On Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, Kingstonians will head to the polls to elect a new municipal council. The City of Kingston asks residents to confirm they are registered to vote at VoterLookUp.ca.
“The recent Ontario Provincial Election had the lowest voter turnout in history, leading many people to draw the conclusion that voters are apathetic,” said Janet Jaynes, Assistant Returning Officer.
According to a release from the City, Jaynes regularly supports City Council meetings and has witnessed firsthand how deeply residents care about their community. “The Kingston I know is anything but indifferent. We are an engaged community. Let’s prove it at the polls this fall,” Jaynes said.
The municipal government has a direct impact on residents every single day, the City stated, with oversight of services that include (but are not limited to) public transit, roads and sidewalks, waste and recycling, parks and recreation, and more. Council also sets strategic priorities, which guide the work of City staff for the four years of their term. Kingston residents are invited to review the current Council’s priorities now.
Confirm you’re registered to vote
- Confirm you’re on the Voters’ List at VoterLookup.ca.
- Learn more about Voting Day and who is eligible to vote at CityofKingston.ca/Vote.
- Tell people why you’re going to vote on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Use hashtag #YGKvotes
The City said that registering in advance helps ensure a seamless voting experience, and is a necessary step for those who plan to vote online.
Not too Late to Run
Anyone interested in making a run for Mayor, District Councillor, or School Board Trustee, take heart — it’s not too late to put your name in the running. Candidates can file nomination papers until 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
- Learn more about eligibility criteria and what the job entails.
- Resources, including nomination forms.
- Key dates
Ready to file? Book a 30-minute appointment with a City Clerk.