Municipal Election Nominations open May 2

Friday, April 8, 2022

Nominations for City Council and school board trustees for this fall’s municipal election open on Monday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. The last day to file a nomination is August 19, 2022, by 2 p.m. 
The 2022 Municipal election takes place on Monday, October 24. The City of Sault Ste. Marie will elect one Mayor, and 10 Councillors. In addition, voters will elect school board trustees for English and French boards. 
A person may be nominated for office if they: 
(a) reside in the City of Sault Ste. Marie (or are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant) 
(b) are a Canadian citizen; 
(c) are at least 18 years old; and 
(d) are not prohibited from voting, by reason of serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution; being a corporation; being an executor or trustee; being a person convicted of a corrupt practice described in the Municipal Elections Act; or a former candidate in the 2018 election who failed to file financial statements. 
Before incurring any expenses or collecting any money, candidates must file a nomination form along with the filing fee with the City Clerk. Candidates for City Council will also require 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors. Forms are available on the City’s election webpage at
Nomination forms must be signed by the candidate and filed in person or by an agent (no email or fax) with the City Clerk. 
Two pieces of identification must be presented showing name, qualifying address and signature. 
Filing fees are $200 for Mayor and $100 for all other offices (cash, debit or certified cheque). 
Appointments to complete the nomination filing process are recommended to ensure availability of the City Clerk. Appointments may be made by calling 705-759-5388 or emailing
A two-hour Candidate Training Session presented by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be held by Zoom at 6 p.m. on April 26, 2022, Topics to be covered include an overview of the responsibilities set out in legislation for candidates/third-party advertisers and a general overview of the roles and responsibilities of members of Council.  

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