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, Julia Shortreed, current Ward 1 councillor and Lisa Barry, current Ward 2 councillor, have filed their nomination papers for another term. They join current Ward 3 councillor Jennifer Dailloux who has filed for a second term, and current deputy mayor and Ward 2 councillor Liz Danielsen who has filed her nomination papers for mayor. With Shortreed’s filing, this means all members of the current Algonquin Highlands council are running again, with the exception of Mayor Carol Moffatt who has announced her intentions to not run.
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 councillor and current deputy mayor Lisa Schell has filed papers to run again as deputy mayor. 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 longtime school board trustee Gary Brohman has filed his nomination papers again for the English public school board spot. In Highlands East, Cecil Ryall, current Ward 3 councillor and Deputy Mayor, has filed his nomination papers for another term. 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/.