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County releases official results of 2022 municipal election

October 26, 2022

Picton, ON – The County Clerk has certified the results of the 2022 municipal election.

11,262 of 23,935 eligible electors – or 47.05 % of the total electorate – cast their ballots in this year’s municipal election.

In 2018, 10,032 of 23,164 eligible electors – or 43.31 % of the total electorate – cast their ballots.

Here are the official results of the 2022 municipal election:


  • Steve Ferguson was elected Mayor

County Councillors

  • Phil St-Jean and Kate MacNaughton were elected in Ward 1 (Picton)
  • Phil Prinzen and Brad Nieman were elected in Ward 2 (Bloomfield/Hallowell)
  • Corey Engelsdorfer was elected in Ward 3 (Wellington)
  • Janice Maynard, Roy Pennell, and Sam Grosso were elected in Ward 4 (Ameliasburgh)
  • Sam Branderhorst was elected in Ward 5 (Athol)
  • Bill Roberts was elected in Ward 6 (Sophiasburgh)
  • Chris Braney was elected in Ward 7 (Hillier)
  • David Harrison was elected in Ward 8 (North Marysburgh)
  • John Hirsch was elected in Ward 9 (South Marysburgh)

English Language Public School Board Trustees

  • Stacey Lewis was elected in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board – Wards 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9
  • Rachael Prinzen was elected in Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board – Wards 3, 4, 6 and 7

English Language Separate School Board Trustee

  • Jacqueline Fernandes was acclaimed in Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 

French Language Public School Board Trustee

  • Rachel Laforest was acclaimed in Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

French Language Separate School Board Trustee

  • Michel Charron was acclaimed in Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est Trustee

A total of 3,531 people voted in person on election day, while 827 people voted in-person on advanced voting day. A total of 6,904 people voted by Internet. The municipality is pleased that voter turnout in Prince Edward County was above the provincial average of 34% and higher than neighbouring municipalities.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Communications and Consultation Supervisor, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at

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