Municipal and School Board elections in Ontario are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.
This year, the election for the city, region and school boards is on October 24th, 2022.

Who can vote?

  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • At least 18 years of age; and
  • An owner or tenant of land in the applicable municipality; or
  • A spouse of a resident, owner, or tenant of land in the applicable municipality; and
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law.
  • Visit Voterlookup.ca to see if you are on the voter’s list and to register. For further information, you may consult the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Post-secondary students

Section 2(2.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, permits post-secondary students to vote in both the Region of Waterloo municipal election and the municipal election conducted in their “home” municipality, provided they are residing in the Region of Waterloo to attend a post-secondary institution and intend to return to their “home” municipality at the conclusion of their studies.

Municipal and School Board Election Details

Region of Waterloo and Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, and the townships.

For Regional offices, residents are asked to vote for one or more Regional Councillors in the cities of:

  • Cambridge (choose up to 2 candidates)
  • Kitchener (choose up to 4 candidates)
  • Waterloo (choose up to 2 candidates)
  • Regional Chair (choose only 1 candidate)

The Region’s four townships are represented by their respective mayors on Regional Council.

For City offices, eligible voters residing in the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo are asked to vote for a:

  • mayor (choose 1 candidate)
  • city councillor (choose 1 candidate)

Note: The elected mayors of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo automatically serve on Regional Council.

All eligible voters residing in the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo are also entitled to vote for candidates for the various local school boards running in their respective municipalities.

Details on school board elections and candidates can be found on the pages listed below or by visiting the applicable school board’s website.

Local Links

Where can I vote?

If you want to vote in person before October 24, you can go to one of the advanced polls listed here.

You can also vote at any of the following locations on Voting Day (October 24th) no matter where you live in Waterloo:

  • Waterloo City Centre
  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
  • John M. Harper Library
  • RIM Park
  • University of Waterloo – Student Life Centre
  • Wilfrid Laurier University – Concourse

If you are a student living on campus at Wilfrid Laurier University or University of Waterloo, you should vote at the Concourse or the Student Life Centre.