VOTER’S GUIDE: Who’s running for mayor, councillor, trustee in 2022 municipal elections in Wilmot Township

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In October, residents of Wilmot Township will head to the polls to vote for who will represent them on the Council’s Horseshoe, in Waterloo Region and on local school boards.

The 2022 municipal and school elections will take place on October 24.

The New Hamburg Independent has compiled a list of the candidates and what you need to know to vote. This article will be updated regularly as new applicants register.

RUNNING ?

The nomination period for candidates to register began on May 2.

MAYOR

Jennifer Pfenning (current Ward 4 Councillor)

DISTRICT COUNCILOR 1

None

DISTRICT COUNCILOR 2

Kris Wilkinson

DISTRICT COUNCILOR 3

Harvir Sidhu

DISTRICT COUNCILOR 4

Steven Martin

REGIONAL PRESIDENT

Karen Redman

Nostril Dat Sookram

ADMINISTRATOR, WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

None

ADMINISTRATOR, WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Scott Piatkowski

George Schmidt

TRUSTEE, VIAMONDE SCHOOL BOARD

None

ADMINISTRATOR, MONAVENIR CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD

None

WHO CAN I VOTE FOR?

In the 2022 municipal and school board elections, voters will have the opportunity to select the following:

Mayor – elected by universal suffrage by the voters of the entire municipality.

Councilor – one elected in each of the wards by the voters of each, two elected for ward 4.

Administrator — three for each of the public and Catholic school boards in the Waterloo Region, and one for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French public) or the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (separate French).

In Wilmot, there are four school boards that a resident can vote for. Which council election you vote for is determined by where you direct the school portion of your property taxes.

WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE?

You are eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal and school board elections if you meet the following criteria on election day:

• Canadian citizen

• be at least 18 years old

• reside in Wilmot Township or are the owner/tenant of land in the town, or the spouse of an owner/tenant

Voter notification cards and letters will be mailed to eligible voters in September 2022.

WHERE CAN I VOTE?

Wilmot residents can vote online and by phone. In addition to an 11-day online and telephone voting period, Wilmot Township voters can vote by paper ballot on advance polling days in early October. Advance voting dates will be announced later this year.

WHAT DO I NEED TO VOTE?

Voters will need to bring identification showing your name and address to receive a ballot on election day.

The voter identification card cannot be used as identification. A separate ID will be required.

Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license or Ontario health card, property assessment or utility bill.

ARE YOU ON THE CITY’S ELECTORAL LIST?

Visit VoterResearch.ca to confirm that you are on the list and update your information.

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