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Casting your vote in the 2022 municipal election

On October 24, or through advance voting opportunities, eligible voters in Ontario will head to the polls
for the 2022 municipal election. As part of this process, eligible voters will have the chance to choose
who will represent them, at the municipal level, for the next four years.
Voters in Durham Region will have a chance to vote for a Regional Chair, in addition to mayors, local and
regional councillors, and school board trustees.
The Regional Chair is accountable to all 696,992 regional residents. This person is head of Durham
Regional Council and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation; presides over all meetings of Regional
Council and Committee of the Whole; promotes and advances the Region; acts as a representative on
various boards, committees and organizations; and works with 28 other councillors to make a final
decision on the Region’s yearly budget (about $2.2 billion). To learn more about the duties of the
Regional Chair, please visit durham.ca/RegionalChair.
It is important to note that, even though the Regional Chair is a Regional position, area municipalities
conduct the election in their specific city/town. Voting results are reported to the Regional Clerk, who
then prepares a summary of the vote and announces the successful candidate.
Depending on the municipality, votes may be cast via mail, telephone, internet or in person. Eligible
electors are encouraged to contact the local municipality directly (there are eight total in Durham
Region) to learn more about voting methods, dates and locations. To learn more about Regional
elections please visit durham.ca/Elections.

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