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2022 Municipal Election

Certificate of Election Results

Eligible Electors: 10,731

Voter Turnout: 3,100 (29%)

Declined Ballots: 1

Rejected Ballots: 7

2022 Notice of Default Report

All financial statements are public documents. The Clerk is required to make available the financial statements in an electronic format. Please contact the Clerk if you would like a copy of a candidate’s financial statement.

  • May 2, 2022: First day candidates can file nomination papers and first day third party advertisers can register
  • August 19, 2022: Last day candidates can file nomination papers, by 2:00 pm.
  • October 21, 2022: Last day third party advertisers can register
  • October 24, 2022: Election Day
  • October 25, 2022: Official election results declared
  • November 15, 2022: New term of Council commences
  • November 21, 2022: Inaugural Council meeting

You are eligible to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election if you are:

  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • A resident of the Municipality of North Perth or the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and,
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law.

Your name must also be on the Voters’ List in order to cast a ballot.


The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides the Preliminary List of Electors to each municipality before the election. To make sure you are on the list and your information is accurate, visit to check and update your information.

The Town of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Municipality of North Perth, Township of Perth East, Township of Perth South and Municipality of West Perth partnered to host a free Candidate Information Session on April 6, 2022.

The session was led by Jane Parnell and Caitlin Reddick, representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 

You can view a recording of the virtual session on YouTube or review a copy of the presentation from the event.

The Town of St. Marys, City of Stratford and Perth County municipalities hosted a free workshop to provide prospective candidates with an understanding of Council's roles, responsibilities and how a position in public office can impact your life.

The workshop was led by Fred Dean, a lawyer who works with municipalities across Ontario, giving elected officials and senior staff tools to make effective decisions on behalf of their communities. 

View a recording of the virtual session or review a copy of the presentation from the event.

What is a Third Party Advertising?

Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a “yes or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.

Third party advertising is separate from any candidate's campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate's direction, are part of the candidate's campaign.

Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate's campaign to express support or opposition to candidates and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.

A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a “yes' or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisements include traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.

What is not a third party advertisement?

Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate are not considered to be third party advertising. Examples include:

  • Speaking to friends and neighbours
  • Posting on social media, such as twitter, facebook or Instagram
  • Sending an email to a group or mailing list. 

Who can be a third party advertiser?

Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:

  • any person who is a resident in Ontario
  • a corporation carrying on business in Ontario
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employee in Ontario 

Who cannot be a third party advertiser?

A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot registered to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.


An individual, corporation or trade union must be registered with the Municipal Clerk to be a third party advertiser in a municipality by completing a Notice of Registration – Third Party – Form 7. Being registered in a municipality allows the third party to advertise to the voters in that municipality. A third party advertiser can support or oppose any candidate or candidates who will be voted on by the people in that municipality. This includes candidates running for local council, school trustee and candidates running for offices on an upper tier council.

For more information, check out the MMAH's 2022 Third Party Advertisers' Guide.

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