Information for Voters

The last regular Municipal Election to elect and Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees was held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Eligible electors casted ballots for the following offices:

  • Mayor – one (1) elected at large
  • Councillors – six (6) elected at large
  • School Board Trustee – one (1) elected per board

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be:

  • a resident of the Town of Prescott, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

An owner or tenant of non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for a School Board Trustee.

You cannot vote if you are:

  • a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation;
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity; and
  • a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day.

In order to vote in a school board election you must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen. If you are a resident, property owner or tenant in the Township, you are eligible to vote for school board trustees. You are only allowed to vote for the same school board once.

If you are eligible to vote in a municipality because you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of a commercial property, you are not eligible to vote for a school trustee.  

There are four different kinds of school boards in Ontario:

English-language public school board

This is the default - unless you are qualified to vote for a separate or French board, you will vote for the English public school board in your area.

English-language separate school board

You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

French-language public school board

You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

French-language separate school board

You must be a Roman Catholic and a French language rights holder and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French separate school board. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

“Supporter” refers to which school board the school portion of your property taxes goes to. The default is the public school system. In order to be a separate school supporter, you must direct your taxes to the separate school system. Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (1-866-296-6722) for more information.

Check to see if you are on the Voter's List for the 2022 election. Visit Voter Look Up to confirm your information, update your information, or add a name to your property address. 

The 2022 Town of Prescott Municipal Election will be working with Intelivote Systems Inc. to provide eVoting services to eligible voters. This includes the convenience an independence of voting from anywhere via telephone, internet or in-person at the voting station during the October 17 - 24, 2022 voting period. 

Voters will also have the choice of voting by paper ballot on Election Day at the voting station. Voters may visit the voting location through the voting period. 

Internet Only

Advanced Voting Period: October 17 to 21 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Town Hall
360 Dibble Street West,
Prescott

Internet and Paper Ballots

Election Day - Monday, October 24, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall
360 Dibble Street West,
Prescott

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