Electors in Mississippi Mills will continue to vote electronically in the 2022 Municipal Election. Methods of voting will be online or by phone. There will be no paper ballot.

A Voter Information card will be mailed directly to electors at the end of September/early October 2022, providing a voter with a personalized PIN which will allow electors to vote 24 hours a day for 8 days, from any telephone or any device connected to the internet. 

VOTERS' LIST - Are you on the Voters' List?

Each municipality maintains a Voters' List that is used for the municipal elections that happen every four years. In order to receive voting information and be able to vote, you must be on the Voters' List. QR CODE to Voterlookup

Visit voterlookup.ca or scan the QR code to find out if you're registered to vote.

Until July 21, 2022 on voterlookup.ca, eligible electors can:

  • confirm or update their electoral information;
  • add an elector name to an address; and,
  • change school support for the purpose of voting in a school board election.

NEW! 2 factor authentication - when you vote, you will need to enter your date of birth. Please ensure your date of birth is correct, go to voterlookup.ca

 

 Are you eligible to vote?

You can vote in the municipal election if you are:
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident of Mississippi Mills; or
  • a non-resident of Mississippi Mills but you or your spouse own or rent property in the municipality; and
  • are not prohibited from voting under any law.
You may only vote once in the municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent in the township. You must vote in the ward where you live or own property. An owner or tenant of non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for School Board Trustee.

Post-Secondary Students
There is a special rule for students who may be living away from home while they attend school. 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.

What seats are being elected in Mississippi Mills? 

In the 2022 election, members will be elected for a 4 year period beginning November 15, 2022 and ending November 14, 2026 for the following offices:

Municipal Council
  • Mayor (one is elected by all electors of the municipality) 
  • Deputy Mayor (one is elected by all electors of the municipality)
  • Councillors (five to be elected by wards)
    • Almonte Ward (2 elected)
    • Ramsay Ward (2 elected)
    • Pakenham Ward (1 elected)

School Board Trustees
  • English District School Board (one to be elected by public school electors of the municipality)
  • English District Separate School Board (one to be elected by separate school electors of the municipality)
  • French Language District School Board (one to be elected by French language separate school electors)
  • French Language District Separate School Board (one to be elected by French language electors within the municipality)

How to Vote

Voting is convenient with Online or Telephone voting:

  1. Visit voterlookup.ca to ensure you're on the list, your mailing address is up-to-date and your date of birth is correct.
  2. Wait for your Voter Information card to arrive in the mail (late September, early October).
  • Keep the Voter Information card in a safe place until voting opens on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10:00am.
  • You will have 7 days to vote, but do not wait until the last minute in case you have difficulty logging into the voting system.
  • Your Voter Information card contains your PIN number that will grant you access to the voting system.
  • You have 2 ways to vote:
    1. Vote by phone (takes about 10-15 minutes)
      • Call the number provided in your Voter Information card
      • Enter your PIN
      • Enter your date of birth
        • If you receive an error after several attempts to login, this may be because your date of birth information is incorrect in our Voting System. Please contact the Voter Help Centre/Municipal office and speak to elections staff to verify your details in our system.
      • Vote (use the ‘#’ sign to confirm your selections)
    2. Vote online (takes about 5 minutes) *EASIEST METHOD*
      • Visit the voting website provided in your Voter Information card by entering the address into the address bar at the top of your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
      • Enter your PIN
      • Enter your date of birth
      • Enter the Captcha challenge (distorted letters and numbers) as shown on the screen
        • If you receive an error after several attempts to login, this may be because your date of birth is incorrect in our Voting System. Please contact the Voter Help Centre/Municipal office and speak to elections staff to verify your details in our system.
      • Follow the prompts through all contests, and complete your ballot by pressing ‘Cast Ballot’
  • Want to ensure your vote counted?
  • You can try voting again with the same PIN, and if you are blocked from doing so, then you know your vote counted.
  • If you do not have access to a touchtone telephone, or internet at your home, visit the Municipal Office during their specified Voting hours, and use their touch-screen kiosk or public-access computers.
  • Pop-up voting locations will be available on October 22 (10am - 4pm) and October 24 (8:30am - 8pm) at Almonte Old Town Hall in Almonte and at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham.
  • The Voter Help Centre located at the Municipal office (3131 Old Perth Rd.) will be open:

    Monday, October 17 from 10am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday, October 18 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday, October 19 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Thursday, October 20 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday, October 21 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Saturday, October 22 from 10am - 4:00pm
    Monday, October 24, Election Day, from 8:30am to the end of voting at 8:00pm.

Online Voting - 'How to Vote' video

Additional Resources

List of Certified Candidates and Registered Third Party Advertisers

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