Municipal Election Day - Monday, October 24, 2022
Please visit our Election webpage often for updated information on the 2022 Municipal Election.
Nomination Forms and endorsement signatures may be inspected by any person at the Clerk’s Office by appointment during regular office hours.
Nomination Period - CLOSED
From Monday, May 2, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., interested candidates can file (and withdraw) their nomination papers for the Offices of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councillor, in person and by appointment with the Clerk's Department.
Notice of Nominations
Voters' List Revision Period
During regular business hours from Thursday, September 1, 2022, to October 23, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and until 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022, eligible voters can register and make changes to their information on the Voters' List with the municipality.
Notice Municipal Elections 2022 Voters’ List (English)
Notice of Municipal Elections 2022 Voters' List (French)
October 24, 2022
Declaration of Official Election Results
October 25, 2022
Term of Council
November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026
Township of Tiny Council Orientation
November 15 and 16, 2022
Township of Tiny Inaugural Meeting of Council
November 23, 2022
For elected Township of Tiny Mayor and Deputy Mayor:
County of Simcoe Council Orientation
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Contact John Daly, County Clerk at John.Daly@simcoe.ca
County of Simcoe Council Inaugural Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Contact John Daly, County Clerk at John.Daly@simcoe.ca
Want to make a difference in your community? Interested in becoming more involved in the day-to-day business of your local government? Are you thinking about running for a seat on Township of Tiny Council?
Check out these useful resources from the Ontario Government:
For more information, please review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2022 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.
To run for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, candidates must file Nomination Papers.
Nomination Papers may be filed by making an in-person appointment with the Clerk's Office commencing May 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. up until 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022. Electronic filing will not be permitted.
Municipal Election Candidate Packages will be available at the end of April 2022.
To file, please bring the following information:
- A completed copy of your nomination paper (Form 1)
- Acceptable identification for proof of identity and residence
- Filing Fee (This fee will be returned if the candidate's financial statement and auditor's report are filed on or before Friday, March 31, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.)
- Mayor - $200
- Deputy Mayor or Councillor - $100
- Endorsement signatures by at least 25 persons (eligible electors) on the prescribed form (Form 2).
If an agent is filing the Nomination Paper on behalf of a candidate, the candidate's declaration must be commissioned prior to the agent filing it with the Town.
Once nomination papers have been filed, a candidate's campaign period begins and the candidate is officially able to begin campaigning for office and incurring campaign expenses. No money can be raised or spent in regard to a campaign until nomination papers have been filed.
A person is entitled to run for office in the Township of Tiny Municipal Election if, on voting day he or she is:
- A resident of the Township of Tiny, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant
- A Canadian Citizen
- At least 18 years old
- Not prohibited from voting by law
The following people are not permitted to be elected to municipal office:
- any person who is not eligible to vote in the municipality
- an employee of a municipality who has not taken an unpaid leave of absence and resigned (see above)
- a judge of any court
- an MP, an MPP or a senator
- an inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution
A person is entitled to run as a school board trustee in the Municipal Election if, on voting day he or she is:
- A Canadian citizen
- At least 18 years old
- A resident within the Board's area of jurisdiction
- A supporter of that school board
- Not legally prohibited from voting
The following offices are to be elected in the 2022 Municipal Election:
- Deputy Mayor
- Three Councillors (elected at large)
- Trustee, English Public School Board
- Trustee, English Separate School Board
- Trustee, French Public School Board
- Trustee, French Separate School Board
The term of Council will begin on November 15, 2022, and end on November 14, 2026.
Relevant Forms and Notices:
- Nomination Paper - Form 1
- Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2
- Financial Statement - Auditor's Report - Form 4
- Financial Statement - Subsequent Expenses - Form 5
- Notice of Extension of Campaign Period - Form 6
- EL12 (A) - Appointment of Scrutineer by Candidate
- EL14 - Declaration of Proper Use of Voters' List
- EL18 - Declaration of Qualifications Municipal Candidate
- EL19 - Withdrawal of Nomination
- EL37 (A) - Preliminary Maximum Campaign Expenses
- EL37 (B) - Preliminary Certificate of Maximum Amount of Contributions Own Campaign
- EL52 - Notice of Collection - Consent to Release Personal Information
- Notice of Penalties (Campaign Finances) and Notice of Refund of Nomination Filing Fee
Relevant Election Information:
- 2022 Municipal Election Procedures
- Lead Where you Live: a guide on running for municipal council – AMO Training
- 2022 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections
- 2022 Guide for Third Party Advertisers Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections
- Municipal Elections Act, 1996
- 2022 Key Dates
- 2022 - AMCTO Municipal Election Calendar
- Campaign Finance Information for Candidates
- Campaign Election Signs and Advertisement Guidelines
- Use of Corporate Resources During a Municipal Election Campaign Period
- Election Accessibility Plan
- Candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor - County of Simcoe Info Sheet
- Election Polls Map
- By-law 22-010 - to Set the Remuneration of Council and Committee Members
- Election Day Floor Plan, Council Chambers
If you decide you no longer wish to run in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections, you must file the Withdrawal of Nomination Form (Form EL19) with the Clerk by appointment and in person. The last day to file a withdrawal is Friday, August 19, 2022 before 2:00 p.m.
Candidates cannot spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their nomination papers have been filed with the Clerk.
The Clerk will provide interim and final maximum campaign expense limit notices to registered candidates at the appropriate time.
On or before March 31, 2023, by 2:00 p.m. each candidate shall file the necessary financial reports with the Clerk.
The Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee reviews applications for compliance audits of the election campaign finances of candidates and registered third-party advertisers and considers report(s) from the Clerk on apparent contraventions of contribution limits.
On Monday, April 25, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the 2022 Municipal Election Candidate Information Session will take place at the Community Hall North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre (527 Len Self Blvd, Midland). Anyone interested in running for office in the 2022 Municipal Election is encouraged to attend this session.
Interested in becoming a member of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee? Applications are open until July 8th, 2022. For more information and how to apply, click here: 2022 Joint Compliance Audit Committee Recruitment Poster.pdf
The Joint Compliance Audit Committee receives and makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for Council candidates and registered third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election. (Any compliance audit requests against a school board trustee candidate must be submitted to the appropriate school board).
The Committee performs functions relating to the compliance audit application process as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
These functions include:
- considering whether an application for a compliance audit filed by an elector should be granted or rejected
- appointing an auditor, if the application is granted
- receiving and considering the auditor’s report and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commenced
The Committee is also responsible for considering reports from the Township Clerk identifying contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits.
The County of Simcoe has formed a Joint Compliance Audit Committee with local municipalities as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The Township of Tiny will form part of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.
Am I On The Voter’s List is a convenient way to confirm whether you are on the List for Election Day. You must be on the Voters' List in order to vote. Checking the Voters' List is also an important step to ensure that you receive your Vote-by-Mail Kit.
To see if you are on the Voters' list, please click the following link: Am I on the Voters' List?
If you are not currently on the Voters' List and are eligible to vote, please contact the Clerk's Department at 705-526-4204 ext 225 or 229 during regular business hours, or come into the Municipal Office (130 Balm Beach Road West) to make sure you are on the Voters' List. You will be asked to provide proof of identification at that time.
A person is entitled to vote in the Township of Tiny Municipal Election if, on voting day he or she:
- Is a Canadian Citizen;
- Is a least 18 years old;
- Resides in the Township of Tiny, or is the owner or tenant of land in the Township of Tiny, or the spouse of such a person; and
- Is not prohibited from voting under any law.
There are three ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:
- As a resident elector if you live in the municipality. You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.
- As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it’s not the one where you live. You can be a resident elector in only one municipality. However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property.
- As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property 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. For example, if the property is owned by your business or your cottage is owned by a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector.
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 (that is, you plan on returning there), then you are eligible to vote in both your “home” municipality and in the municipality where you live while attending school.
If you are not certain whether you qualify as a non-resident elector you should check with the municipal clerk.
The following are prohibited from voting in a municipal election:
- A person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
- A corporation
- A person acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity.
- A person convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
The following is a list of acceptable identification to have your name added to the Voters' List that must be an original, certified, or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address:
- An Ontario Driver's Licence.
- An Ontario Health Card (with photo).
- An Ontario Photo Card.
- An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
- A cancelled personalized cheque.
- A mortgage statement, leaser or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.
- An insurance policy or insurance statement.
- A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
- A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
- Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.
- Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
- An income tax assessment notice.
- A Child Tax Benefit Statement.
- A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
- A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).
- A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).
- A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.
- A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
- A property tax assessment.
- A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP, or T5 statement.
- A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
- A hospital card or record.
- A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
- A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone, or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.
- A cheque stub, T4 statement, or pay receipt issued by an employer.
- A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.
You may vote for the following offices in the 2022 Municipal Election:
- Mayor (also representative at Simcoe County Council)
- Deputy Mayor (also representative at Simcoe County Council)
- Three Ward Councillors (elected at large)
- One School Board Trustee/Conseiller for each:
- English Language Public School Board
- English Language Separate School Board
- French Language Public School Board
- French Language Separate School Board
The term of Council will begin on November 15, 2022 and end on November 14, 2026.
The Township of Tiny will be using Vote-by-Mail voting in the 2022 Municipal Election.
This voting method has been used for the last five municipal elections and has proven to be effective in meeting the needs of our permanent and seasonal electors, as well as meeting accessibility requirements.
Vote-By-Mail Kits will be mailed the week of September 26, 2022. The last recommended date to return the completed kit by mail is October 13, 2022. Completed ballot packages can be dropped off at the Municipal Office until October 24, 2022 until 8:00 p.m. during regular business and after hours using the drop box at the front of the building.
Please follow the link below to view a video on completing your Vote-By-Mail kit.
Third Party Advertiser Information
A registered third party is any individual, corporation, or trade union that advertises to support or oppose a candidate or a "yes" or "no" question on the ballot for the municipal election.
A registered third party is subject to many of the requirements as that of a candidate including filing registration papers, expense limits, and financial statements. No election advertising outside of a candidate or registered third party is permitted.
For more information, please review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2022 Third-Party Advertisers’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.
The following are permitted to register as a Third Party Advertiser:
- An individual who is normally a resident in Ontario.
- A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.
- A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
The following are not permitted to register as a Third Party Advertiser:
- any candidate running for any municipal council or school board office in any municipality;
- a provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act;
- a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party;
- the Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board;
- anyone under the direction of a candidate whose nomination has been filed.
An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the municipal clerk to be a third party advertiser in a municipality.
An individual, corporation or trade union can register to be a third party advertiser beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022, and can file a registration until the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022. Registration must be filed with the municipal clerk in person and by appointment. There is no registration fee.
The municipal clerk must be satisfied that the individual, corporation or trade union is eligible in order to certify the registration. The registrant will be required to complete a Declaration of Qualifications and may be required to provide identification or additional documents.
A person who is filing as the representative of an individual, corporation or a trade union must provide proof that is satisfactory to the Clerk, that they are authorized to act on the individual, corporation or trade union’s behalf.
Third Party Advertisers Election Guide
2022 MMAH Third Party Advertisers Guide
Duties of TPA 2022
TPA - Notice of Penalties
Use of Corporate Resources During a Municipal Election Campaign Period
Election Sign Information for Candidates Third Party Advertisers
Form 7 - Notice of Registration Third Party
Form 8 - Financial Statement Auditors Report Third Party
Form 5 - Financial Statement - Subsequent Expenses
Form 6 - Notice of Extension of Campaign Period
Declaration of Qualifications - TPA Individual 2022
EL52B Consent to Release Personal Information 2022
TPA - Preliminary Maximum Campaign Expenses 2022
Every third party is responsible for keeping financial records related to their advertising campaign. A third party may want to consult with an auditor or an accountant to make sure that they are using a bookkeeping and accounting system that will suit their needs.
The third party will be required to file a financial statement with records of all the information that must be included on the statement.
A third party must keep the following campaign records:
- the receipts issued for every contribution including when the contribution was accepted and the date the receipt was issued (receipts must also be issued to the third party for any contributions made to their own advertising campaign)
- the value of every contribution, whether it is money, goods or services, and the contributor’s name and address
- all expenses, including the receipts for each expense
- any claim for payment of an expense that the third party disputes or refuses to pay
- the funds raised and expenses incurred from each separate fundraising event or activity
- the terms of any loan received from a bank or other recognized lending institution
A registered third party can only accept contributions or incur campaign expenses during their advertising campaign period.
The advertising campaign begins on the day the individual, corporation or trade union is registered as a third party advertiser. Third parties can register beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022 until the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022.
The advertising campaign period runs until January 3, 2023. The time between election day and the end of the campaign period can be used to accept contributions if the campaign has not paid for all of its expenses.
If a third party is certain that they will not have any more financial activity after voting day, they can end their advertising campaign at any time between voting day and January 3, 2023.
Contributions are any money, goods or services that are given to a third party for use in the campaign, including money and goods that the third party contributes to their own campaign.
A third party can accept contributions from:
- any person who is a resident of Ontario
- corporations carrying on business in Ontario
- trade unions that hold bargaining rights for employees in Ontario
If the registered third party is an individual, and their spouse is not normally resident in Ontario, the spouse can still make contributions to the third party’s advertising campaign. They may not make contributions to any other registered third party, or to any candidates.
Groups such as clubs, associations or ratepayer’s groups are not eligible to make contributions. The members of these groups may make individual contributions from their personal funds, as long as they are residents of Ontario.
The following are not allowed to make contributions to third party advertising campaigns:
- a federal political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate in a federal election
- a provincial political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate or leadership contestant
- a federal or provincial government, a municipality or a school board.
A third party can only accept contributions once they have registered as a third party advertiser, and cannot accept contributions after the advertising campaign period has finished.
Any contributions received outside the advertising campaign period must be returned to the contributor. If the contribution cannot be returned to the contributor, it must be turned over to the clerk.
There is no limit on how much a registered third party (and, if the third party is an individual, their spouse) can contribute to their own advertising campaign.
There is a $1,200 limit that applies to all other contributions. This amount includes the value of any goods or services donated to the third party advertiser. If an individual, corporation or trade union makes more than 1 contribution (e.g. contributes money, contributes goods, and purchases a ticket to a fundraising event), the total value of all the contributions cannot exceed $1,200.
The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to third parties registered in the same municipality is $5,000.
A contribution must come directly from the contributor – pooling contributions from others and giving them to a third-party advertiser is not allowed. If a contribution is made from a joint account, it must be clear which person is making the contribution.
Only a contribution that is $25 or less can be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds came from (e.g. certain debit, credit, or electronic transfer transactions).
Third-party advertisers are required to inform every contributor of the contribution limits. Contributors should keep track of their donations to ensure they don’t end up giving more than is permitted.
2018 Municipal Election
Section 88.30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires that every person that has filed a nomination paper with the Township of Tiny to participate as a candidate in the Municipal Elections (even those persons who subsequently withdraw their candidacy) file a financial statement with the Township Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 29, 2019.
The financial statements detail the income and expenses incurred during a candidate’s campaign.
Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the official copies of the candidates’ financial filing statements are the hard copies filed manually with the Clerk. These documents are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk’s Department during normal business hours.
Section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that the Clerk shall make the documents filed under sections 88.25, 88.29 and 88.32 available at no charge for viewing by the public on a website or in another electronic format as soon as possible after the documents are filed.
Please follow the links below for 2018 Candidate Financial Statements:
If you require an accessible format or communication support, please contact Sue Walton at 705-526-4204, Ext. 225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Township of Tiny documents are available in alternate formats upon request. We are pleased to consult with you on how best to meet your needs.