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Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the first Monday in November. Every municipality on Prince Edward Island holds a municipal election to elect a minimum of one Mayor and six Councillors. The offices for our Returning Officers will open on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the start of the municipal election period. Elections PEI is contracted to administer the Municipal Elections in:
- Charlottetown (Election By-Law - pdf)
- Cornwall (Election By-Law -pdf);
- Stratford (Election By-Law - pdf);
- Summerside (Election By-Law - pdf); and
- Three Rivers (Election By-Law - pdf).
The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday November 7, 2022.
Municipal Election Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
This is applicable only to the five municipalities Elections PEI administers
Advance Voting Days:
Saturday October 29, 2022 9am-7pm
Monday October 31, 2022 9am-7pm
Friday November 4, 2022 9am-7pm
Election Day (Ordinary Polling Day)
Monday November 7, 2022 9am-7pm
Who is eligible to vote in a Municipal Elections?
Qualifications of electors :
Unless otherwise disqualified, a person is entitled to vote at an election in a municipality if the person
(a) is a Canadian citizen;
(b) is at least 18 years of age, or will attain that age on or before election day;
(c) has resided in the province for at least the six-month period immediately preceding election day; and
(d) is ordinarily resident in the municipality on election day
*Please remember to bring one piece of identification (ID) (ie Drivers License or Voluntary ID Card) with your current and correct address, or bring two pieces of identification (ID) to prove "who" you are, and "where" you reside
If you cannot supply adequate ID, please contact Elections PEI at 1-888-234-8683
Who is eligible to vote by mail?
- any eligible voter in PEI (see eligibility requirements)
- Ill or physical incapable of voting at the polling station;
- You are attending school, travelling or temporarily reside outside the province and unable to attend at the advance poll days or ordinary polling day; or
- Incarcerated in a provincial correctional institution.
How do I vote by mail?
Download the Mail-In Ballot Application form (PDF) and fill in all information. (Available October 11, 2022 at 8am)
Take a picture of the application with your driver's license or gov't issued ID and email to email@example.com
You may also deliver it in person to:
Municipal Electoral Officer
176 Great George Street, Suite 160
(in the ATC Building)
What information do I need to send with the application?
You must send completed mail-in ballot application with a copy of a Valid Photo ID or other unofficial document showing your name, address, birth date and signature to Elections PEI no later than 6pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. If you cannot supply adequate ID, please contact Elections PEI at 1-888-234-8683
What are the deadlines for sending back your mail-in ballot?
Your ballot will only be counted if the Municipal Electoral Officer receives it at Elections PEI by 12 Noon on Election Day, Monday November 7, 2022. Elections PEI will place your ballot package in the mail for delivery by Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Can I vote in person at a polling station if I am approved to vote by mail-in ballot?
No. Once your mail-in ballot application is accepted, you may only vote by mail-in ballot.
Who is eligible to be a Candidate? Qualifications: Section 33 Municipal Government Act
A person may be nominated as a candidate and elected to a council of a municipality only if
(a) the person is qualified in accordance with clauses 31(2)(a) and (b) to vote in the municipal election; (b) the person has been ordinarily resident in the municipality for a period of at least six months before election day; and
(c) the person is not disqualified by reason of
(i) being a judge of the provincial court, the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal, (i.1) being a member of a council of another municipality,
(ii) being a Member of Parliament or a member of the Legislative Assembly,
(iii) being a current employee who has not obtained a leave of absence in accordance with section 34 in order to be nominated as a candidate, or
(iv) another provision of this Act.
To become a nominated candidate, you must fill out the Candidate Nomination Paper; available from the Returning Officer by Tuesday October 11, 2022, and the nomination papers must contain the signatures of a minimum of ten (10) qualified electors in the municipality. This applies to Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford and Summerside. Candidates in Three Rivers only require the signatures of a minimum of five (5) qualified electors from Three Rivers.
Nomination papers and any applicable fees must be received by the Returning Officer in your municipality/ward no later than 2 p.m. on Nomination Day Friday, October 21, 2022
If you would like to be a poll worker in any of the five municipalities Elections PEI is administering, just fill out the
Poll Worker Application Form. Elections PEI will ensure your application is forwarded to the Returning Officer in the ward/community where you reside.