The next regular Municipal and School Board Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Residents will head to the polls to elect:

  • The Mayor of Port Colborne
  • Eight (8) Port Colborne City Councillors, two per Ward. To see updated maps for Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, click here
  • Regional Councillor: One (1) to be elected to represent the City of Port Colborne at the Niagara Region
  • One (1) Trustee for District School Board of Niagara
  • One (1) Trustee for Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • One (1) Trustee for Le Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • One (1) Trustee for Le Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir 

Candidate Information

Who can be a Candidate?

  • Candidates must be a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;

  • not legally prohibited from voting;

  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

  • Candidates will need 25 signatures of endorsement from eligible voters and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor) 

When Can I file my Nomination Paperwork for the Municipal Election?

Nomination paperwork can be filed in person in the Clerk’s Office located at City Hall from May 2nd to 2 p.m. on August 19th during normal business hours for the following offices: 

  • Mayor of Port Colborne
  • Eight (8) Port Colborne City Councillors, two per Ward (Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Regional Councillor: One (1) to be elected to represent the City of Port Colborne at the Niagara Region 

Nominations for School Board Trustee for the following School Boards can be filed in person in the Clerk’s Office located in the Town of Fort Erie at 1 Municipal Centre Dr.
Fort Erie, ON, L2A 2S6

  • District School Board of Niagara
  • Niagara Catholic District School Board 

Nomination paperwork for School Board Trustee for the following School Boards can be filed in person in the Clerk’s Office located in the City of Welland at 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario L3B 3X4 

  • Le Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
  • Le Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir

Forms and More Information

2022 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Candidate Guide

2022 Port Colborne Candidates Guide

Nomination Form

Endorsement of Nomination Form

Port Colborne Election Sign By-law

MMAH Presentation for Candidates 

Registered Candidates

The following are candidates registered to run for office in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election in the City of Port Colborne. 

All nominations are unofficial until certified by the Clerk.

Candidates may withdraw their nominations up until 2:00 p.m. on Friday August 19, 2021. The Clerk will certify or reject nominations by 4:00 pm on August 22, 2022.

 Registered Candidates for City Council
 More information to follow. Stay tuned.
 Registered School Board Trustee Candidates
School BoardNameEmailPhone Number

Niagara Catholic
District School Board

Danny Di Lorenzo dldilorenzo@icloud.com

(289) 241-1746

Niagara Catholic
District School Board

Karen Desjardins

karen.fieldandforest@gmail.com

(905) 984-7139

Seat at the Table Program

Niagara Region is offering a series of workshops to help communities that are underrepresented in municipal politics feel informed and educated when making the decision to run for local government.

Learn more about the Seat at the Table program on the Region's project page.

Third Party Advertiser

Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. The meaning of “third party” in this context means a person or entity who is not a candidate. Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign. 

For More Information and Forms: 

2022 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Third Party Advertisers’ Guide

Notice of Registration – Third Party 

 2022 Voting Methods

 More information to come. Stay tuned.

Who can Vote in the Municipal Elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the elections, is:

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • a Canadian citizen; and 
  • a resident of the municipality, a property owner or tenant, or the spouse of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.  

Find out who is eligible to vote, how to vote, and how you can support candidates by viewing the Ministry's 2022 Voter's Guide.

Am I on the Voters List?

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for compiling information from eligible Ontario voters to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. 

Eligible electors can visit voterlookup.ca to:

  • confirm or update electoral information;
  • add an elector's name to an address; and
  • change school support for the purpose of voting in a school board election.

2022 Key Elections Dates

May 2, 2022 
  • Candidate Nomination Period opens. Nomination forms may be filed during regular business hours in the Office of the City Clerk, located at 66 Charlotte Street.
    • A person cannot raise or spend money on an election campaign until they have filed the nomination paperwork.

August 19, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.

  •  Nomination Day. Candidate Nomination Period closes.
    • Those interested in running as a candidate have until 2:00 p.m. to file their nomination papers, withdraw a nomination, or change office.

August 22, 2022

  • Certification of Nomination Forms and Acclamations. The City Clerk will certify nomination forms prior to 4:00 p.m.
    • If there are positions declared elected by acclamation (e.g. no other candidates running for the same position), a list will be posted by the City after 4:00 p.m.

September 1, 2022

  • Voters' List available to candidates

September 2022

  • Voters' List is made available.
    • The Clerk shall make the list of voters available to persons entitled. 

October 2022

  • In-person advance polls. More information to follow. Stay tuned.

October 24, 2022

  • Election Day
    • Voting locations will be open at 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for specific locations (e.g. retirement homes) with reduced voting hours.
    • Voting locations will be announced closer to voting day. Stay tuned.

Week of October 24, 2022

  • Official election results are declared by the City clerk as soon as possible after voting day.

November 15, 2022

  • New Council terms begins.

November 22, 2022

  • Inaugural meeting of City Council.