Elections Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I work the election?

    Interested persons may apply for the various positions for the election consisting of:

    -       Supervising Deputy Returning Officers (SDRO),

    -       Deputy Returning Officers (DRO),

    -       Tabulating Deputy Returning Officers (TDRO), and

    -       Information Assistants (IA).

    Those interested in working will be required to complete an application form, for review by election staff, and deliver it in person to the Clerk's Office at City Hall.  Candidate's, the candidate's spouse, a member of a candidate's immediate family, or a person connected to a candidate's election campaign (to the best knowledge of Clerk's staff), will not be hired.  All Election Workers must have use of a vehicle on Election Day.

    Attendance at a training session is mandatory for all election workers.  To enhance the retention of information, training will occur as close to voting day as possible, i.e. During the week preceding voting day.  Comprehensive training manuals will be made available prior to and during training sessions for all Election Day personnel covering all job responsibilities and potential situations that may arise.

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  • How do I become a candidate?

    Prospective candidates in the 2022 Municipal Elections must first be nominated before raising any campaign funds or incur expenses. Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk, or his designate, during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) between Monday, May 2, 2022, and Friday, August 19, 2022, by 2:00 p.m. Note: An individual can only run for one office at a time.

    When visiting City Hall, we ask all prospective candidates to please make an appointment with the Clerk's Department by calling: 905-356-7521 ext 4278

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  • How do I vote?

    There are a few ways that you can vote at one of the following:

    City Hall: Voters can visit City Hall to vote from Wednesday, September 28, 2022, to Friday, October 21, 2022 weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Election Day, voters can vote at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Advance Polls: Voters may attend any one of the advanced polls held before Election Day. Click here for the advance voting dates and locations.

    Election Day: Voters can attend their assigned voting location on Election Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

    Vote by Mail: Voters can register to receive a Vote by Mail ballot. More information and registration will be available at a later date.

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  • When is Election Day?

    Monday, October 24, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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  • Who are we voting for?

    Members of City Council  

    Mayor: One (1) to be elected, at large within the City of Niagara Falls, also serves as a member of Regional Council.

    City Councillors: Eight (8) to be elected at large within the City of Niagara Falls.

    Members of Regional Council

    Regional Councillors: Three (3) to be elected, at large, to represent the City of Niagara Falls at Regional Council.

    School Board Trustees

    English Language Public School Board

    Two (2) to be elected at large

    English Language Catholic School Board

    Two (2) to be elected at large.

    French Language Public School Board

    One (1) to be elected at large

    French Language Catholic School Board

    One (1) to be elected at large

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  • Who can be a candidate?

    To run for Mayor, City Councillor, or Regional Councillor a candidate must:

    -     be a Canadian Citizen and at least 18 years of age on the day you file your nomination

    -     be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse or same-sex partner of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality

    -     not be disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

    -     provide 25 signatures from eligible voters endorsing the nomination upon registration as a candidate

    -     pay required nomination fee

    To run as a Trustee for a local school board a candidate must:  

    -     be a Canadian Citizen and at least 18 years of age on the day you file your nomination

    -     be eligible to be an elector of that school board for which the person is a candidate

    -     not be disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

    -     pay required nomination fee

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  • Who can vote?

    You are eligible to vote on Election Day if you meet all the following requirements:

    - you are a Canadian citizen
    - you are aged 18 or older
    - 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.  

    For more information, please visit the Government of Ontario website.

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