2022 Municipal Elections - Who has put their name in the hat?

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Deadline is 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

The City of Richmond Hill will have fall municipal elections to elect:

  • Mayor
  • 2 Regional and Local Councillors
  • 6 Ward Councillors
  • School Board Trustees

Registered Candidates:

  • Mayor - David West, Holo Devnani, Carmine Perrelli, Domenic Bardari
  • Regional & Local Councillor - Godwin Chan, Joe DiPaola, Marco Coletta, Abu Alam, Terrence Au
  • Ward 1 - Carol Davidson, Greg Beros, Catherine Dellerba, Weibo Cheng
  • Ward 2 - Tom Muench, Sigmund Lee, Tabinda Jatoi, Yehuda Goldberg, Scott Thompson
  • Ward 3 - Juni Yeung, Castro Liu
  • Ward 4 - Raika Sheppard, Simon Cui, Rose A. Weinberg, Mahnaz Shahbazi, Johnny So, Liana Falzone, Harry H. Harakh
  • Ward 5 - Wil Husnutdinov, Yuliya Benedziktavich, Richard Rupp, Vera Murano, Sarkis Assadourian, Anders Lindfors-Wheeler, Emmanuel Lazaris, Karen Cilevitz, Shohreh Sabagh Pour, Tarun Saroya
  • Ward 6 - Carol Chan, Sharon Chisholm, Kate Jiang, Yung Li, Michael Shiu, Linda Zhang, Julie Maxey

There are also candidates registered for school trustee.
Click HERE for more information

Voting Day is October 24, 2022  with the term of Council being  November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

Online voting will be available from October 18 to 24 and in-person voting on October 22, 23 and 24.

Municipal elections occur every four years in Ontario on a date set by the province. This year, the elections are on the first day of Diwali, a major religious festival for many Richmond Hill residents. The variety of voting options provides those celebrating Diwali flexibility to choose a time and method to vote that is convenient for them.

Who can vote?

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Voting Day (October 24, 2022);
  • A resident, owner or tenant of land in the City of Richmond Hill, or the spouse of such tenant or owner; and
  • Not otherwise prohibited by law from voting.

To vote you must also be on the Voters’ List, which is managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Visit www.VoterLookUp.ca to update your voter information. If members of your family are no longer eligible Richmond Hill voters, such as adult children who have moved away from Richmond Hill, they need to call MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 to be removed from the list.

Candidate eligibility

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Voting Day (October 24, 2022);
  • A resident of the City of Richmond Hill, or the owner or tenant of land in Richmond Hill (or the spouse of any such owner or tenant of land).

Potential candidates must comply with all provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
This includes, but is not limited to, not accepting any contributions or incurring any expenses pertaining to their election campaign until after their nomination is filed with and accepted by the City Clerk.
Potential candidates should carefully review the full eligibility requirements and nomination information at www.RichmondHill.ca/RHVotes before submitting their nomination. 

Filing a nomination

  • To file a nomination, eligible candidates must email [email protected] to make an appointment with the Office of the City Clerk at Richmond Hill’s Municipal Offices (225 East Beaver Creek Road).
  • Completed forms can be filled in and printed before the scheduled meeting, but should only be signed at the meeting.
  • At the time of filing, all Council candidates must submit a completed nomination form, at least 25 fully complete endorsements on the prescribed form, the declaration of qualification and pay the prescribed filing fee. Trustee candidates are not required to provide endorsements.
  • Forms are available at www.RichmondHill.ca/RHVotes . Nominations will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

For more information about the 2022 Municipal Elections visit www.RichmondHill.ca/RHVotes.