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Information for Voters

What are the offices to be elected?

The next regular municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Eligible electors will be casting ballots for the following offices:

Office Details
Mayor One (1) to be elected at large by all electors in The County
Ward Councillors Ward 1 (Picton) – 2 offices
Ward 2 (Bloomfield/Hallowell) – 2 offices
Ward 3 (Wellington) – 1 office
Ward 4 (Ameliasburgh) – 3 offices
Ward 5 (Athol) – 1 office
Ward 6 (Sophiasbsurgh) – 1 office
Ward 7 (Hillier) –1 office
Ward 8 (North Marysburgh) – 1 office
Ward 9 (South Marysburgh) –1 office
English Public School – Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board One (1) Trustees to be elected to represent the combined area of wards 3, 4, 6, & 7
One (1) Trustees to be elected to represent the combined area of wards 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9
English Separate School – Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board One (1) Trustee to be elected by all separate school electors in The County.
Le Conseil des ecoles publiques de I’Est de I’Ontario One (1) Trustee to be elected by all French public electors in the Counties of Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington, and Hastings
Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est One (1) Trustee to be elected by all French Catholic electors in the Counties of Frontenac, Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington, and Hastings

Certified List of Candidates

41 candidates filed Nomination Papers. To be on this Certified List the following persons have met the criteria and filed all necessary papers, endorsement of nominations, declarations and paid the required fees. The Clerk has determined that such persons are qualified, and that their nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. This list also includes third-party advertisers who can register up to Friday, October 21, 2022, at 4:30 pm. View the List of Certified Candidates and Third Party Advertisers

Voters List

The Voters List is a list of eligible electors in the County of Prince Edward. To verify that you are on the Voters List please use The County’s Voters List Check App.

Voter Notification Cards

Voter Notification Cards (VNC) will be delivered to eligible electors early in October.  Your VNC will include all of the information you need to vote, including the website to visit to cast your online vote, the ward specific voting locations for in-person voting, and your personal voter ID and PIN. If you don’t receive a letter in early October, you may not be on the list! If you did not receive a Voter Notification Card, please call Elections Headquarters at 613-476-2148 extension 1020.

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. To qualify you must be:

  • a resident of the County of Prince Edward, or an owner or tenant of land in the County of Prince Edward, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

If you are not a resident of the County of Prince Edward, to vote for a school board trustee, you must be:

  • an owner or tenant of residential property in the area of jurisdiction of the school board, who does not support any other board.

Who cannot vote?

You are prohibited from voting in a municipal election if you are:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Voter Identification

All electors will be required to present Proof of Identity  and Proof of Qualifying Address in order to receive a ballot at their voting place. The identification must show your name and address. Photo identification is not required.  A complete list of accepted voter identification can be found in O.Reg. 304/13: Voter Identification.

Voting in more than one municipality

You can be a resident elector in only one municipality.

If you own or rent property in a municipality, but it’s not the one where you live, you are a non-resident elector. You can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property. A spouse of a non-resident elector is also eligible to vote in in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live. Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality.

The Voters List is a list of eligible electors in the County of Prince Edward. To verify that you are on the Voters List please use The County’s Voters List Check. You will need to show identity and qualifying address (A complete list of accepted voter identification can be found here).

If you are not certain whether you qualify as a non-resident elector you should check with the Clerk’s Office.

Students living away from home

If you are a student and consider your “home” to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, then you are eligible to vote in both your “home” municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

Voting Methods

There are two methods of voting in the 2022 municipal elections: paper ballots cast in-person at a voting location or Internet voting from anywhere. Eligible electors will choose their preferred voting method.

In-Person Voting

Traditional paper ballot voting will be available at certain locations, dates and times. Use the What’s my Ward? Voting Location App to search and discover your ward information and assigned voting location. A list of voting locations is provided in the Voting Locations chart below.

Internet Voting

The County of Prince Edward passed By-law No. 189-2021, under the authority of Section 42 of the Municipal Elections Act on October 12, 2021, authorizing the use of Internet voting as an alternative voting method. Internet voting will be continuously available during the Advanced Voting Period and on Voting Day. Internet voting is a complement to traditional paper ballots. Voters will have the ability to cast their ballots online from anywhere during the voting period from their personal smart phone, computer or tablet.

Vote from anywhere, from any device, at any time starting at 10.a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 continuously until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.

To vote online, go to the unique link provided on your voter notification card. You will be asked to enter your Voter ID and PIN. You will also be required to enter your date of birth to verify your identity. By accessing the electronic voting system and entering your VOTER ID, PIN and DATE OF BIRTH, you are declaring that you are eligible to vote in the election.

Eligible voters who have registered in advance will receive a Voter Notification Card (VNC) including their pin number to vote online. To ensure that you are on the list and receive your Voter Notification Card and pin number, please Check if you’re on The County’s Voters List.

If you have not received your Voter Notification Card and pin number by early October, please call Elections Headquarters at 613.476.2148 extension 1020.

Voting Locations

Vote in person at your assigned voting location on Advanced Voting Day or Election Day. In-person voting is ward specific and you must vote at your assigned voting location. **Voters who show up at the incorrect voting location will be redirected. 

Advanced Voting Day
Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Election Day
Monday, October 24 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

What to bring if you’re voting in person:

  1. Your Voter Notification Card; and
  2. Proof of Identity and Qualifying Address (A complete list of accepted voter identification can be found here).
Ward Voting Location Eligibile to Vote For:
Ward 1 Picton Prince Edward Community Centre 375 Picton Main St. Picton, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 1 Councillor (Vote for 2) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 2 Bloomfield/Hallowell Bloomfield Town Hall 289 Main St. Bloomfield, Ontario >>OR<< Prince Edward Community Centre 375 Picton Main St. Picton, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 2 Councillor (Vote for 2) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 3 Wellington Wellington and District Community Centre 111 Belleville St. Wellington, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 3 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 4 Ameliasburgh Location 1 - Ameliasburgh Town Hall 13 Coleman St, Ameliasburgh, Location 2 - Rossmore Fire Hall 219 County Rd 3, Belleville Ontario, Ontario ***NOTE Rossmore Fire Hall is only open on Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 4 Councillor (Vote for 3) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 5 Athol Athol Town Hall 1685 County Rd 10, Cherry Valley, Ontario *The Voter Notification Card may reference street number 1764, the correct street number is 1685. OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 5 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 6 Sophiasburgh Sophiasburgh Town Hall 2771 County Rd 5, Demorestville, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 6 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 7 Hillier Hillier Town Hall 18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 7 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 8 North Marysburgh North Marysburgh Community Hall 2699 County Rd 8, Waupoos, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 8 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)
Ward 9 South Marysburgh South Marysburgh Town Hall 3076 County Rd 10, Milford, Ontario OPEN: Advanced Voting Day Oct 15 & Election Day Oct 24 Mayor (Vote for 1), Ward 9 Councillor (Vote for 1) and School Board Trustee (Vote for 1)

What's my Ward?

Wondering which ward you live in? Want to know where your voting location is? Use the What’s my Ward? Voting Location App to search and discover your ward information and assigned voting location. You can find your ward by searching an address or dropping a location to find your ward and voting location in real-time. 

Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

The County of Prince Edward has formed a Joint Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee with neighbouring municipalities and boards as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The participating municipalities and boards in the Joint Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee are the City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School. 

Any eligible elector who believes, on reasonable grounds, that a candidate or registered third-party advertiser has broken one of the election finance rules set out in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, may submit an application for a compliance audit to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

To submit an application

  • Applicant must be an eligible elector in the County of Prince Edward.
  • Have reasonable grounds to contest the campaign finances of a candidate or registered third-party’s advertiser.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Submit the application to the County Clerk by the deadline. Please note that compliance audit applications for the 2022 municipal election are not being accepted at this time.

Find out about the Municipal Election Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

Forms & Resources

These procedures outline all election processes, including the use of vote tabulators and Internet voting.

2022 Municipal Election Procedures

This guide provides information to voters for the 2022 municipal and school board elections. The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2022- 2026 council and school board term.

2022 Voters Guide

Need more information?

Questions regarding the Municipal Election can be directed the Clerk’s Office:

elections@pecounty.on.ca
613-476-2148 extension 1020