2022 Municipal Election Information

The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Ajax Council has approved the use of internet and telephone alternative voting methods for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections.

 Voter Information
 Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is: 
  • 18 years of age or older; 
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election; and
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order to cast a ballot.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides the preliminary voters’ list to the Town before the election. Not sure if you’re on the voters’ list? Check and update your municipal voter information at https://www.voterlookup.ca/

 Candidate Information
Nomination and registration periods begin on May 2, 2022. More information will be posted as it is made available.

Candidates must be:
  • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

Candidates for Ajax Council must submit 25 endorsements from electors with their nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

 2022 Key Dates

 Monday, May 2

  • First day to file a nomination paper for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee
    • once the nomination paper is filed with the Clerk, the candidate can start raising and spending money on their campaign
    • preliminary spending limits provided to candidates
    • preliminary self-contribution limits 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 Clerk
    • preliminary spending limit provided to third party advertiser upon certification

Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

  • Deadline for candidates to:
    • file a nomination
    • withdraw a nomination
    • change office

Monday, August 22

  • Last day for the Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers

Thursday, September 1

  • Voters’ List available to candidates

Friday, September 23

  • 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

  • Last day to register as a third party advertiser

Monday, October 24

  • Election Day
 2023 Key Dates

Tuesday, January 3

  • End of campaign period for candidates and third party advertisers
  • Last day to file a Notice of Extension, Form 6, to continue campaigning to erase a deficit

Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m.

  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file regular campaign period financial statements

Friday, June 30

  • End of extended campaign period

Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m.

  • Deadline for candidates and third party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)
 Resources
What ward do I live in? View the Interactive Ward Map.

2018 Official Results 

Click each race to see the results, or see the Official Results and Detailed Results Breakdown.

Mayor

Shaun COLLIER - 10,799

Colleen JORDAN - 8,293

Arthur AUGUSTINE - 2,996

Jennifer BROWN - 2,156

Carion FENN - 963

Abstain - 357

Regional Councillor, Ward 1

Marilyn CRAWFORD - 6,738

Mohamed Kalim KARATELLA - 1,662

Abstain - 243

Local Councillor, Ward 1

Rob TYLER MORIN - 2,378

Marsha Lynn JONES DOOLEY - 2,078

Michael BISSONNETTE - 1,914

Christopher GILLETT - 708

Margaret CECCONET - 683

Robert BISHOP - 678

Abstain - 204

Regional Councillor, Ward 2

Sterling LEE - 2,901

Nancy HENRY - 2,512

Muhammad ASIF - 1,502

Abstain - 289

Local Councillor, Ward 2

Ashmeed KHAN - 1,530

Kenroy WILSON - 1,421

Ashish PANDYA - 1,397

Tyrone FERNANDO - 1,243

Scott CRAWFORD - 891

Larry LEUNG - 285

Arsalan IQBAL - 247

Abstain - 190

Regional Councillor, Ward 3

Joanne DIES - 6,685

Kurtis MCALEER - 2,688

Abstain - 344

Local Councillor, Ward 3

Lisa BOWER - 4,380

Pat BROWN - 2,826

Clayton MCLEAN - 904

Matthew POND - 886

Dane RECORD - 317

Joe CAREEN - 252

Abstain - 152

Regional Chair, Region of Durham - AJAX results only

John HENRY - 10,162

Tom DINGWALL - 7,191

John MUTTON - 2,946

Muhammad Ahsin SAHI - 2,174

Peter NEAL - 1,391

Abstain - 1,700

Durham District School Board Trustee, Wards 1 & 2

Patrice BARNES - 5,722

Waqqas SYED - 1,698

Roselyn SAGAR-LAL - 1,528

Selladurai JEYAKUMARAN - 1,512

Manny WU - 628

Shafura MIR - 251

Abstain - 860

Durham District School Board Trustee, Ward 3

Donna EDWARDS - 6,274

Sadhna LAL - 876

Abstain - 539

Durham Catholic District School Board Trustee

Monique FORSTER - 3,572

Janice OLDMAN - 3,185

Angelo PERERA - 1,527

Abstain - 230

Trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde - AJAX results only

Sylvie A. LANDRY - 68

Anna-Karyna RUSZKOWSKI - 36

Abstain - 2

Trustee, Conseil scolaire Catholique MonAvenir - AJAX results only

Roger BRIDEAU - 102

Marcellin KWILU MONDO - 86

Andre LINSKY - 42

Balonda NKONGOLO - 12

Abstain - 11

Candidate Financial Statements

Candidates who filed a nomination for the 2018 Municipal Election are required to file a Financial Statement (Form 4) no later than Friday March 29th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Financial statements are public documents and are legally required to be made publicly available. A candidate must submit a separate financial statement for each office in which they were nominated, even if they later withdrew.

In accordance with section 88.23(4) of the Municipal Elections Act, please see the Town Clerk's Report on candidates that have complied with section 88.25 of the Act. 

Submitted Candidate Financial Statements for 2018

ASIF, Muhammad - submitted during late filing period with late filing fee

AUGUSTINE, Arthur

BARNES, Patrice

BISHOP, Robert

BISSONNETTE, Michael

BOWER, Lisa

BROWN, Jennifer

BROWN, Pat

CAREEN, Joe

CECCONET, Margaret

COLLIER, Shaun

CRAWFORD, Marilyn

CRAWFORD, Scott

DIES, Joanne

EDWARDS, Donna

FENN, Carion (Initial & Supplementary Filing)

FERNANDO, Tyrone

FORSTER, Monique

GILLETT, Christopher

HENRY, Nancy

IQBAL, Arsalan

JEYAKUMARAN, Selladurai

JONES DOOLEY, Marsha Lynn

JORDAN, Colleen

KARATELLA, Mohamed Kalim - submitted during late filing period with late filing fee

KHAN, Ashmeed (Initial Filing)

KHAN, Ashmeed (Supplementary Filing)

LAL, Sadhna

LEE, Sterling

LEUNG, Larry

MCALEER, Kurtis (Local Councillor race, Ward 3)

MCALEER, Kurtis (Regional Councillor race, Ward 3)

MCLEAN, Clayton

MIR, Shafura

OLDMAN, Janice

PANDYA, Ashish

PERERA, Angelo

POND, Matthew

RECORD, Dane

SAGAR-LAL, Roselyn

SYED, Waqqas

TYLER MORIN, Rob

WADE, Geraldine

WILSON, Kenroy (Initial filing)

WILSON, Kenroy (Supplemental filing)

WU, Manny

Registered Third Party Advertiser Financial Statements

Third Party Advertisers that filed a registration for the 2018 Municipal Election are required to file a Financial Statement (Form 8) no later than Friday March 29th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Financial statements are public documents and are legally required to be made publicly available.

 Submitted Registered Third Party Advertiser Financial Statements
Campaign Life Coalition 

Compliance Audit Committee

The Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) reviews and considers compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who believes that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) relating to election campaign finances. The CAC is also responsible for reviewing reports submitted by the Town Clerk with respect to any contributor who appears to have contravened any of the contribution limits to a candidates’ election campaign or to a registered third party advertiser. The Committee has the authority to:

  • Grant or reject a compliance audit application;
  • Appoint an auditor to conduct the audit where the application is granted;
  • Consider the auditor’s or Clerk’s report within 30 days of receiving it; and
  • Decide whether to commence legal proceedings against the candidate, a contributor or registered third party for any apparent contravention.

For more information, refer to the Establishing By-law and Terms of Reference and Administrative Procedures.

Compliance Audit Committee Meetings

June 28, 2019
June 6, 2019

 

 How to File a Compliance Audit Request

Compliance Audit Requests must be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk and state clearly the reason why the elector believes that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act related to election campaign finances. Please include your complete contact information (name, address, phone number and/or e-mail) when submitting a Compliance Audit Request in writing. Written requests may be submitted to Legislative Services at Town Hall, 65 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax, or mailed to:

 

Town of Ajax

Legislative Services / Town Clerk

65 Harwood Avenue South

Ajax, ON   L1S 2H9

 When Compliance Audit Requests May be Submitted

Compliance Audit Requests are accepted for a period of 90 days after the latest of the following dates:

 

1. The filing date under section 88.30.

2. The date the candidate filed a financial statement, if the statement was filed within 30 days after the applicable filing date under section 88.30.

3. The candidate’s supplementary filing date, if any, under section 88.30.

4. The date on which the candidate’s extension, if any, under subsection 88.23 (6) expires.

2018 Election - Additional Documentation

Additional documentation regarding the 2018 elections are available below.

2018 Municipal and School Board Elections -  Documents