected from the Regions of Waterloo, County of Brant, County of Haldimand, and Norfolk County.