The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Are you considering running in the 2022 Municipal Elections as a member of Council or as School Board Trustee in King?
The Township of King is hosting an online information session, on behalf of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), on Thursday, April 14, at 1 p.m. This MMAH session is being offered for anyone considering becoming a candidate in the Oct. 24, 2022, municipal election. Participation is free. Pre-registration is required by contacting email@example.com . A virtual meeting invitation will be sent following registration.
The presentation will benefit those considering entering the municipal election process for the first time as well as those who have participated in past elections. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will provide an overview of the Municipal Elections Act and key considerations in running in the municipal election.
Can’t attend the King Township session? Additional sessions are being hosted throughout York Region. All sessions will cover the same content, so please contact the municipalities directly to register for information sessions at a date and time that works for you.
Additional Sessions being offered:
WHEN WHERE HOW April 7, 2022
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
April 21, 2022
City of Vaughan No registration required. More information will be posted as available.
April 26, 2022
5:00 p.m. and
April 28, 2022
Town of East Gwillimbury No registration required. More information will be posted as availabl
March 31, 2023
Deadline for candidates and registered third parties to file their initial financial statements and auditors reports.
2022 results will be posted after October 24, 2022.
Candidate Financial Statements
In accordance with Section 88.23 (4) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), the Clerk shall present a report setting out all candidates in an election and indicating whether each candidate complied with Section 88.25 of the MEA. Click here for the Clerks Report from the 2018 municipal election.
For the 2022 municipal election, Section 88 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, require all candidates for municipal council to file financial statements for all revenues and expenditures incurred during the campaign period by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023. Section 88 (9.1) of the Act requires that these statements be made publicly accessible to ensure the transparency and accountability of the electoral process.
Candidates are wholly responsible for the submission of complete and accurate financial statements - the Clerk's Department does not verify or alter in any way the submitted documents. In the event that a candidate's total contributions and expenses do not exceed $10,000, they are not required to submit an accompanying auditor's report with their financial statement. Hard copy originals of submitted financial statements are available for review in the Corporate Services Department at the Township Municipal Centre, 2585 King Road, King City.
An elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, relating to election campaign finances may apply for a compliance audit. Applications for a compliance audit are forwarded to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee (JCAC) appointed by the Township of King and other York Region municipalities for review. Please visit the Compliance Audit Committee page for more information.
Applications for a compliance audit must be submitted to the Township Clerk in writing, setting out the reasons for the elector's belief that a contravention of the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances has occurred. Upon receipt of an application, the Township Clerk must forward the application to the Committee within 10 days, following which the Committee must decide within 30 days of receipt of the application whether to proceed with conducting an audit.
For more information, contact Kathryn Moyle, Director of Corporate Services, and Township Clerk at 905-833-4018.