Election Information

WHICH WARD AM I IN?

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR, COUNCILLOR  AND SCHOOL BOARDS?

A list of all candidates for mayor,  councillor and school trustee may be found here:

WHY VOTING MUNICIPALLY IS IMPORTANT

The City is responsible for services including but not limited to:

  • All WATER Services

Drinking water

Wastewater removal

  • Library services
  • Transit services all city buses
  • Police Services
  • Family & Child Care & Early Years Services

(Contracted out for a fee to the county

  • Affordable Housing

(Contracted out for a fee to the county)

  • Local Roads & Infrastructure
  • Design & Development of new housing starts
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Municipal long term care facility

WHERE TO GO IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

City of Guelph

Municipal Election 2022

guelph.ca/vote

You may also contact the City Clerk’s Office if you prefer to speak to someone.

The City Clerk is the Chief Returning Officer for the Guelph Municipal election and election staff members may be contacted at:

Phone: 519 837 5625

Our Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/Guelph-Wellington-Coalition-for-Social-Justice-398065653687690/photos/

Published by the

 Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice

as a public service September 12,  2022

A GUIDE TO

CITY OF GUELPH MUNICIPAL ELECTION

OCTOBER 24, 2022

  • WHAT SERVICES DOES YOUR

MUNICIPALITY PROVIDE TO RESIDENTS?

HOW YOU MAY VOTE

IF you are already on the voters list you may:

  1.  Vote at one of the advance polls

October 8 to 10, 2022

Advanced voting at City Hall:

  • October 8 and 9, 2022:

 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • October 10, 2022: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 14 to 16, 2022

Advanced voting locations, vote anywhere City wide:

  • October 14, 2022: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • October 15, 2022: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 16, 2022: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m
  • Vote by mail

September 13 – October 14 – you must get a form online and return it to the city.

  • If you are Housebound the city will arrange for you to cast your ballot from your home address
  • Vote in person on election day
  • If you are homeless

You may swear an affidavit and vote in advance polls or on election day giving the address where you usually eat or sleep.

WHERE YOU MAY VOTE

 On election day – October 24th

There are several polling stations in each of the SIX wards in Guelph

Check the city web site URL above to find a polling station in your neighbourhood

YOU MAY VOTE FOR

Municipally

1 candidate for mayor

Maximum of 2 candidates for councillor – ONLY in your own ward

School boards

You may cast a vote for either the Catholic school board or the Public school board NOT both

There are 4 school boards in Guelph check the city web site for information: https://vote.guelph.ca/candidates/registered-candidates/.

Its complicated so best to check with the city about your school board voting options.

WHO MAY VOTE

You are entitled to vote if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen,
  • 18 years of age as of October 24, 2022
  • A resident of Guelph and

 you RENT or OWN property in Guelph

  • You own property in Guelph but do not Live here, your spouse may also vote.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ON A VOTERS LIST?

You can check on line with the City of Guelph  at: https://vote.guelph.ca/

HOW DO I GET ON THE VOTERS LIST?

You may register online to be put on the voters list between September 12 and October 14.  If you are having a problem, contact the City Clerk’s office at:  Phone: 519 837 5625

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATON TO VOTE – there are lots of options –  full list is here:

It includes:

Driver’s license,

 Ontario photo card,

Some health cards (with an address)

Any document from a Band Council in Ontario

 Income tax assessment notice

Child Tax Benefit Statement

Utility bill or bank statement