2022 Municipal Elections

The next municipal election is taking place on Monday, October 24, 2022. Visit the Durham Region Municipal Election website for more information, or go directly to your local municipal election site for Ajax, Brock, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby.

In the 2022 municipal election, voters will elect a Regional Chair, municipal Mayors and members of Council, and School Board Trustees.

Information for Voters

Who can vote?

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. To check if you are on the voters’ list or to update your information, visit https://www.voterlookup.ca/
Voting for School Board Trustee Candidates 

The Board of Trustees is responsible for adopting the policies of the Board.  Individual Trustees also act as an important link between the Board and the public. Individual Trustees are available to taxpayers, parents/guardians and other community members to receive concerns with the local public school system. The Director of Education is accountable to the Board of Trustees.

Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) Board of Trustees is made up of 11 elected Trustees: 2 elected from Ajax, 1 elected from Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge, 3 elected from Oshawa, 2 elected from Pickering and 3 elected from Whitby. Once elected, Trustees serve the interests of board students and families across the entire district. Click here for more information about the current 2018-2022 DDSB Board of Trustees

2022 DDSB School Board Trustee Candidates
This section will be updated as soon as candidate nominations are finalized after the August 19, 2022 deadline for nominations. Please check back soon!
Election Day – October 24, 2022 

This section will be updated as soon as polling station locations and hours and early voting information is confirmed. Please check back soon!

Check with your local municipality for details on voting methods (in-person, mail-in, or electronic ballot) 

Resources for Voters
2022 Voters' Guide - Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections 

Information for School Board Trustee Candidates

Please note that this webpage is provided as information for potential candidates. The DDSB is not responsible for the organization of the election process. If you have questions about the election process, please connect with the Municipal Clerk’s office of your local municipality.

Roles and Responsibilities

Under the Education Act, the Board of Trustees is mandated to:

  • Promote student achievement and well-being
  • Deliver effective and appropriate educational program
  • Develop, maintain and monitor effectiveness of Board policies 
  • Develop, communicate and review annually a Strategic Plan
  • Monitor the performance of the Director of Education
  • Practice responsible stewardship of Board resources
Candidates for School Board Trustee must be
  • A resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of the 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.
  • School board employees may be nominated for the office of trustee but must take an unpaid leave of absence on or before nomination day (August 19, 2022) and must resign their employment in order to hold office on any school board if elected. 
Important Dates 
  • Monday, May 2, 2022: first day to file a nomination for an office
  • Friday, August 19, 2022, 2:00 p.m.: deadline to file or withdraw a nomination for an office
  • Monday, October 24, 2022: election day
Filing Candidacy Nominations by Municipality

The nomination fee for school board trustee across all Durham municipalities is $100 and can be paid by cash, certified cheque, money order or electronically as specified by each municipality. All nominations are required to be filed in person (or by an agent representative) at the applicable municipality office between May 2 and August 19, 2022. Nominations can be submitted during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 19.

To file nominations, a nomination form must be provided to the Municipal Clerk, in addition to the nomination fee at the following locations:

Ajax: Office of the Clerk, 65 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax, by appointment only (walk-ins accepted on August 19). Email election@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529 ext. 8683 to book an appointment to file nominations.

Brock: Office of the Clerk (Township of Scugog), 181 Perry Street, Port Perry

Oshawa: Office of the Clerk, 5th Floor, Rundle Tower, City Hall, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa

Pickering: Office of the Clerk, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering

Scugog: Office of the Clerk, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry

Uxbridge: Office of the Clerk, 51 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge

Whitby: Office of the Clerk, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

When filing nominations, Clerks will provide candidates with general information on campaign spending limits. You may accept contributions or incur campaign expenses during your campaign period only. Your campaign period begins on the day the clerk receives your nomination.

Applicable Durham District School Board Policies
Resources for Candidates 

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