2022 Municipal Election

2022 Municipal Election

Date Milestone
May 2, 2022 Nomination period begins
August 19, 2022 - 2 p.m. Nomination Day is the last day to submit or withdraw a nomination before 2 p.m.
August 22, 2022 - 4 p.m. Nominations certified by 4 p.m.
October 5 - 19, 2022 Advanced Online Voting

October 15 & 19, 2022

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advanced In-Person Voting (Town Hall) 

(accessible voting technologies available during advanced voting)

October 21, 2022 Last day for third party advertisers to file their notice of registration
October 24, 2022 Voting Day 
March 31, 2023 Deadline for candidates and registered third parties to file their financial statements

 

VOTING LOCATIONS

To view all voting locations please click HERE

2022 CERTIFIED CANDIDATES

To view all certified candidates please click  HERE

OFFICES TO BE ELECTED
  • One (1) Mayor to be elected at large - Acclaimed
  • Eight (8) Councillors to be elected, two (2) in each ward
  • One (1) Regional Councillor - Acclaimed
  • School Board Trustee(s)
    • One (1) School Board Trustee for Niagara Catholic District School Board
    • One (1) School Board Trustee for the Niagara Public District School Board
    • One (1) School Board Trustee for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French Public School Board) - Acclaimed
    • One (1) School Board Trustee for Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (French Separate School Board) - Acclaimed

** Electors vote for trustee candidate based on the board to which they have chosen to direct their education property taxes.

FIND YOUR WARD

To find out which ward you live in, please view our Town of Lincoln Community Map

To search for your address:

  • Select "Find an Address" located at the top centre of the map
  • Select your Street Name and Street Address from the drop down menus
  • Select Find
ELECTION INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

To vote in the 2022 Town of Lincoln municipal election, on Voting Day, a person must be:

  • A Canadian Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Town of Lincoln or a non-resident of the Town of Lincoln but you or your spouse own or rent property in the Town of Lincoln
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law
  • You may only vote once in the Town of Lincoln municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the Town
  • You must vote at a voting place in the ward where you live

Individuals are prohibited to vote on Voting Day if they are:

  • Serving a sentence of imprisonment in penal or correctional institution
  • A corporation
  • Acting as executor or trustee in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • Convicted of  a corrupt practice described in section 90 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Before you go to vote:

  • Ensure you have received your Voter Notification Card.  Voter Notification Cards were mailed the week of September 19, 2022, and contains where and when you can vote, including advance and internet voting. 
  • If you did not receive your Voter Notification Card in the mail by September 30, 2022, please contact the Clerks and Legislative Service Department
    • Visit Town Hall, 4800 South Service Rd, Beamsville, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Call the Elections Hotline (905) 563-2800
    • Email elections@lincoln.ca

When you go to vote:

  • Ensure you bring your Voter Notification Card and valid identification (see a list of applicable identification)
  • Ensure you arrive at the correct voting location that is identified on your Voter Notification Card, unless you are attending an advance voting opportunity 

Where you go to vote:

  • To view all voting locations please click HERE

For more information:

The Voter's Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs provides information about voting in municipal and school board elections.

VOTERS' LIST

Please contact the Clerk's office to confirm that your name is included on the 2022 Municipal Voters' List. 

The Voters' lists is a list of people who are eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal election.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides a list of electors to the Town of Lincoln. The list is used to prepare the Voters' List for the Town. If your name is on the Voters' List, you will receive a Voter Notification Card and Letter in the mail with the voting days and selected voting locations.  Bring your voter card with you when you vote to make your voting experience easier and quicker.

The Town will be sending out all Voter Notification Card and Letters to eligible voters mid-September 2022.  Information will be posted on the Town's website for those eligible voters who do not receive their  voter card prior to election day.

To add, remove or change information:

As of September 1, you can book an appointment at Town Hall to:

  • add yourself to the list
  • change your information
  • remove yourself or a family member from the list

You can also make these changes at a voting location on an advance voting day or on election day.

Download the Application to Amend the Voters' List form to complete it before your appointment or fill it out during your appointment.

PROXY VOTING
  • If you would like to appoint a qualified person to vote on your behalf (voting proxy), the following apply:

  • Individuals can act as a voting proxy for only one person unless you are a relative (spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent or grandchild), in which case the limitation does not apply.
  • If an individual wants to appoint a voting proxy, forms can be picked up at the Clerk's office during regular business hours up to and including polling day (October 24, 2022), or the form can be found online here: Appointment for Voting Proxy – Form 3.
  • Applicants to act as proxies must attend the Clerk’s office and present a prescribed appointment form signed by the elector. The Clerk will issue a certificate, the appointing document, and this document must be presented at the voting place.
  • A person acting as a proxy must attend the voting place designated for the elector for whom they are voting.
  • It is recommended that where possible, proxy voting takes place during Advance Voting, mainly for the convenience of the appointee.
STUDENTS

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.

  • If you are a student attending school in another city or town, please check with the Town Clerk of that municipality to find out what your voting options are.
  • As a student and a resident of the Town of Lincoln, if you are unable to vote in the Town of Lincoln Municipal Election, you may appoint another elector as Proxy to vote on your behalf.

 

Join the Election Team

We have completed our recruitment.  Only those who are selected will be contacted in the coming week.

Frequently Asked Questions

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The Candidate's Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs provides information about how to run as a candidate in a municipal election, school board election or by-election.

If a person wishes to run as a candidate in the Town of Lincoln municipal election, they must file a nomination paper.

  • The first day to file a nomination paper for the next municipal election was May 2, 2022.
  • A person cannot raise or spend money on an election campaign until they have filed their nomination paper.

Learn more about the Niagara Region's Seat at the Table Program which aims to address barriers that women face running for municipal office and to improve the environment once elected.

Learn more about running for election as a School Board Trustee in the 2022 Running for Election as School Board Trustee Guide

On April 28th, 2022 local municipalities hosted  Niagara Votes 2022 - Candidates Information Session 

FILING A NOMINATION

Nominations* must be filed in-person at Town Hall - Clerks as original signatures are required.  Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Town Clerk's office either by email elections@lincoln.ca or by phone 905-563.2799 ext. 519

To file a nomination, you must provide:

  • Nomination Paper (Form 1)
  • Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2) with at least 25 declarations of endorsement (Mayor and Councillor candidates are only required to submit endorsements)
  • Current applicable identification and proof of Canadian Citizenship
  • Nomination filing fee (paid by cash, debit, or certified cheques, money orders and bank drafts must be payable to:  The Town of Lincoln)
  • The filing fee is $200 for candidates running for Mayor and $100 for Councillors or School Board Trustee candidates
  • Election Sign Deposit Application Form
    • Mayor/Regional Councillor ($250.00)
    • Ward Councillor ($150.00)
    • Registered Third Party or School Board Trustee ($100.00)
  • Nomination fees are refunded to candidates once they file the required financial statement

If an agent is filing a nomination on your behalf, the agent must provide the above documents as well as their own identification.

If candidates do not file the required financial statement by the deadline as per the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, they are not eligible to receive a refund.

WITHDRAWING A NOMINATION

If you no longer wish to run in the Town of Lincoln Municipal Election, you must advise the Town Clerk in writing before the end of the nomination period.  Candidates cannot withdraw after the nomination period has closed.

Candidates who have withdrawn their nomination are still required to file a financial statement.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR

To run for Mayor or Councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • A Canadian Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Town of Lincoln or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Lincoln, or the spouse of the owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding Municipal Office 
ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE

To run for School Board Trustee, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • a resident within the Jurisdiction of the board
  • a supporter of the board ("supporter" refers to the individual's support for one of the four publicly funded school systems. A list of supporters for each system is kept by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation).
  • a Canadian Citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • Roman Catholic (if running for a Catholic School Board)
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 includes rules for third party advertising.

A third party advertisement is:

  • An advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or another medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate in the election, or a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot

A third party advertiser is:

  • Any individual, corporation or trade union that causes an election campaign advertisement to appear
  • Required to register with the City Clerk of the municipality where they want to advertise

The Third Party Advertisers Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs provides information about voting in Municipal and School Board Elections.

REGISTERING AS A THIRD PARTY ADVERTISER

To become a third party advertiser, you must file a completed notice of registration (Form 7) in person at Town Hall in the Clerks department as original signatures are required.  Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Town Clerk's office either by email elections@lincoln.ca or by phone 905-563-2799 ext. 513

If an agent is filing a nomination on your behalf, the agent must provide the above documents as well as their own identification.

ELIGIBILITY FOR A THIRD PARTY ADVERTISER

You are eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:

  • An individual who is normally a resident of Ontario
  • A corporation that carries on business in Ontario
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario
INELIGIBILITY FOR A THIRD PARTY ADVERTISER

You are not eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:

  • A candidate whose nomination has been filed under section 33 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
  • A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that political party
  • A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Elections Finances Act, 1990
  • The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board
CAMPAIGN FINANCES
  • If you plan to incur campaign expenses or accept contributions, you must open a separate bank account for each campaign
  • A contributor's total contribution cannot exceed $1,200 for both campaigns for councillors or school board trustee candidates
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Candidates and third party advertisers will be required to file a financial statement for each campaign:

  • The withdrawn campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the day the withdrawal is filed
  • The current campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the end of the campaign
RESOURCES

The Town Clerk's staff are pleased to assist you with any questions you may have concerning the Municipal Election, please connect with them at elections@lincoln.ca.

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