Registration for Ontario’s municipal elections opened on May 2.
Anyone wishing to run for council has until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 to file nomination papers. Residents considering or wishing to run for council can find information and forms on their lower-tier municipality’s website or by contacting the municipal offices.
As of press time, in Algonquin Highlands, Mike Lang has filed nomination papers for mayor since the last update.
Members of the current Algonquin Highlands council have, as previously reported, all filed their nomination papers for another term with the exception of Mayor Carol Moffatt who has announced her intentions to not run: Julia Shortreed, current Ward 1 councillor; Lisa Barry, current Ward 2 councillor, Jennifer Dailloux, current Ward 3 councillor and current deputy mayor and Ward 2 councillor Liz Danielsen who has filed her nomination papers for mayor.
In Minden Hills, current Ward 1 councillor Bob Carter has filed his nomination papers for mayor, looking to take the seat Mayor Brent Devolin is vacating, while fellow Ward 1 councillor Jennifer Hughey has filed her nomination papers for a second term as councillor. Longtime deputy mayor Lisa Schell has filed papers for another term. Councillor Pam Sayne has filed to retain her position for a third term as Ward 2 councillor.
In Dysart et al, Daniel Roberts has filed for the Ward 2 councillor spot, while current Ward 3 councillor Tammy Donaldson has filed to retain her spot for another term. Rod Dobson has filed for the Ward 4 councillor position. Both the 2022 municipal election mayor and deputy mayor positions in Dysart et al are thus far without candidates.
In Highlands East, Dave Burton has filed to retain his mayoral position, making him the sole current mayor in the county with plans for another term. Cecil Ryall, current Ward 3 councillor and deputy mayor, has filed his nomination papers for another term.
Longtime school board trustee Gary Brohman has filed his nomination papers again for the English public school board spot. Michel Charron of Verona has filed for the French separate school board trustee position.
The 2022 municipal and school board election will be held on Oct. 24.
For more information on voting in Algonquin Highlands, visit www.algonquinhighlands.ca/elections.php.
For more information on voting in Minden Hills, visit mindenhills.ca/clerks-department/elections/.