GREY-BRUCE – Nominations for October’s municipal election opened May 2, with Aug. 19 being nomination day. Deadline for filing or withdrawing a nomination is 2 p.m. on that date.
The voting period will be Monday, Oct. 17-Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. The new council will be sworn in Nov. 15.
As of press time, no one had filed papers to run for Brockton mayor in the municipal election.
There’s one name for deputy mayor – James Lang.
Seeking a council position (five seats) are Tim Elphick and Gregory McLean. Steven Travale has withdrawn his name as a candidate.
In South Bruce, there is one candidate for mayor so far – Robert Buckle.
There is also one candidate so far for Teeswater-Culross Ward – Mike McDonagh.
David Wood is the lone candidate for Mildmay-Carrick Ward.
There are no candidates-at-large (for all of South Bruce) to date.
In Arran-Elderslie, no one has put forward their nomination papers for the position of mayor, deputy mayor, Chesley Ward councillor, Tara Ward or Elderslie Ward. Moiken Penner is running for Paisley Ward; Ryan Nickason is running for Arran Ward.
In Hanover, Sue Paterson has put forward her name for the position of mayor.
To date, no one had filed for the position of deputy mayor. Susan Sakal is running for council (five seats).
Each municipality has posted an unofficial list of candidates that will be finalized after 2 p.m. on Aug. 19.
Anyone may vote in a municipal election who is 18 years of age or older, is a Canadian citizen, and is 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.
To vote, your name must be on the voters’ list. You can apply to have your name added or your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day; your name may be added to the voters’ list at the voting place. Visit Voterlookup.ca on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation website to confirm you are on the list.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times