Municipal Election

Election results are in! 

Collingwood hit a voter turnout of 39.67% at the close of polls on October 24! To view a full list of the certified election results click below:

Certified Election Results

Summary of results for Collingwood Council:

Mayor: Yvonne Hamlin

Deputy Mayor: Tim Fryer

Councillors: Kathy Jeffery, Deb Doherty, Brandon Houston, Chris Potts, Rob Ring, Christopher Baines, Steve Perry

View full Notice: 2022 Municipal and School Board Election - Unofficial Results


IMPORTANT: October 24, 2022 at 7:30PM

The Town of Collingwood experienced a brief delay with the internet voting system. This delay was for approximately a half-hour in length. As such, voting will be extended to 9:00PM this evening to allow those interrupted while casting their digital ballot the ability to vote.  If you prefer to vote in person, voting will also be available at the Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood until 9:00PM today. Thank you very much for your patience. 


Information for CandidatesSchool Board TrusteeThird Party Advertisers

Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years in Ontario, with the next election scheduled for October 24, 2022. This election includes the election of Collingwood Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.

Members of Collingwood Council are elected through an at large election process, meaning each council member represents all tax payers and residents of Collingwood and not a specific ward or area. 

Town of Collingwood Council:
Mayor (One Position)
Deputy Mayor (One Position)
Councillor (Seven Positions)

School Board Trustee:    
Simcoe County District School Board (English Public)
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (English Separate)
Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French Public)
Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (French Separate)

    We are available to answer your questions about the upcoming municipal election using one of the contact methods provided below, or come see us at the Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street during regular business hours: 

    Email: election@collingwood.ca
    Phone: 705-445-1030 ext. 3800

    Each municipality and school board must appoint a compliance audit committee. Collingwood is part of a Joint Compliance Audit Committee that is shared between the lower tier municipalities within the County of Simcoe: Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Clearview, Collingwood, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Oro-Medonte, Penetanguishene, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, Tiny, Wasaga Beach, and the City of Orillia. Compliance Audit Committee meetings are administered through the County of Simcoe. 

    Committee Mandate: An investigative/adjudicative body created to enforce provincially enacted laws related to municipal election campaign funding.

    Every candidate and every third party advertiser must file a financial statement which reports their contributions and expenses.

    If you are an eligible voter and you believe, on reasonable grounds, that a candidate or a third party advertiser has contravened the election finance rules, you may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate’s or the third party advertiser’s finances. The application must be in writing and must set out the reasons why you believe that the candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the rules.

    An application for a compliance audit must be submitted to the municipal clerk within 90 days of the filing deadline. The deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file their financial statements is the last Friday in March following the election (March 31, 2023).

    The deadline for a candidate to file a supplementary financial statement is the last Friday in September (September 29, 2023). If a candidate files a supplementary financial statement, an application for a compliance audit may be submitted within 90 days of the supplementary filing deadline.

    Timelines:

    March 31, 2023: Initial financial statements and auditor's report (if required) are required to be filed by all candidates

    May 2, 2023: Report setting out all candidates and registered third parties in an elcetion along with an indication of whether each has filed a financial statement and auditor's report to be made available to the public

    June 29, 2023: Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit of a candidate or third party's initial financial statement (fillable application form to be posted shortly) 

    Resources: