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The municipal election voting period ended Monday, October 24, 2022.

The Town of Aylmer is pleased to release the final results of the 2022 Town of Aylmer Municipal Election.

Final results for Mayor are as follows:
• Tom Charlton (450 votes)
• Jack Couckuyt (712 votes) (ELECTED)
• Ted McDonald (539 votes)

Final results for Deputy-Mayor are as follows:
• Pete Barbour (1181 votes) (ELECTED)
• Fred Buro (301 votes)
• Isaac Neufeld (177 votes)
Final results for School Board Trustee are as follows:
• John Allen (468 votes)*
• Meagan Ruddock (940 votes)*
• Bruce Smith (695 votes)*
*See the City of St. Thomas website for final schoolboard results.

Voter turnout was 31.40 per cent of registered voters. In comparison, voter turnout for the 2018 election was 29.50 per cent of registered voters.

The Town would like to thank all candidates for their willingness to serve the residents of Aylmer.

Official Results Document

Nominations opened on May 2, 2022 and closed at 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022. The list of candidates for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election is certified. All candidates for the position of Councillor have been acclaimed. Original Nomination papers are available for viewing at Town Hall, 46 Talbot St. W Aylmer upon request.

Notice – List of Certified Candidates 

Notice – Declaration of Acclamation to Office

School Board Elections

Lists of certified candidates from the administering municipalities are available below:

English Public (City of St. Thomas)

English Separate Candidates (City of St. Thomas)

French Public Candidate (City of Sarnia)

French Separate (City of Woodstock)


A person is eligible to vote in an election held in the Town of Aylmer, if on voting day the person is:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Residing in the Town of Aylmer, or the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Aylmer, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • Is not otherwise prohibited from voting.

2022 Voters Guide

Voting Period

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, an election is being held on October 24, 2022. The Voting Period begins on October 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Voting Method

Throughout the Voting Period, eligible electors may vote with the use of internet or telephone. A Voter Information Letter will be mailed directly to all eligible electors on the Voter’s List. Eligible electors may also visit the Voter Help Centre, located at Aylmer Town Hall (West Entrance off Centre Street) 46 Talbot Street West, Aylmer ON N5H 1J7.

Voter Help Centre – 46 Talbot Street West
October 17
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 18 – 21
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 24
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Revision & Help Centre

Eligible electors may visit or contact Town Hall (see below contact and address information) for assistance with revisions to the Voter’s List or to vote during the Voting Period. The Revision and Help Centre will be open during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).


The following are key dates in the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election Campaign:

Wednesday April 27, 2022

Monday May 2, 2022

  • First day Nominations can be accepted for Council and School Board positions.
    • Once the nomination paper is filed with the Clerk, the candidate can start raising and spending money on their campaign
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to candidates
    • Preliminary contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
  • First day to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
    • A third party advertiser cannot raise or spend money on their campaign, nor begin advertising, until their registration is certified by the City Clerk.
    • Preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertiser upon certification.

Friday August 19, 2022 – Nomination Day

  • Nomination forms must be submitted no later than 2:00pm on this day to be considered for the ballot.
  • Last day to withdraw nomination for office or change office

Monday August 22, 2022

  • All nominations to be examined and certified by 4:00pm.
  • Official List of Candidates Posted with any Declarations of Acclamation

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  • Voters’ List available to candidates

Friday, September 23, 2022

  • Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third party advertisers
  • Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)

Friday, October 21, 2022

  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser

Early-Mid October, 2022

  • Voting Period for Electors
  • Advanced Voting and Voter’s Assistance
  • The Town of Aylmer will have a Voter’s Information Centre open for at least one week providing residents the opportunity to attend a complete their voting in advance of the election.

Monday October 24, 2022 – Election Day

  • Closing day of online voting
  • The Town of Aylmer will use Internet/Telephone Voting for the 2022 Election. There will be a kiosk location available if you require telephone or internet access. The details of this kiosk and location will be available closer to Election Day.

Tuesday November 15, 2022 

  • Term of New Council – November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026


Elections Procedure Manual

Guide to Accessible Elections

The Province of Ontario Voters’ Guide

The Province of Ontario Candidates’ Guide

Third Party Advertisers

Candidates Information Session

Are you a potential candidate for the 2022 Municipal Election?  Watch the recording of the “So You Want To Run For Council” training session on Wednesday April 27, 2022 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  This workshop will give you an understanding of Council’s roles and responsibilities. It will also explain how duties and responsibilities of public office will impact your life. The slide deck for the meeting is available for download.

This event was jointly hosted by the Town of Aylmer, Township of Malahide and Municipality of Bayham at the East Elgin Community Complex (EECC) 531 Talbot St. W., Aylmer.

Who should attend:

  • Potential Candidates
  • Spouses or Partners
  • Anyone interested in learning more about local government

Topics Include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff
  • Eligibility rules
  • Nomination process
  • Campaign finances
  • Compliance audit
  • Voters’ list and voting proxy
  • Scrutineers
  • Recounts
  • Resources

The nomination period for the 2022 Municipal Election opens on May 2, 2022 and closes on August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) at 2:00 PM. A candidate for municipal office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector in the Town of Aylmer and meet all the requirements of an elector as outlined above.

Campaigns begin once a candidate has filed their nomination papers and end on October 23, 2022. Candidates may not accept donations, spend money, nor advertise their campaign until their nomination is filed.

If you are interested in running for office, you are encouraged to view the Ministry’s Candidates Guide. Copies are available through the Town Hall Office.

Full details on how to become a candidate can be found in the 2022 Candidates Package & Election Campaign Forms, which will be available for pickup at the Candidates Information Session or at Townhall during nomination period from May 2 to August29, 2022. Questions may be directed to the Clerk by phone at 519-773-3164 or via email.



2018 Town of Aylmer Election 

  • 1499 out of a total of 5081 eligible electors used the internet and
    telephone options in 2018, which equates to a 29.50% voter turnout.
  • 150 residents attended the Voter Help Centre located at Town
    Hall throughout the Election Period.
  • First Election year utilizing internet/ telephone voting in the
    Town. The alternative internet and telephone voting method worked well and was generally well received by the community.

Results for the 2018 Town of Aylmer Election are available on the Town of Aylmer 2018 Municipal Election page. 



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