As a Canadian citizen, voting is your right and responsibility. Your community is shaped by the outcome of an election.

The individuals who are elected will make many important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in your community.

Next Election Day - Monday, October 24, 2022.

Who is eligible to vote in a municipal elections? 

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley during a specified time just before the election.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

Who is not eligible to vote in a municipal elections? 

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution.
  • A corporation.
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act(External link), if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

Who is eligible to vote in a school board election?

An individual is eligible to vote in a school board election if they are:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old on Voting Day;
  • a resident of the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley or the owner or tenant of residential land in the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley or are the spouse of such owner or tenant

If you are eligible to vote in a municipality because you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of commercial property, you are not eligible to vote for a school trustee.

To determine which school board an individual is eligible to vote for, the following criteria is used:

  • English language public school board - This is the default - unless you are qualified to vote for a separate or French board, you will vote for the English public school board in your area.
  • English language separate school board - You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible.
  • French language public school board - 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.
  • French language separate school board - You must be a Roman Catholic and a French language rights holder and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French separate school board. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible.

"Supporter" refers to which school board the school portion of your property taxes goes to. The default is the public school system. In order to be a separate school supporter you must direct your taxes to the separate school system. Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (External link) (1-866-296-6722) for more information.

Drummond Ward

If your tax bill begins with 0919919 you live in the Drummond Ward.

North Elmsley Ward

If your tax bill begins with 0919908 you live in the North Elmsley Ward.

ElectionMap 2022

 

Voting Location

Civitan Hall, Perth
6787 Lanark County Rd 43, Perth, ON K0G 1B0

Time:

10:00am - 8:00pm


When you arrive to vote in person you must show identification to prove that you are the person whose name appears on the voters’ list.
The identification must show your name and address.
Photo identification is not required. 
Your Voter Notification Card cannot be used as a piece of ID.

Examples of identification include:

  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario health card (if your name and address are printed on the card)
  • mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • insurance policy
  • credit card statement
  • bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone, internet.
At Home

Voting Period:
October 17 - 24 (24/7)
Polls close at 8:00pm on October 24.

For more information, visit "Voting Electronically FAQs"

At Electronic Voter Assistance Stations

If you do not have access to a touchtone telephone, or internet at your home, you may vote at one of the following locations at the specified times.

DateMunicipal Office
310 Port Elmsley Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C7
Drummond Hall
1920 Concession 7 Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C8
October 17, 2022  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 18, 2022  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  
October 19, 2022  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 20, 2022  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  
October 21, 2022  10:00 am - 4:30 pm  
October 22, 2022  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 24, 2022  10:00 am - 8:00 pm  

A voting stations will be set up at Rideau Ferry Country Home on Election Day, October 24 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

NOTE: this is for Rideau Ferry Country Home residents only.

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

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

The voters’ list for each municipal election is prepared from data kept by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

If your name is on the Voters' List, you will receive a Voter Notification Letter in the mail with the voting days and selected voting locations. Make sure you bring this letter with you to vote as it will speed up the time it takes to vote.

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VoterLookup.ca

By logging into voterlookup.ca (External link), eligible electors can:

  • confirm or update their electoral information;
  • add an elector name to an address; and,
  • change school support.

OR

  • Visit the Municipal Office during regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and speaking to someone from the Clerk's Office

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022 (Election Day):

  • Revisions Period (during this time voters can make changes to their information on the Voters’ List with the municipality)

Friday, October 17, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022:

  • Electronic Voting Period (24/7)

Monday, October 24, 2022: 

  • Election Day (voting open until 8:00 p.m.)

As soon as possible after Election Day:

  • Official Declaration of 2022 Election Results by Clerk

How is the Voters’ List generated?

  • The Voters’ List is generated using information from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). The Township will receive this information in the summer of 2022. 
  • If you wish to verify your information in the interim, please visit MPAC’s voterlookup.ca or call MPAC at the following:
    • 1 866 296-MPAC (6722); or 
    • 1 877 889-MPAC (6722) TTY.

Prior to August 12, 2022, you can add yourself to the Preliminary List of Electors through voterlookup.ca

If after August 12, 2022, please complete the Application to Amend the Voters' List Form - EL15 return it in person to the Municipal Office

Once you have registered and are on the Voters’ List:

You will receive a Voter Information Letter in the fall of 2022. This package will contain:

  • Information and instructions on how to cast your electronic ballot during the voting period;
  • A list of voting dates and locations; and
  • Identification requirements.

If I haven’t registered before Election Day and I am not on the Voters’ List, can I still vote?

  • You can still vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election if you have not registered or are not on the Voters’ List prior to Election Day.

Electors may only support one board and it must be a board they are eligible to support.

  • Persons who are not Roman Catholic and do not have French-language education rights must be English-Public school supporters.
  • Persons who are not Roman Catholic but do have French-language education rights must be either English or French-Public school supporters. Roman Catholics who do not have French-language education rights must be either English-Public or English-Separate school supporters.
  • Only Roman Catholics who have French-language education rights have the choice of supporting any one of the four District School Boards (Roman Catholic includes Greek and Ukrainian Catholics).

French-language education rights exist when a person meets the following criteria:

  • First learned and still understands French; or
  • Received their elementary school instruction in Canada in French (this does not include French immersion or French as a second language); or
  • Whose children received, or are now receiving, elementary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French (this does not include French immersion or French as a second language).

Did you know that students attending post-secondary institutions in Ontario can vote in the city/town where they study, as well as the city/town where they permanently reside?

  • Students are able to vote in the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, provided they can show proof of temporary residence in the Township.
  • Likewise, if a student's permanent residence is in the Township but they are attending a post-secondary institution out of town, they can still vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, provided they have their Voter Information Letter.

Once you have registered and are on the Voters’ List:

You will receive a Voter Information Letter in the fall of 2022. This package will contain:

  • Information and instructions on how to cast your electronic ballot during the voting period;
  • A list of voting dates and locations; and
  • Identification requirements.

If I haven’t registered before Election Day and I’m not on the Voters’ List, can I still vote?

  • You can still vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election if you have not registered or are not on the Voters’ List prior to Election Day.
  1. An Ontario driver’s licence 
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card) 
  3. An Ontario Photo Card 
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion) 
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque 
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario 
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement 
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution 
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario 
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government 
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada) 
  12. An income tax assessment notice 
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement 
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E 
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS) 
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P) 
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions 
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works 
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program 
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007 
  21. A property tax assessment 
  22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement 
  23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities 
  24. A hospital card or record 
  25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution 
  26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home 
  27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission 
  28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer 
  29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school