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2022 Municipal Election

2022 Certified Candidates can be found on the 2022 Election Reports webpage

 

The 2022 Municipal and School Board Election is Monday, October 24, 2022.

The next regular municipal and school board election will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Residents will head to the polls to elect:

  • The Mayor of Welland
  • Twelve Welland City Councillors, two per Ward
  • Two Niagara Region Councillors to represent Welland
  • Trustees for the District School Board of Niagara and Niagara Catholic District School Board.

Advance Polls & Voting Day Polling Locations:

  • Advance Poll Dates:
    • October 3 – 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Welland Civic Square, 60 East Main Street
    • October 15, 16 and 22, 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Seaway Mall, Welland Public Library, 800 Niagara Street
  • Election Day – October 24th – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Seaway Mall, Welland Public Library, 800 Niagara Street
    • Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue
    • Wellspring Community Church, 370 South Pelham Road
    • Casa Dante Lodge, 34 Lincoln Street
    • Welland Community Centre, 145 Lincoln Street
    • Eastdale Secondary School, 170 Wellington Street
    • Royal Canadian Legion, 383 Morningstar Avenue
    • Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway Avenue

Confirm you are on the list

Visit Am I on the list? to confirm you are on the voters list or please contact election@welland.ca

Proxy Voting

Any person whose name is on the voters’ list, or who has been added by revision to the voters’ list, may appoint another qualified voter to vote on their behalf. A person wishing to appoint a proxy voter must do so on the prescribed form (Form 3) available from the Clerks division or on the City’s website and have the elector appointed bring the form to the Clerk’s division. A voting proxy may not act as a proxy for more than one person except when the person voting by proxy is the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, or spouse of the voting proxy. A voting proxy may act for one other person or the specified family members, but not both.

The person being appointed as proxy must attend the City’s Clerks offices to swear or affirm a statutory declaration (identification is required). The voting proxy form is not valid unless it has been signed by the Clerk or their designate.

For the purpose of certifying appointments to vote by proxy, the Clerks division will be available at the following times:

  • Weekdays – beginning Aug. 22, 2022 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • On advance vote days held on a weekend, the Clerk will delegate authority to the elections staff at the advance polls.

Proxy forms will be available after Aug. 22, 2022, up to and including election day, Oct. 24, 2022.

Did You Know?

A Non resident (NR) elector who is eligible to vote in more than one municipality in the Niagara Region can only vote once for Regional Councillors and once for School Board Trustee.

Eligibility to Vote

On election Day your are:
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • a resident, or the owner or tenant of land in the City of Welland or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.

Accessibility

All Voting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Accessible voting equipment will be available during Advance Voting at the Welland Civic Square and Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Location, and on Voting Day at the Welland Community Centre.

 

Important Dates:

  • May 2, 2022 – Nomination and Registration Period Begins.
  • August 19, 2022 – Nomination Day – Nominations may only be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Advance Poll Dates:
    • October 3 – 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Welland Civic Square, 60 East Main Street
    • October 15, 16 and 22, 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Seaway Mall, Welland Public Library, 800 Niagara Street
  • October 24, 2022 – Voting Day – Voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • November 15, 2022 – New term of office begins.

 

 

2022 Vote Welland

Questions, Assistance, and Accessibility

If you have questions, comments or concerns regarding the Municipal Election, please contact the City Clerk’s staff. They will be pleased to assist you.

Telephone: 905-735-1700
Email: election@welland.ca

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