Information for Voters

Voter Election 2022

Une « lettre d’instructions à l’électeur » a été envoyée par la poste à tous les électeurs sur la liste électorale. Cette lettre contient tous les renseignements nécessaires dans le but d’enregistrer le vote. Si vous n’avez pas reçu votre « lettre d’instructions à l’électeur » par le 11 octobre, veuillez communiquer avec votre municipalité le plus rapidement possible.

On this page

  1. Voting in Champlain
  2. Voter's List
  3. 2022 Voters’ Guide
  4. Voter Accessibility and Accomodations

Voting in Champlain

The next regular municipal election to elect a mayor, ward councillors, and school board trustees will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. These elected officials will make important decisions affecting your township, and school boards.

Verify if you are on the Voter's List

If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen, and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections.

Log in to voterlookup.ca to confirm that you are on the voter's list. Eligible electors can confirm their:

  • electoral information,
  • elector name and adress, and
  • school support.

The Voter Look up site is owned and managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), responsible for identifying all potential municipal, school board and District Social Services Administration Board electors.

Verifiy now if you are on the voter's list

If you want to update or change your information and school board support, contact Alison Collard, Municipal Clerk (Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page).

 Who can Vote

You can vote in the 2022 Champlain municipal election as an eligible voter if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and

  • 18 years of age or older; and

  • a resident of the Township of Champlain; or

  • a non-resident who is, or whose spouse is, an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Champlain; and

  • not prohibited from voting under section 17 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Note: You may only vote once, no matter how many properties you own or rent in the Township of Champlain. If one of them is your residence, this must be the address you use for voting as your "Qualifying Address".

School Board Voters

English Catholic Voters (Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario) must:

  1. be a Catholic; and

  2. be an English-language catholic school board supporter.

English Public Voters (Upper Canada District School Board) must:

  1. be a supporter of the English-language public district school board;

  2. Not be a supporter of any board, nor have qualified him- or herself as an elector for a separate or French-language school board in the election.

French Public Voters (Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario) must:

  1. be a French-language rights holder; and

  2. be a French-language public school board supporter.

French Catholic Voters (Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’est ontarien) must:

  1. be a Catholic;

  2. be a French-language rights holder; and

  3. be a French-language separate school board supporter.

French-language rights holder is defined in the Education Act and refers to the right of citizens whose first language is French to receive educational instruction in French.

More information about French-language education is available from the Ministry of Education.

Please ensure that your preferred school support is correctly identified on the Voter's List.

Which Ward do I Vote in

Locate your qualifying address on our ward map.This information determines which councillor’s you can vote for.

Check which ward you live in and vote

Who Can I Vote For

Municipal Council

Champlain Council is comprised of a Mayor and eight Councillors, two from each Ward.

At the close of nominations, the number of certified candidates for the office of Mayor and Councillors for L'Orignal (Ward 2) and West Hawkesbury (Ward 4) was the same as the number to be elected. The certified candidates for these positions were therefore elected by acclamation.

See the 2022 Municipal Elections page for the certified candidates running for Councillor in Vankleek Hill (Ward 1) and Councillor in Longueuil (Ward 3).

School Board Trustee

There are four different school boards and one trustee position may be elected per school board.

The school board trustee offices for the French Public, English Catholic and English Public School Board were elected by acclamation.

See the 2022 Municipal Elections page for the certified candidates running for French Catholic School Board Trustee.

When to Vote

You may vote at any time from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.

 How to Vote

Champlain Council approved the use of internet and telephone voting only for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections.

Only eligible and registered electors in Ward 1 and Ward 3, and supporters of the French Catholic School Board will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail (late September, early October 2022).

Computers and/or tablets will be available at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period for those who do not have access to a touch-tone telephone, or cellular phone, or to internet.

Voter Information Letter

If your name is on the voters' list, you will get a Voter Information Letter by mail. The Voter Information Letter will contain:

  • a Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • the designated Internet address (URL) to access to cast a vote using the Internet
  • the telephone number to call to cast a vote
  • instructions on how to vote
  • dates and hours of voting, and
  • the location and telephone number of the Voter Help Centre.
Missing Voter Information Letter

If you did not receive a Voting Information Letter by October 11, you will be able to obtain one from the Election Office at Town Hall with appropriate identification.

Please note, Voter Information Letters will not be sent to electors in Ward 2 and Ward 4 as the Candidates for Municipal Council in those wards have been acclaimed, with the exception of French Catholic School Board supporters in those wards.

If you did not receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail, contact the Municipal Clerk to see if you are on the Voter's List (contact information can be found at the bottom of this page).

  • If you’re on the list, you can confirm your occupancy status, school board support and language rights.
  • If you’re not on the list, you must fill out an application to amend the Voters’ List at the Town Hall.
The information on my Voter Information Letter is incorrect

To change your information, visit the Town Hall with appropriate ID and complete an application to amend the Voters’ List.

Where Can I Get Help to Vote Using the Online Voting System (Voter Help Center)

If your name is on the Voters' List, you will get a Voter Information Letter by mail. This letter will tell you how and where and when you can vote.

If during the voting period (October 19-24) you do not have access to a touchtone telephone, or to the internet, please visit the Voter Help Center (with your Voter Information Letter), located at the Town Hall, 948 Pleasant Corner Road, Vankleek Hill, to use the touch-screen voting kiosks:

Voter Help Center Schedule
DateTime
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Thursday, October 20, 2022 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Friday, October 21, 2022 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Saturday, October 22, 2022 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Sunday, October 23, 2022 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Monday, October 24, 2022 9 a.m. to 8 p.m

La falsification du courrier est une infraction selon le Code criminel et que toute plainte et toute connaissance de fraude entraîneront une enquête par la Police provinciale de l’Ontario et la poursuite des contrevenants. Les personnes reconnues coupables seront passibles d’une peine d’emprisonnement pouvant atteindre jusqu’à 10 ans. De plus, une participation non convenable au scrutin, des pratiques corrompues ou un vote contenant des irrégularités constituent des délits provinciaux sous la Loi des élections municipales, 1996 et toute plainte et toute connaissance de délit entraîneront aussi une enquête et une poursuite par la Police provinciale de l’Ontario. La pénalité maximale peut aller jusqu’à 25 000 $, 6 mois d’emprisonnement ou les deux.

Voter's Guide

Find out who is eligible to vote, how to vote and how you can support candidates in Ontario municipal council and school board elections.

2022 Voters’ Guide - Ontario municipal council and school board elections


Voter Accessibility and Accommodations

The Township of Champlain has made great efforts in promoting a barrier free community. In an effort to ensure that the 2022 Municipal Election is consistent with the core principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, a Municipal Election Accessibility Plan was developed in advance of the election in order to identify measures to be taken and reported to Council following the election.This plan will address the specific accessibility requirements in relation to the 2022 Municipal Election in The Township of Champlain. 

The Township of Champlain values diversity and effective communication and believes that bias, stigma, and discrimination towards people with disabilities can be reduced through the use of respectful language. Therefore, the municipal staff is committed to use person-first language, which puts the person before the disability and to inquire with individuals with disabilities and representative groups how they wish to identify.

Objectives

This plan is intended to highlight measures that The Township of Champlain will be implementing to ensure equal opportunity for all electors and candidates. These objectives include:

  • That all electors are able to independently cast their vote and verify their selection.
  • That all electors have full and equal access to all information on where and when to vote and on eligible candidates.
  • That everyone can fully participate in the Municipal Election as an elector, candidate, or election official.
  • That efforts are made to ensure that all electors are aware of the accessibility measures available via channels such as the newspaper, media launches, and The Township of Champlain website (in accordance with the AODA web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 AA)) and social media.
  • That all Voter Help Centre locations are accessible and barrier-free.

Download the Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

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