The next Municipal Election will take place in October 2026. Municipal Elections are run following the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act.

Election Results

In 2022, voters in the Township of Tay cast their vote in the municipal election from the comfort of their own home or from anywhere at which they could access the internet or telephone.

In addition to internet and telephone voting, the Township offered a Voter Assistance Kiosk at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from October 11 to Election Day. In addition to the Voter Assistance Kiosk two advance votes were held Saturday October 15 and Saturday October 22, at the Municipal Office.

For those who elected to cast their vote in-person, either by paper ballot or electronically, a Voter Assistance Centre was provided at the Municipal Office on Election Day, Monday October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The official list of candidates has been certified by the Clerk per the Municipal Elections Act

Offices elected by acclamation are as follows: Term of Council November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026.

  • Mayor Ted Walker
  • Deputy Mayor Barry Norris
  • Councillor Sylvia Bumstead
  • Councillor Gerard La Chapelle
  • Councillor Judy Larmand
  • Councillor Paul Raymond
  • Councillor Sandy Talbot
  • English Language Separate School Board Trustee Michael D'Amelio
  • French Language Separate School Board Trustee Claire Thibideau

Eligible Tay voters voted on the following School Board Trustee positions:

  • English Language Public School Board Trustee 
  • French Language Public School Board Trustee 

It's important that all eligible voters are able to cast a ballot during the election. We're committed to implementing procedures in 2022 to ensure all eligible voters may vote, regardless of their ability.

Election Accessibility Plan

The County of Simcoe has formed a Joint Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) with local municipalities as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The participating municipalities in the Joint CAC are the Townships of Clearview, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, and Tiny, the Towns of Collingwood, and Midland, and the City of Orillia. The committee members were all appointed by by-law in each participating municipality.

The Joint Compliance Audit Committee is a public process and the Committee is responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or advertising finances.

All financial statements submitted by candidates and registered third party advertisers are available on this page under "2022 Candidate Financial Statements." An individual who is an eligible elector in the Township of Tay is able to submit an application to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee if the individual believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser (TPA) has contravened a section of the Municipal Elections Act only as it pertains to election campaign finances. An application may be filed to the Committee, even if a candidate has not filed their financial statements.

The County of Simcoe Clerk will facilitate the compliance audit process. Within ten (10) days of the municipal clerk receiving the application, it will be provided to the Joint CAC members. All reasonable notice of meetings to the public, candidate or TPA, and applicant will be provided.

Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Township Clerk. 

Application for a Compliance Audit - Making an Application

  • Applicant must be an eligible elector in the Township of Tay or another of the above-noted municipalities.
  • Have reasonable grounds to contest a candidate’s or TPA’s campaign finances.
  • Complete the Application for a Compliance Audit form.
  • Submit application to Township of Tay Clerk by the deadline.


Municipal Elections are administered by the Municipal Clerk, who acts as the Returning Officer under the authority of the Municipal Elections Act. Should you have any questions, regarding the information on this website please contact:

Katelyn Johns, Municipal Clerk
Township of Tay
450 Park Street, PO Box 100
Victoria Harbour, Ontario  L0K 2A0
Phone: 705-534-7248 x240
Fax: 705-534-4493

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