The next regular Municipal Election will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Subscribe to this page and watch our news and notices for upcoming updates on candidate nomination and voting information.

Voting eligibility and the voter's list

 Eligible electors can cast ballots for the following offices:

Mayor – one (1) elected at large

Deputy Mayor - one (1) elected at large

Ward 1 Councillor – one (1) elected per ward

Ward 2 Councillor - one (1) elected per ward

Ward 3 Councillor - one (1) elected per ward

English Public School Board Trustee – one (1) elected per board

  Who is Eligible to Vote?

A person is entitled to vote in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal if they are a qualified elector. That means on voting day you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18-years-old;
  • Live in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, or own or rent (tenant) property in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, or are the spouse of an owner or tenant; and
  • Not prohibited from voting by law.

An owner or tenant of non-residential property, or spouse, is not eligible to vote for a School Board Trustee.

 Who Cannot Vote?
  • A person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • A corporation;
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity; and
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day.
  Are You On The Voters' List?

Beginning on September 1, 2022, electors will be able to verify that their name is on the Voter List along with relevant information, including the electors correct date of birth.

To verify you are on the Voters’ List for the upcoming 2022 Municipal Elections please call or visit the Township Office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals may be required to come into the Township Office to fill out a form and provide identification. Electors can complete the Application to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters’ List form with proof of identity to the Township Office.

The Township will be holding an after hours voter registration session at the Ingredion Arena meeting room on Thursday October 13 from 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Eligible voters that are not able to attend the Township Office in Spencerville during regular business hours can drop by the arena to verify if they are on the voters’ list. In order to be added to the voters’ list or to have information corrected, you will be required to complete a short form and provide ID that shows proof of name and qualifying municipal address.
 Acceptable Documents For Voter Identification
 You must present one of the following documents, showing your name and address:
  1. Ontario driver's licence
  2. Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  3. Ontario Photo Card
  4. Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  5. Cancelled personalized cheque
  6. Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  7. Insurance policy or insurance statement
  8. Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  9. Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  10. Any other document from the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario, or from an agency or such a government
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  12. Income tax assessment notice
  13. Child tax benefit statement
  14. Statement of employment insurance benefits paid T4E
  15. Statement of old age security T4A (OAS)
  16. Canada Pension Plan statement of contributions
  17. Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works
  18. Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  19. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board statement of benefits T5007
  20. Property tax assessment
  21. Credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  22. CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  23. Hospital card or record
  24. Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  25. Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the administrator for the home
  26. Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV, or a bill from a public utilities commission
  27. Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  28. Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
 School Board Trustee Election 
In order to vote in a school board election you must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen. If you are a resident, property owner or tenant in the Township, you are eligible to vote for school board trustees. You are only allowed to vote for the same school board once.

If you are eligible to vote in the Township because you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of a commercial property, you are not eligible to vote for a school trustee.  

There are four different kinds of school boards in Ontario:

 English-language public school board
This is the default - unless you are qualified to vote for a separate or French board, you will vote for the English public school board in your area.
 English-language separate school board
You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.
 French-language public school board
You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.
 French-language separate school board
You must be Roman Catholic and a French language rights holder and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French separate school board. If your spouse is Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

“Supporter” refers to which school board the school portion of your property taxes goes to. The default is the public school system. In order to be a separate school supporter, you must direct your taxes to the separate school system. Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (1-866-296-6722) for more information.

The 2022 Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Municipal Election will be working with Intelivote Systems Inc. to provide eVoting services to eligible voters. This includes the convenience and independence of voting from anywhere via telephone, internet or in-person at the voting station during the October 17 - 24, 2022 voting period. 

Voters will also have the choice of voting by paper ballot on Election Day, October 24, 2022 at the voting station. 

 Telephone and Internet

Vote at your own convenience by internet or telephone!

Electors in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal will have the option to vote electronically, by internet or telephone. 

A Voter Information Letter will be mailed to you directly in the month of October, providing you with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will allow you to vote 24 hours a day for 8 days, from Monday, October 17th at 10 am to Monday, October 24th at 8 pm, from any touch tone telephone or any device connected to the internet. 

As an added security feature, you will be asked to add your date of birth before voting. If you are unsure that your full date of birth is on the voter's list, you may by contacting the Clerk's Department. 

To help familiarize yourself with internet and telephone voting options, a short informational video is available to walk you through the voting process.

 Paper Ballots

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

Name of Location


Drummond Building

22 Ryan St. Spencerville

South Edwardsburgh Community Centre

24 Sutton Dr. Johnstown

Ingredion Centre Arena

4050 Dishaw St. Cardinal


 Ward Map

The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal is divided into three electoral wards. Each ward has one elected representative on Council. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected at large and represent citizens from all wards.

Ward Summary:

  • Ward 1 is comprised of Cardinal and surrounding area 
  • Ward 2 is comprised of Johnstown, New Wexford and surrounding area 
  • Ward 3 is comprised of Spencerville and surrounding area 

View our ward map to find out which ward you live in.

If you do not have access to a telephone or the internet, or need assistance casting your votes during the advanced voting period, you can come to the Township Office located at 18 Centre Street, Spencerville during regular office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 


The Municipal Elections are administered by the Municipal Clerk, who acts as the Returning Officer under the authority of the Municipal Elections Act.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rebecca Williams, Clerk
Phone: 613-658-3055 x105
Toll free: 1-866-848-9099
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Candise Newcombe, Deputy Clerk
Phone: 613-658-3055 x108
Toll free: 1-866-848-9099
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