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Voter Information

Why Vote

The community is shaped by the outcome of an election. Every Canadian citizen has the right to vote. It is how Canadians choose which leaders represent them. Voting is a responsibility that all Canadians should exercise. Voting connects citizens with the political process and with each other. When you take part in an election and express your view, you make democracy work.

In the next municipal and school board election in North Bay, eligible citizens will vote to elect their Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees.

Voting for a Mayor and Councillors gives you a say in the direction the City of North Bay will take. This includes changes and additions to services that impact the people of North Bay daily, such as infrastructure, transit, parks, recreation programs, by-law services, and more.

School Board Trustees are elected to make decisions on budgets and facilities in your school system.

Changes in 2022

Nomination Day

Further to the amended Municipal Elections Act, Nomination Day has moved to August 19, 2022, for the 2022 municipal elections. Nominations open May 1, 2022.

Paper Ballot & Internet Voting (Hybrid Voting)

The voting method has changed from paper ballots with tabulators to a combination of paper ballots with tabulators and internet voting. During the voting period, electors will be able to vote remotely using their own devices in the comfort of their home or at one of several in-person polling stations that will be made available. Advantages of online voting include less travel, removing time constraints, fewer line-ups at polling stations, and improved accessibility for persons with disabilities or people who are ill or away from home. 

Video Tutorial for Voting On-Line

Please monitor our website as we continue to post information regarding the 2022 Municipal Election. If you have any questions, please contact the municipal office at 705-474-0400, or by email at vote@cityofnorthbay.ca.