Campaign season for the Brockville municipal and school board elections is underway. These elections are important as the councillor elected will help shape the city for the next few years.
We know it can sometimes be hard to get information on where and how to vote so we put together a handy guide. Your vote matters in this election, so go out and cast your votes on October 24th.
In this article, you’ll find out how and where to cast your vote as well as info about each of the candidates.
What Is The Brockville Municipal Election 2022
Municipal elections in Ontario happen every four years. This means every four years citizens can vote in new or existing councillors.
The role of councillors is to implement policy, field questions from citizens, and to make the city a better place to live.
To reference Section 224 of the Municipal Act 2001, see the image below.
What Does A Municipal Councillor Do?
To put it broadly, a municipal councillor is responsible for supporting the municipality and their constituents.
A councillor has three main roles if they are elected.
- A representative for their constituents
- A policy-maker
- A steward
Councillors are elected to represent and support the views and issues important to their constituents. As a representative, councillors are expected to support the views of their constituents while also looking at the broader scope of things. This sometimes means making tough and unpopular decisions.
As a policy-maker, councillors are required to identify issues, instruct staff to research issues, and make decisions based on information provided to them.
The role councillors play as stewards is to make sure that policies and programs are being run the way the council has intended. This might include making sure funds are being spent appropriately, staff are administering services as intended, and rules and regulations are being applied correctly.
Are you Eligible To Vote In The Municipal Elections?
In order to vote in the Brockville Municipal Election you must be:
- At least 18 years old
- A Canadian Citizen
- Live in Brockville, own or rent land in Brockville, or be the spouse of an owner or tenant in Brockville
If you are a student and studying in a different city but still call Brockville home, you can vote in both the Brockville election and the elections of the municipality you study in.
To find out if you are on the voter’s list you can visit City Hall or call the Voter Help Line
Brockville City Hall, 1 King Street West (613) 342-8772 ext. 4444
You can also head to voterlookup.ca to see if you are on the voter’s list.
How And Where To Vote
You have two options for voting in the 2022 Brockville Municipal Elections. You can either vote online or by telephone.
Sometime in October, you will be mailed a voter information card. This card will give you the web address to vote at as well as the telephone number should you choose to call in your vote.
There will also be a PIN number on your identification card. This PIN number will allow you to vote online or by telephone.
Voting starts on October 17th at 10am and ends on October 24th at 8pm.
Brockville Municipal Candidates
Here is a list of candidates in the 2022 Brockville Municipal Elections in no particular order. If you would like to contact a candidate you can find their contact info on this page.
- Sheryl Ananny
- Philip Deery
- Jeffrey Earle
- Jane Fullarton
- Katherine Hobbs
- Mezaun Hodge
- Mike Kalivas
- Nathalie Lavergne
- Priti Luhadia
- Rob McArthur
- Gordon McLaughlin
- Susan Prettejohn
- Louise Severson
- Willy Stevenson
- Royce Umgeher
- Cameron Wales