Municipal Elections
& By-Elections

2022 Election Information

The West Parry Sound Area Clerks are seeking an interested person to become a member of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee. The West Parry Sound Compliance Audit Committee represents the Township of Carling, the Municipality of McDougall, the Township of McKellar, the Town of Parry Sound, the Township of Seguin, the Township of the Archipelago and the Municipality of Whitestone. There is a vacancy on the Committee and letters of interest are being sought to fill the vacancy. For more information on the position and how you can apply click HERE

Candidate, Voters and Third Party Advertisers Information

Nomination Period : 

Nomination forms may be filed by candidates starting Monday May 2, 2022 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day when the Clerks Office is open ( Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Nomination day is Friday August 19, 2022, nomination forms may be filed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on this day. After 2:00 p.m. nominations can no longer be filed. All nominations must be made in person at the Township Office. 

Candidate Qualifications: 

A person is qualified to be elected to hold office, who, as of the day their nomination is filed is : 

  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of the municipality, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person; 
  • not legally prohibited from voting;
  • not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations or requirements for filing financial information;
  • not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office. 


Filing Fees:

  • Filing fee for nomination to the position of Mayor is $200.00
  • Filing fee for nomination of Councillor is $100.00
  • Payment must be made in cash, cheque, debit or money order payable to the Township of Carling. 

Withdrawal of Nomination:

If a candidate decides they no longer wish to run for Office, the following must occur: 
  • File a written Withdrawal of Nomination form, in-person, with the Clerk;
  • Provide identification; and 
  • File a financial statement by the deadline date, Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information view the 2022 Candidates Guide 

Are You Entitled to Vote?

 A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if on Voting  Day ( October 24, 2022), they; 

  • Reside in the local municipality, or are the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and 
  • Are a Canadian citizen; 
  • Are at least 18 years old or older; 
  • Are not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act or otherwise prohibited by law. 
There are three ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:
1. 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. 
2. As a non-resident elector, if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it is not the one where you live. You can only be a resident elector in one municipality. However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality ( or municipalities) where you own or rent property. 
3. 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.   
 
Eligible College and University Students: 
The place where a student’s family resides is also their residence unless they have moved with the intention of changing their permanent lodging. A student may vote in the municipality where they are temporarily residing while attending school as well as at their permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she has not abandoned the family home. 

Persons Prohibited From Voting: 

  • a person serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution ( including a sentence served in the evenings or on weekends); 
  • a corporation; 
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other respective capacity; 
  • a person who has been convicted of corrupt practice described in s 90(3), if Voting Day in the current election is less than 5 years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
 
For more information view the 2022 Voters Guide 
 
I Qualify to Vote but I Am Not On the Voters List 
Please contact the Township Office to determine if you are are the voters list or not. If you are not on the list please fill out the EL15 form and return it to the Township Office with ID and proof of residence anytime Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
 

EL15 Form – DOWNLOAD 

Accepted ID – DOWNLAOD 

 

Effective May 1, 2018, new rules have been placed on advertisements during municipal election periods. From May 2, 2022 to October 24, 2022, no paid advertisements can be made to support or oppose a candidate or  a question on the ballot for the municipal election unless that person is a registered candidate or registered third party advertiser. 

Who Can Register as a Third Party Advertiser? 

A registered third party advertiser is an individual, corporation, trade union, or other body that advertises to support or oppose a candidate or a question on the ballot for the municipal election. A registered third party is subject to many of the same requirements as that of a candidate, including filing registration papers, expense limits and financial statements, and other legislations and by-laws.

No election advertising outside of a candidate or registered third party is permitted.

A third party may register with the Clerk from May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. There is no registration fee for third party advertisers, but the Clerk must examine the registration, and then certify the notice of registration if deemed compliant, or reject the registration. 

The following are not permitted to register: 

  • Municipal election candidates; 
  • Federal and Provincial parties, constituency associations; 
  • Registered candidates and leadership contestants;
  • A Federal and Provincial government, municipality or local board. 

If third party advertisers what to advertise in more than one municipality, they will be required to register in each municipality. This includes newspaper publications that originate in one municipality but are delivered to multiple municipalities. 

For more information view the 2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide.

Commonly Asked Questions

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is: 

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • a Canadian citizen; and 
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.  
  • Candidate must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

(1) Mayor

(4) Councillor 

Nomination papers for school boards must be obtained and filed with the Clerk at the appropriate Municipal Office. 

(1) School Board Trustee – English Public (File with the Municipality of Powassan)

(1) School Board Trustee – English Separate ( File with the Town of Bracebridge) 

(1) School Board Trustee – French Public (File with the Township of East Ferris) 

(1) School Board Trustee-French Separate (File with the City of Barrie)

  • Monday May 2, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022 – Nomination Period 
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 to Friday October 21, 2022 -Registered Third Party Filing Period.
  • Monday, August 22, 2022 -Certification of Nomination Forms 
  • Monday, August 22, 2022 – Acclamations Declared 
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. – Voting Period 
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 -Voting Day
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 -Declaration of Results 
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 -Term of Council Commences 

Once again the Township will be using internet and telephone voting to conduct the election. Starting at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday October 11th until 8:00p.m. on Monday October 24th, voters will be able to vote from anywhere they can access the internet or telephone. You will be required to use a pin that is mailed to you by the Township, along with your date of birth to access your ballot. 

If you need assistance with voting we will have a telephone and computer set up at the office, as well as have staff on hand that can assist you with voting or any other inquires. 

Voting Help Centre Hours: 

October 11  10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. 

October 12 -14  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

October 17-21 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

October 24  8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

We can also be reached at 705-342-5856 during this time. 

If you think that you qualify to vote but did not receive your PIN in the mail please contact the Township office in person, at Election2022@carling.ca or by phone at 705-342-5856. The PIN’s have not yet been sent out. 

2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan – DOWNLOAD

Candidates for Municipal Council (Certified)

Office Candidate Contact Information
Mayor
Gary Bauer
16 Echo Point Road , Nobel ON, P0G 1G0, g.bauer12@outlook.com
Mayor
Elisabeth McWalter
38 Rockcliffe Drive, Nobel ON, P0G 1G0, mcwalter.lis@gmail.com, 416-402-4190
Mayor
Susan Murphy
128 Snug Harbour Road, Nobel, ON P0G 1G0. susan@susanmurphy.ca, 705-746-0620
Councillor
Lisa Cook
17 Snug Haven Road, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, lisa@lisacook.co, 705-342-1268
Councillor
Debbie Crocker
6 Woodys Lane, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, debbie@markcrocker.ca, 705-342-7582
Councillor
Al Doubrough
11 Hares Road, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, al@doubrough.ca, 705-342-9400 / 416-523-9404
Councillor
Bruce Kelly
52 Remy Bay Road, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, brucekellyhome@gmail.com, 705-342-5775 / 519-830-7949
Councillor
Robin Plumb
Island 74C, Carling Township, ON, P0G 1G0, robinplumb1000@gmail.com, 647-407-4515
Councillor
John Ramsay
7 Wawanaisa Road, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, jrjohnboy18@gmail.com, 705-774-6690
Councillor
James (Jim) Douglas Smith
219 Shebeshekong Road, Nobel, ON, POG 1G0, jsmith219@gmail.com, 705-774-4125
Councillor
Edward Szyperkski
220 Dillon Road, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, ejszyperski88@gmail.com, 705-773-3582
Councillor
Pam Wing
2 Westwind Trail, Nobel, ON, P0G 1G0, votepamwing@gmail.com, 416-985-1727

School Board Trustees ( Uncertified)

Nominations are open until August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Nominations will be examined and certified by 4:00 p.m. on August 22, 2022. 

 

Nomination for the English Public – Near North District School Board -Zone 3

John Arkwrite 

Jeanie Fuscaldo 

Nomination for the English Separate- Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Aidan Harold – 15 Carol Street, Lake of Bays, ON, P0B 1A0, aidan.harold@outlook.com, 289-990-1455

Joshua Boutotte – 195 Covered Bridge Trail, Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1Y3, jboutotte@gmail.com, 705-706-5596

Nomination for the French Public – Conseil Scolaire Public Du Nord -Certified 

Bruce Cazabon – Acclaimed 

Nomination for the French Separate – Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir 

Claire Thibideau – 158 Hammer Ouest, Barrie, ON L4N 7S1, claire24@live.ca, 705-309-7295

 

2018 Election Info

The 2018 municipal election took place on October 22. Results are below. The next election will take place October 24, 2022.

Municipal Candidates
Candidate Position Number of Votes

Mike Konoval

Mayor

Acclaimed

Debbie Crocker

Council

606 Votes

Elected

Steve Crookshank

Council

603 Votes

Elected

Terry Gilbert

Council

611 Votes

Elected

Sidney (Sid) Bruce Larson
Council
476 Votes
Allan Roy Milligan
Council
476 Votes

Susan Murphy

Council

705 Votes

Elected

School Board Trustees

Candidate Number of Votes

Conseil Scolaire MonAvenir Trustee-Ward 64 (1 to be elected ) French Language Public District Board

Clair Thibideau
2 Votes
Ryan Malenfant
0 Votes

Near North District School Board Trustee –Ward 3 (1 to be elected)

Robert Learn
Acclaimed

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Trustee – Ward 4 ( 1 to be elected)

Carol Corriveau-Truchon
Acclaimed

Conseil Scolaire Public Nord Est de l’Ontario Trustee - Zone A (1 to be elected)

Denis Boyer
Acclaimed

Compliance Audit Committee

Each municipality and school board must appoint a compliance audit committee. Every Candidate and registered advertiser must file a financial statement reporting contributions and expenses. The committee only meets when an audit application is received.

Committee Functions:

  • Granting or rejecting applications for a compliance audit
  • Appointing an auditor if the application is granted
  • Receiving an auditor’s report and deciding if legal action is needed
  • Determining whether to recover costs from the applicant of the auditor’s report finds no illegal activity or reasonable grounds for the application

For information regarding Municipal elections,
contact the Clerks Department.

Available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Address 2 West Carling Bay Rd Nobel, ON P0G 1G0