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UNOFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES AS OF MAY 2, 2022
Mayor
Darren White, 519-278-8234, trunorth1849@yahoo.ca, 682378 260 Sideroad, Melancthon, L9V 2N1 – filed May 2, 2022

 

Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Eric Lapointe – Phone: 705-241-8909, ericrlapointe@yahoo.com, 37 Hemingway Cres., Barrie, Ontario, L4N 5G2 – filed May 2, 2022
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE
2022 Municipal Election
For the Offices of:
MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
DEPUTY MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
COUNCILLORS – three (3) to be elected
Term of Office will be from November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026. To run for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, you must be:
• a Canadian Citizen
• at least 18 years of age
• a resident of Melancthon Township, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Melancthon, or the spouse of such owner or tenant
• is not prohibited from voting under any law
A Nomination form may be filed by Candidates beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Nomination forms will not be accepted electronically.  It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Clerk to file your nomination form.
The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the Nomination form. The fees for Head of Council (Mayor) is $200.00 and for all other Candidates is $100.00, payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit.
Please note that Candidates must not spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their Nomination Form has been filed. The Nomination Form must be signed by the Candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent with the Clerk or designate of the Township of Melancthon. If an agent files the Nomination Form, it must be accompanied by a piece of Government Issued Photo identification including address, with the signature of the Candidate, and must be commissioned prior to filing with the Clerk.
In the event there are insufficient number of Certified Candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Township of Melancthon.
Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of Candidates are certified than are required to fill the said Offices, voting will take place between Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact Denise B. Holmes, AMCT, CAO/Clerk – dholmes@melancthontownship.ca, 519-925-5525 Ext. 101.
So You Want to Run for Council?  Making an Informed Decision!
Presentation by Fred Dean, 2022 
Did you miss the virtual Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session for the 2022 Election on April 12, 2022?  You can find the recording here!
MMAH Presentation from the Session

2022 MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS

MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NOMINATION INFORMATION
NOMINATION PERIOD – MAY 2, 2022 – AUGUST 19, 2022
For anyone interested in running for a position on Melancthon Township Council in the municipal election on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.
The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the nomination form.  The fee for Head of Council is $200.00 and $100.00 for all other candidates, payable by cash, certified cheque or money order.  Candidates must not campaign, spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their nomination form has been filed and certified by the Clerk.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertiser 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 guides are available below:
2022 Voters’ Guide
2022 Candidates’ Guide
2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide
For further information, please contact:
Denise B. Holmes, CAO/Clerk – 519-925-5525, Ext. 101
2022 Election
The Council of the Township of Melancthon approved the use of Alternative Voting Methods (telephone and internet voting) for the 2022 Municipal Election. Electors will have the option of voting by touch tone telephone or through online voting on the internet. Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Election Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION – 2022 – VOTE BY INTERNET/PHONE
Electors in the Township of Melancthon will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone in the 2022 Municipal Election.
For a video demonstration of online voting, click here.
For a video demonstration of phone voting, click here.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY!  LOG ON TODAY AND GET ON THE LIST TO VOTE!
Voters can now visit voterlookup.ca to confirm, register or update their voter information.  To confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming election you need to supply your name, date of birth, location and property address or assessment roll number.  If you are not on the list, please print off this form, fill it out and bring it in to the Municipal Office to get added to the Voter’s list.