Election Frequently Asked Questions

 Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. 

When is election day?

The last day to vote is election day, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

You can also vote online and at advance polls before election day. Go to How to Vote to see the available dates.

What type of identification is not accepted? 
International ID and permanent resident cards are not accepted. 
Can I vote more than once if I own or rent more than one property in Shelburne? 
You may only vote once, regardless of how many properties you own or rent in Shelburne. 
Who manages the voters list?
Shelburne's voters list is managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). 
 What is the difference between the municipal and provincial election?

The June 2022 election is a provincial election to vote for your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) who serves at Queen’s Park. Visit Elections Ontario to learn more.

This October, you are voting for your local municipal government officials and school board trustees. 

What does the term Lame Duck mean?

Every very four years there is the potential for council to be 'lame duck' leading up to and after the municipal elections. The Municipal Act, under Section 275 (1) sets out restrictions that council cannot perform in the event that they become lame duck. 

Restricted Acts after Nomination Day

Restricted acts

275 (1) The council of a local municipality shall not take any action described in subsection (3) after the first day during the election for a new council on which it can be determined that one of the following applies to the new council that will take office following the election:

1. If the new council will have the same number of members as the outgoing council, the new council will include less than three-quarters of the members of the outgoing council.

2. If the new council will have more members than the outgoing council, the new council will include less than three-quarters of the members of the outgoing council or, if the new council will include at least three-quarters of the members of the outgoing council, three-quarters of the members of the outgoing council will not constitute, at a minimum, a majority of the members of the new council.

3. If the new council will have fewer members than the outgoing council, less than three-quarters of the members of the new council will have been members of the outgoing council or, if at least three-quarters of the members of the new council will have been members of the outgoing council, three-quarters of the members of the new council will not constitute, at a minimum, a majority of the members of the outgoing council.  2001, c. 25, s. 275 (1).

To see the full regulation please see Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25

 How do I find the election results?
Election results will be posted on our website under 2022 Election Results. The Clerk will declare the official election results as soon as possible after voting day.

Administrative Office
203 Main Street East
Shelburne, ON L9V 3K7

Phone: 519-925-2600

Fax: 519 -925-6134

Hours of Operation
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