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Please note: Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Want to make a difference in your community? Interested in becoming more involved in the day-to-day business of your local government? Are you thinking about running for Council for the Township of Lake of Bays? Please review the below information.


Nomination for candidates for the 2022 Municipal Elections opens on Monday, May 2, 2022 and closes on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Eligible voters will elect a number of different positions on Voting Day, including:

  • One (1) Mayor
  • One (2) District Councillors
  • Four (4) Ward Councillors (one for each Ward) - Interactive Ward Map

The four (4) year term of office for the next Council begins on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.


Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they meet the Candidate Qualifications prior to filing their nomination papers. A nomination paper must be filed prior to accepting campaign contributions or incurring expenses. To run for Council (Mayor, District Councillor or Ward Councillor) the person must be:

  • A resident of the Township of Lake of Bays; or
  • A non-resident who is an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Lake of Bays or the spouse of or same sex partner of such an owner or tenant; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age; and
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office; and 
  • Able to provide at least 25 signatures from individuals eligible to vote in the Township of Lake of Bays on the day they signed the endorsement.

Nomination Package

Please print ALL the following documents for the complete Nomination Package

Candidate Information 

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This webpage provides potential Candidates and School Board Trustee's and Third Party Advertisers with additional resources for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Trustee Election. 

Training and Webinars 


  • Thinking of Running for Municipal Council or School Board Trustee?  An Information Session for Municipal Election and School Board Candidates was held on April 5, 2022. You can view the video here:

    Candidate Information Session (VIDEO) - April 5, 2022

    This session was hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and provides information on:

    • Roles and responsibilities of elected officials, staff and Third-Party Advertisers
    • Eligibility rules
    • Nomination process
    • Campaign finances
    • Compliance audit
    • Voters’ list
    • Scrutineers
    • Recounts
    • Resources

    Link to Presentation Slides

    For more information on how to run as a candidate for local council, or how to register as a third-party advertiser, the 2022 Candidates' Guide and 2022 Third-Party Advertisers' Guide - provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - are now available.

  • A free virtual session regarding municipal election candidate finances.

    Candidate Finance Info Session (VIDEO) - August 25, 2022

    This session was hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and provides information on:
    • Running for a different office (finance implications)

    • TPA nomination and advertising

    • Contributions and contributor limits

    • Self funding
    • Borrowing
    • Spending limits
    • Campaign finance
    • Financial Statement
    • Surplus
    • Compliance audit
    • Penalties
    • Forms 4 and 8

      Link to Presentation Slides

Election Procedures 

 Election Procedures

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