The 2022 municipal election is on October 26. Get the latest election information. Les élections municipales de 2022 ont lieu le 26 octobre. Obtenez des renseignements à jour sur les élections.

Voter eligibility

Voter eligibility is governed by the Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act.

Voter eligibility for Mayor / Councillor

To vote for Mayor / Councillor, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day (October 26, 2022); and
  • an actual resident or property owner in the City of Winnipeg for a period of at least six months (since April 26, 2022)

Voter eligibility for School Trustee

To vote for School Trustee, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day (October 26, 2022); and
  • an actual resident of the school division for a period of at least six months (since April 26, 2022) and
  • an actual resident in the school division ward on Election Day (October 26, 2022)

Non-residents do not have the right to vote for School Trustee.

Determining residency of a voter

The following determines the residency of a voter:

  • voter is a resident of the place where they have their ordinary residence, and to which they intend to return when away from it
  • voter may be a resident of only one place at a time
  • voter does not change residence until they have a new residence

A person who leaves a municipality for temporary reasons is still considered a resident voter. For example, a student attending university or college outside the municipality, but who intends to return home after the term ends, is considered a resident voter.

A voter may vote only once in the same election, regardless of whether they own multiple properties.

Note:

  • A voter must be a resident in the School Division for six months prior to Election Day.
  • A registered owner of land who does not reside in the School Division does not have the right to vote for School Trustee.

For more detailed information regarding voting eligibility, please consult:

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