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2022 Municipal Election

Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act.  The next municipal election will be held in 2026. 

 

Declaration of Election Results - SWM Declaration

Southwest Middlesex 2022 Election Results Press Release

2022 Election Results
The new term of council begins November 15, 2022.

OFFICE

ELECTED CANDIDATE

MAYOR

ALLAN MAYHEW

DEPUTY MAYOR

MIKE SHOLDICE

COUNCILLOR WARD 1

DON MCCALLUM

COUNCILLOR WARD 1

MARK MCGILL

COUNCILLOR WARD 2
ACCLAIMED

JOEL HAGGITH

COUNCILLOR WARD 2
ACCLAIMED

ED MYERS

COUNCILLOR WARD 3

AMY CHOI

COUNCILLOR WARD 3

MARTIN VINK

School Board Election Results

Cocksworth, William

Thames Valley District School Board

5251

Morell, Arlene

Thames Valley District School Board

11,899

Sachs, Christine

Thames Valley District School Board

5,639

Lamb, Josh

London District Catholic School Board

ACCLAIMED

O’Hara, David

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

405

Vandermeer, Joseph

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

388

Alary, Alexandre

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

ACCLAIMED

Declaration of Acclamation to Office (Ward 2)

2022 Vote Count - Detail

2022 Vote Count - Summary

    Candidate Financial Information
    Candidate Campaign Finances

    The campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed with the Clerk

    • election expenses cannot be incurred outside of the campaign period
    • corporations and trade unions are no longer eligible to contribute to municipal election campaigns.  This includes all council and school board elections.  Corporations and trade unions can be third party advertisers and make contributions to third party advertisers
    • a candidate who does not accept any contributions of money, or incur any expenses, is not required to open a separate election bank account
    • nomination filing fee is not considered a campaign expense
    • candidates are responsible for keeping records of the financial activities related to their campaign.  Remember to issue receipts for all donations of goods or services, obtain receipts for expenses incurred and keep copies of all receipt

    It is the responsibility of the candidate to file a complete and accurate financial statement on time.  Candidates should completely familiarize themselves with the appropriate sections of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

    MMAH - Form 4 (Financial Statement - Auditor's Report)

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    Candidate Information

    2022 Certified List of Candidates 

    Mayor – One (1) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    Allan Mayhew

    148 Ewen Ave., Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

    almayhew@execulink.com
    519-287-2080

    Marigay Wilkins

    22053 Hagerty Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 2N0

     @email
    519-878-1745

    Deputy Mayor – One (1) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    Christa Cowell

    23680 Thames Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1A0

    @email
    519-282-8624

    Mike Sholdice

    22842 Big Bend Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1Z0

    @email
    519-872-4357

    Councillor, Ward 1 – Two (2) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    Daniel Jeffery 22711 Thames Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1A0

    @email
    519-636-7641

    Don McCallum 

    80 Victoria Drive, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1T0

    @email
    519-289-2053

    Mark McGill

    23129 Taits Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

    @email
    519-476-9791

    Zachary Willis   52 Middlemiss Ave, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1T0

    @email
    519-494-0519

    Timothy Zavitz

    237 Appin Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

     

    Councillor, Ward 2 – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION 

    Name

    Contact Information

    Joel Haggith

    161 Roe St, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 

    @email
    519-317-4244

    Ed Myers

    287 Main Street, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0

    @email
    226-373-2497

    Councillor, Ward 3 – Two (2) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    Amy Choi

    22384 Pratt Siding Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0  

    @email
    519-851-4807

    Marjorie Emery 22347 Dundonald Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 marjorie.emery@gmail.com
    519-319-6184

     

    Martin Vink

    3132 Longwoods Road, Southwest Middlesex, N0L 1M0 

    @email
    519-287-5456

    Thames Valley District School Board – Two (2) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    William Cocksworth 

    Strathroy, ON @email
    519-859-9802

    Arlene Morell

    Strathroy, ON

    @email
    519-619-4524

    Christine Sachs

    Granton, ON

    @email
    519-722-1069

    London District Catholic School Board – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION

    Name

    Contact Information

    Josh Lamb

    Strathroy, ON

    @email
    519-868-4174

    Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French Language Public) - One (1) to be Elected

    Name

    Contact Information

    David O'Hara Cambridge, ON

    @email
    519-222-4161

    Joseph Vandermeer

    Dorchester, ON

    @email 
    519-608-4700

    Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (French Language Catholic) – ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION 

    Name

    Contact Information

    Alexandre Alary 

    London, ON

    @email 

    Who can Become a Candidate?

    To be eligible as a candidate in the Southwest Middlesex municipal election, you must meet the following requirements: 

    • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant
    • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old
    • not legally prohibited from voting and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

    Please note that the following people are disqualified from holding office as a member of council:

    • an employee of the municipality unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated, and resign if elected to office;
    • a judge of any court;
    • a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament, or a Senator; or
    • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election.
    How to Become a Candidate

    The nomination period has now closed. 

    Important Dates 

    Candidate Information Sessions

    • Monday, April 4, 2022 - this session has already passed but we encourage you to review the materials from the session under Guides and Forms - Candidates

    Nomination Period for Candidates

    • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 (Monday to Friday (excl. holidays), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 
    • Nomination Day is Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9 am to 2 pm

    Third Party Advertising Registration Period

    • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

    Lame Duck (If Applicable) - Restricted Acts After Nomination Day

    Related to the Municipal Election - Section 275 of the Municipal Act, 2001 states that if less than 75% of incumbent councillors seek re-election, the Council for a municipality is restricted from passing any by-law that allocates spending of more than $50,000.00 or creates a liability for the municipality greater than $50,000. This is known as a "lame duck" council.

    • August 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.  or  October 24, 2022 (Election Day) running until  November 14, 2022 at 11:50 p.m. 

    Voter's List Revision Period 

    • September 1, 2022 to October 24, 2022 (prior to close of polls at 8 pm)

    Voting Period for Electors

    • Starting at 9 am on Monday, October 17, 2022 and closing on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8 pm

    Term of New Council

    • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026

    Ending of Campaigns

    • Last date for any candidate and third party campaigning - January 3, 2023
    • Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting Deadline - March 31, 2023 at 2 pm
    • Final Late Candidate Financial Reporting (subject to $500.00 late filing fee) - May 1, 2023 at 2 p.m. 
    Resources 
    Candidate Guides
    Candidate Forms
    Voters Guides
    • 2022 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH)
    Registered Third Party Advertiser Guides

    For further information about Ontario's municipal and school board elections please see:

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