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Dysart et al Votes!

The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022, with the advance voting period beginning October 14th. Dysart residents will have the choice to vote via internet or telephone.

There will be frequent updates to this page as we get closer to Voting Day. Check back often! 

Municipal elections are held every four years in Ontario. Dysart residents will vote to elect the following members:

  • Mayor of Dysart et al
  • Deputy Mayor of Dysart et al
  • Members of Dysart et al Council (Wards 1-5. Click here to view the Ward Boundary Map)
  • Trustees for the English Public and French Public School Boards. 
Important Election Dates:
DateEvent
April 26, 2022 Candidate Information Session (video link below)
May 2, 2022 Candidate nomination period and third party advertiser registration period opens
August 19, 2022 Nomination Day - Candidate nomination period closes at 2:00 pm
August 22, 2022 All nominations are certified. Candidates elected by acclamation (if any) are declared.
October 14, 2022 Advance voting period begins (Voter Information Letters will arrive in the mail in early October)
October 21, 2022 Last day for third party advertisers to file their notice of registration
October 24, 2022 Voting Day - telephone and internet polls close at 8:00 pm
October 25, 2022 Official election results declared
November 15, 2022 Inaugural meeting of the 2022-2026 Term of Council

Do you want to run for Council?

A candidate information session was held on April 26th at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129 in Haliburton for anyone interested in running for the role of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Ward Councillor in any of the County of Haliburton municipalities. If you missed the event, don't worry! Click here to watch the the information session "So You Want to Run for Council?".  

The information session was led by Fred Dean, a municipal coach and former municipal solicitor who has been training members and heads of Council since 2002. The session provided an overview of the roles and responsibilities of municipal council members and explained how public office will impact your life. 

Family members of potential candidates are also encouraged to watch the video to learn about the impact of public office on family life. Anyone interested in learning about local government is encouraged to check it out as well!

Voter Information

 Make sure you're on the Voters List!
 

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Are you registered to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24?

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 please encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Who Can Vote?

To vote in Dysart et al, you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • A resident in the Municipality of Dysart et al; or
  • A non-resident of Dysart et al and you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law. 

You may only vote once in the Dysart et al Municipal Election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the Municipality. If you are a resident within the Municipality, you must vote in the ward where you live, either permanently or seasonally. 

If you are a non-resident elector, and you own or rent properties in more than one ward in the Municipality, you must choose only one ward to vote in. Make sure that you are on the voters list for that qualifying address.

You cannot vote if you are:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation;
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity; or
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
 How to Vote
Dysart residents will be able to vote by internet or telephone for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. There will be no paper ballots. 

Prior to the advance vote, residents will receive voter information letters in the mail containing a unique PIN and instructions on how to cast their vote.

The Dysart Municipal Office located at 135 Maple Avenue will also have digital voting stations available with a secure internet connection during the advance vote period (October 14-24). See the Voting Accommodations section for more information. 

 Voter Help and Revision Centre
The Voter Help and Revision Centre will be located at the Municipal Office at 135 Maple Avenue in Haliburton, Ontario. Voters may use this service in order to make additions, deletions and corrections to the Preliminary List of Electors/Voters List during the following hours:
  • Monday to Friday during normal business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) from September 1, 2022 to October 21, 2022; and
  • On Voting Day, Monday October 24, 2022, between the hours of 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. 

Curbside Assistance:

For those who are physically unable to go inside the Voter Help and Revision Centre, please bring a friend or support person to come inside the Municipal Office to request assistance on your behalf, or call in advance to make an appointment. An Election Official will meet you outside to provide assistance with your election needs including voter list corrections, the completion of election forms or the issuance or replacement of your Voter Notification Letter. 

 Voter Accommodations and Accessibility
The advance vote will be held from Friday, October 14th and end on Voting Day (October 24th). The Dysart Municipal Office will have digital voting stations set up with a secure internet connection for those wishing to cast their vote. Trained election officials will be on site to provide assistance where required. 

If you plan to visit the Municipal Office to cast your vote, bring your voter information letter containing your unique PIN and one piece of ID that has your name and address on it. Any identification listed on the Province of Ontario's acceptable document list for voter identification will be accepted. Staff will check if you are eligible to vote before directing you to the voting area where you will go behind a voting screen and use a computer or an iPad to cast your vote. 

Curbside Voting:

We will offer curbside voting during the Advance Vote Period (October 14th-24th) for those physically unable to go inside the voting place. Please bring a friend or support person to come inside the Municipal Office to request curbside voting on your behalf, or call in advance to make an appointment. An iPad will be brought out to your car to allow you to cast your vote.

Personal Assistance:

If you require personal assistance to vote, you may ask a friend to assist you. Your friend must swear a declaration prior to offering assistance. The person acting as a friend may go behind the voting screen with you. A person may act as a friend only once, except in nursing homes, or for family members.

Service Animals:

Pursuant to the Municipality of Dysart et al Accessible Customer Service Policy, individuals requiring service animals are permitted to be accompanied by a service animal at the Voting Place and Help and Revision Centre. 

Interpreters:

If you require the assistance of an interpreter, you may ask anyone who is not a candidate or a scrutineer to act as your interpreter. The interpreter must swear a declaration before providing assistance.

 

For more information on voting accommodations and accessibility, please see the Dysart et al 2022 Municipal and School Board Election Accessibility Plan

 Information on the School Board Election
 There are two different kind of school boards in the Dysart et al election:
  • English-language public school board (Trillium Lakelands District School Board): This is the default school board. Unless you are qualified to vote for a separate or French board, you will vote for the English public school board; and
  • French language public school board (Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest): You must be a French language rights holder, and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French language public school board.

In order to change your support from the default English-language public school board, contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (1-866-296-6722) for more information.

 How to Become a Candidate 

 Filing Your Nomination

You must file your nomination papers in person between May 2, 2022 and August 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm with the Municipal Clerk at the Municipal Office located at 135 Maple Avenue in Haliburton, Ontario. The Municipality of Dysart et al will be accepting nominations for Dysart et al Municipal Council Members and the County of Haliburton Trillium Lakelands District School Board Trustee (English Public School Board). Nomination forms are available below.

Please contact the Municipal Clerk via email or telephone to book an appointment to file your nomination:

Mallory Bishop, Municipal Clerk

mbishop@dysartetal.ca

(705) 457-1740 x631

You cannot begin campaigning until your nomination papers are filed.

To file a nomination, you must provide:

  • Your nomination paper (Form 1);
  • At least 25 endorsement signatures from eligible voters in Dysart et al on the prescribed Form 2 (not required for school board trustee candidates);
  • Identification that shows your name, qualifying address and signature. Click here to view a list of acceptable ID; and
  • The nomination filing fee, which can be paid by cash, debit, or certified cheque payable to the Municipality of Dysart et al. Please note:
    • The filing fee is $200 for candidates running for Mayor and $100 for Deputy Mayor, Councillors or School Board Trustees; and
    • Nomination fees are refunded to candidates if the financial statements and auditors report are filed on time.

You will also need to sign declaration forms affirming that you are eligible to run, will make proper use of the Voters List and will consent to the release of personal information collected on the Nomination Paper. These forms will be supplied to you to be completed at the time that you file your nomination. 

 Qualifications for Members of Council
 To qualify as a candidate for Municipal Council, you must be:
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • A resident in the Municipality of Dysart et al; or
  • A non-resident of Dysart et al and you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

The following individuals cannot run for Council:

  • employees of the Municipality of Dysart et al, unless they are on an unpaid leave of absence from their employment at the time of nomination and are able to provide copies of documentation showing the unpaid leave and the effective date. As per section 30(7) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, volunteer firefighters shall not be considered employees of the Municipality;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination;
  • a member of the Executive Council of Ontario or a federal Minister of the Crown;
  • individuals prohibited from voting in the municipal election under subsection 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended;
  • a former candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election.
 Qualifications for School Board Trustees
 To qualify as a School Board Trustee candidate, you must be:
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • A resident in the school board area of jurisdiction;
  • An eligible voter for members of the school board for which you are seeking office;
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and 
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

The following individuals cannot run for the office of School Board Trustee:

  • employees of any district school board (including supply teachers) or school authority, unless they are on an unpaid leave of absence as provided for by section 219 (5) of the Education Act, 1990, as amended, and section 30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the school board's area of jurisdiction, unless they are on an unpaid leave of absence as provided for by section 219 (5) of the Education Act, 1990, as amended, and section 30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination;
  • a member of the Executive Council of Ontario or a federal Minister of the Crown;
  • individuals prohibited from voting in the municipal election under subsection 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended;
  • a former candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election.
Financial Statement

It is a candidate's responsibility to file a complete and accurate financial statement by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 2:00 pm. If you filed a nomination form, you must file a financial statement. This applies to candidates who withdrew their nomination, who were not certified and did not appear on the ballot, and candidates who were acclaimed. You can read more about campaign finances on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2022 Candidate Guide

 Withdrawing a Nomination
If you have filed a nomination and no longer wish to run in the election, you must file a Withdrawal of Nomination form in-person before the end of the nomination period on August 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Candidates cannot withdraw after the nomination period has closed.

Candidates who have withdrawn their nomination are still required to file a financial statement.

 Changing Office
If you have filed a nomination for an office on Council or the school board and you change your mind and wish to run for a different office, you must:
  • file the Withdrawal of Nomination for the old office
  • file a Nomination Paper for the new office
  • pay the nomination filing fee for the new office

For municipal council candidates, you are not required to submit additional declaration of endorsements – the ones you submitted for the first office are transferred to the second office.

Campaign Finances

  • The two offices (campaigns) are separate and contributions and expenses cannot be transferred from one to the other. The exception to this would be if you decide to run for the same Council or School Board and both offices are elected at large (i.e. Deputy Mayor and Mayor). In this instance, everything from your first campaign is transferred to your second campaign. 
  • If you plan to incur expenses or accept contributions, you must open a separate bank account for each campaign.
  • A contributor’s total contribution cannot exceed $1,200 for both campaigns for councillor or school board trustee candidates.

Financial Statement

You will be required to file a financial statement for each campaign.

  • The withdrawn campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the day the withdrawal is filed.
  • The current campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the end of the campaign period.

For more information and helpful examples of how to run for a different office, please read the 2022 Candidate Guide by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Candidate Forms and Resources

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released their Municipal and School Board Candidate Guide for 2022. Please use the table of contents in the top centre of the table to navigate the guide.  

 

These links will take you to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Central Forms Repository website. Please contact mbishop@dysartetal.ca if you are unable to download the forms. 

  1. Form 1: Nomination Paper (Required for Nomination)
  2. Form 2: Endorsement of Nomination (Required for Municipal Council Nomination)
  3. Form 4: Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate
  4. Form 5: Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses
  5. Form 6: Notice of Extension of Campaign Period

 

Please make sure you read and understand the Municipality of Dysart et al Policy Number 47 - Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes prior to beginning your campaign. 

 

Other important resource links for Council candidates:

 

Information for Third Party Advertisers

 What is a Third Party Advertiser? 

When an individual, corporation or trade union pays for advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose an election candidate or issue, they are considered a third party advertiser. Individuals, corporations or trade unions that intend to spend money on advertising must register with the Municipality as a Third Party Advertiser between May 2 to October 21, 2022. Third party advertisers cannot spend money on the campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising under their registration is certified. 

 

For more information, please check out the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Guide for Third Party Advertisers. Please use the table of contents in the top centre of the table to navigate the guide.  

 Who is Eligible to Become a Third Party Advertiser?
You're eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:
  • A resident of Ontario
  • A corporation carrying on business in Ontario
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

You are not eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:

  • A candidate in the municipal or provincial election;
  • A group, association or business that is not a corporation;
  • A federal or provincial political party; or
  • The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board.
 How to Register

You, or a representative from your corporation or trade union, will need to complete a Notice of Registration form and submit it, along with all of the required documents, to the Municipal Clerk at the Municipal Office located at 135 Maple Avenue in Haliburton, Ontario between May 2 to October 21, 2022. Forms are available below.

 

Individuals

If you're registering as an individual, you must provide:

  1. A completed Notice of Registration Form (Form 7); and
  2. A piece of identification showing your name, your qualifying Ontario address and signature.

If you're registering on behalf of another individual registrant, you must provide:

  1. A completed Notice of Registration Form;
  2. A copy of the registrant's identification showing their name, Ontario address and signature; and
  3. A copy of your identification showing your name and signature.

Please note that there is no restriction against family members or campaign staff of candidates registering to be third party advertisers. However, third party advertising must be done independently of the candidate.

Corporations

If you’re registering on behalf of a corporation, you must provide:

  1. A completed Notice of Registration Form (Form 7);
  2. A copy of your identification showing your name and signature; and
  3. Proof that the corporation operates in Ontario and that you are a director or officer of the corporation. This could include a corporate search or incorporating documents (letters patent); or
  4. If the corporation has more than one director, provide a resolution from the board authorizing you to act as the corporation’s representative.

If the same people or person own or control multiple corporations, or if one corporation controls another, only one corporation can register as a third party advertiser.

Trade Unions

If you are registering on behalf of a trade union, you must provide:

  1. A completed Notice of Registration Form (Form 7);
  2. Proof the trade union exists; and
  3. A resolution from the board authorizing you to act as the trade union’s representative.

Financial Statements

Registered third parties are responsible for filing a complete and accurate financial statement by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The statement covers the period from the day the registered third party filed their Notice of Registration until January 3, 2023. A registered third party must notify the Clerk, in writing, of any Court extension by 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2023. Penalties will commence at 2:01 pm on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Third Party Advertiser Forms

These links will take you to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Central Forms Repository website. Please contact mbishop@dysartetal.ca if you are unable to download the forms. 

  1. Form 7: Notice of Registration – Third Party
  2. Form 8: Financial Statement – Auditor’s Report Third Party

Election Reports and Results

 2022 Election Reports and Results
 Stay tuned for 2022 Election information.
 2014-2018 Election Reports and Results

Nominations Filed

Below is the list of nominations filed for the 2022 Municipal Election. They are listed by office and then descending in the order in which they were received. 

Mayor

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
         
         
         

Deputy Mayor

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
         
         
         

Ward 1

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
 Rob McCaig  216 Sunnyside Street, Haliburton, Ontario  (705) 854-1961  rmccaig@sympatico.ca  June 15, 2022 at 10:01 am.
         
         

Ward 2

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
 Daniel Roberts 1233 Wonderland Road, Haliburton, Ontario  (905) 466-4212 dan.mcguire.roberts@gmail.com May 3, 2022 at 10:01 am.
         
         

 Ward 3

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
 Tammy Donaldson  4378 Elephant Lake Road, Harcourt, Ontario  705-457-6325  tammyd6325@gmail.com  May 24, 2022 at 3:33 pm.
         
         

 Ward 4

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
 Rod Dobson  1967 Watts Road, Haliburton, Ontario  (705) 754-1484  roddobson@sympatico.ca  June 2, 2022 at 11:03 am.
         
         

 Ward 5

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
         
         
         

Trustee - English Public School Board

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
Gary Brohman 1155 Grass Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-2143  garybrohman@hotmail.com Nomination submitted on May 5, 2022 at 9:34 am.
         
         

 Trustee - French Public School Board

NameAddressTelephoneEmailDate and Time of Submission
         
         
         

Information contained on this website has been consented to by the candidate in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Municipality is posting and/or publishing this information as a public service and is no way endorsing the candidate or any position on any issue they may take.

Contact Us

Mallory Bishop
Clerk
Municipality of Dysart et al 135 Maple Avenue, Haliburton Ontario, Canada K0M 1S0 P.O. Box 389
T. 705-457-1740 x631
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