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2022 Municipal Elections

Monday, October 24, 2022, is voting day for the Municipal and School Board Elections.  

Is your name on the Voters’ List? 

To confirm and/or update your information on the voter's list, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-898-2294 or by email.

If you need to amend your information or add your name to the Voters’ List, persons must fill out Form EL15-Application to Amend Voters’ List and submit it at the Municipal Office in person, by mail or email. Persons might be asked to provide ID. Revisions may be done until the close of Vote at 8 pm on Voting day.

Voter Eligibility – You are eligible to vote in French River if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • At least 18 years old; and
  • A resident of French River; or
  • A non-resident of French River, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and
  • Are not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the French River municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the municipality. You may also vote in multiple Municipal Elections if you own property outside of French River.

Where and how do I vote? 

Electors in the Municipality of French River will have the convenience of voting by internet or by telephone for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election. 

Eligible voters will receive a Voter Information Letter by mail. This sealed envelope will contain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a telephone access number, a secure Internet address for voting and instructions on how to cast your vote.  

A list of common questions and answers is available here

Information for Voters and Candidates

Municipal Elections are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; the Province of Ontario provides general information found here for the 2022 municipal council and school board elections.

An Election Policy and Procedure Manual has been developed to define the discretionary authority clearly, statutory functions and responsibilities of the Clerk in relation to Municipal Elections and how the powers will be exercised. The policy ensures consistency, transparency and the integrity of the election process.

List of Certified Candidates (Municipal and School Board)

Results of past Municipal Elections: