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Key Dates for 2022 Municipal Elections

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

Considering running in the municipal elections this year -- here are the key dates you should know... 


datesKEY DATES - 2022 ELECTION   
Below are milestone dates for Candidates, Third Party Advertisers and residents relating to the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.

Monday, May 2, 2022
First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, city council, regional council or school board trustee.
First day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
Campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed.
Preliminary expense limit and other legislative documentation provided to candidates and third party advertisers on the day they file.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Last day for a candidate to file or withdraw a nomination.
Nominations or withdrawal cannot be accepted beyond 2 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.
Declaration of acclamation provided after 4 p.m.
After the certification of the candidates, Proxy appointment forms will be available for electors who can not vote on any of the voting days.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Voters' list available to certified candidates.
Revision period begins - Electors may update or add their name to the voters' list.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.
Friday, October 21, 2022
Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
Monday, October 24, 2022 - ELECTION DAY
Voting Day - Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Inaugural Council Meeting of new term of City Council
KEY DATES - 2023
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.
Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6).
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Last day for Clerk to provide notice of financial filing requirements and penalties.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.
Friday, March 31, 2023
By 2 p.m.
Last day to file financial statement for reporting period - applies to all candidates and registered third parties.
Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.
After 2 p.m.
90 day compliance audit period begins
Start of 30 day grace period and $500.00 late filing fee.
Monday, May 1, 2023
Last day (by 2 p.m.) for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500.00 late filing fee.
Penalties take affect at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Last day to request a compliance audit on primary financial statement.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Last day for Clerk to provide notice of supplementary filing requirements and penalties.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Court to extend time to file financial statement.
Friday, September 29, 2023
By 2 p.m.
Last day to file supplementary financial statement and auditor's reports. 
Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension by Court.
After 2 p.m.
90 day compliance audit period begins.



Start of 30 day grace period and $500.00 late filing fee.
Monday, October 30, 2023
Last day (by 2 p.m.) to file supplementary financial statement and pay late filing fee.
Penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Last day to request a compliance audit on supplementary financial statement.

Have Your Say

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Niagara passing the necessary resolutions and bylaws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region? 

Yes or No?

Talk to your councillors, as well as the candidates for Mayor, Council and Regional Council in the upcoming election. 

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