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Municipal And School Board Elections 2022


April 29, 2022

Brandon, MB – General municipal elections are held every four years on the fourth Wednesday in October. The City of Brandon’s Legislative Services Department and the Senior Election Official (SEO) has released an online resource available at brandonvotes.ca for this fall’s municipal election.  

This year, the community of Brandon elects its mayor and councillors, along with the Brandon School Division board of trustees, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. 

City of Brandon SEO Heather Ewasiuk encourages all members of the public to visit brandonvotes.ca and familiarize themselves with the municipal election process and the key dates along the way. Prospective mayor and councillor candidates will find out how to register as a candidate, how to navigate the registration and nomination process, as well as a listing of all the important campaign finance rules. 

“This election is an opportunity for Brandon residents to participate in building a strong, healthy and sustainable local government,” notes Ewasiuk. “I encourage all interested candidates and voters to become familiar with the election process. As we get closer to the fall election, more information about registered candidates, advanced voting opportunities and Election Day voting places, will be shared with all members of the public.” 
 

Information For Candidates 

The campaign registration period for mayoral candidates begins May 2nd, 2022, and the campaign registration period for city councillor candidates begins June 30th, 2022.  

All potential candidates must register with the SEO before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, raise funds, or borrow money for their campaign. Additional information on registration can be found at City of Brandon - Candidate Registration Info
 

In order to qualify as a candidate for municipal council, a person must be: 

  • a Canadian citizen 

  • at least 18 years of age on Election Day 

  • a resident of Manitoba 

  • a qualified voter of the municipality (has either resided or owned property in the municipality for at least six months before Election Day) 

  • not subject to disqualification under The Municipal Act or any other Act 


The Municipal Act disqualifies the following people from being nominated:  

  • a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench or the Court of Appeal 

  • a provincial judge or justice of the peace 

  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada 


Potential municipal and school board trustee candidates can submit nomination papers during the nomination period of September 14th to 20th, 2022. Information packages for Brandon School Division board of trustee candidates will be available by mid-August. 


Information For Voters 

While the municipal election is still months away, one of the important steps in ensuring a smooth election is an up-to-date Voters List. This is a key piece in ensuring that all eligible individuals can vote in their ward. If an individual has recently moved to Brandon, rents their home, or has changed addresses recently, they are encouraged to call 204-724-2654 or email brandonvotes@brandon.ca to ensure their name is on the voters list. Revisions will be accepted to the voters list until September 20th, 2022.