VOTER’S GUIDE: Who’s running in Cambridge’s 2022 municipal election to become mayor, councillor, trustee

The people of Cambridge will go to the polls this fall to decide who will represent them in the council’s horseshoe, in Waterloo Region and in local school boards.

The 2022 municipal and school elections will take place on Monday, October 24.

We’ve put together a full list of the candidates and what you need to know to vote. This story will be updated regularly as new candidates sign up.

RUNNING ?

The nomination period for candidates to register began on May 2.

MAYOR

Kathryn McGarry (incumbent)

Jan Liggett (current councilor for Ward 4)

DISTRICT COUNCILOR 1

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DISTRICT COUNCILOR 2

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DISTRICT COUNCILOR 3

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DISTRICT COUNCILOR 4

Ross Earshaw

COUNCILOR WARD 5

Sheri Robert

Pam Wolf (holder)

WARD COUNCILOR 6

Kris Langford

COUNCILOR WARD 7

Scott Hamilton

COUNCILOR WARD 8

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Cambridge residents will vote for council members, regional councilors and school board trustees on October 24.

Cambridge residents will vote for council members, regional councilors and school board trustees on October 24. | Metroland stock photo

REGIONAL PRESIDENT

Nostril Dat Sookram

Karen Redman (incumbent)

REGIONAL ADVISORS

Prakash Venkataraman

Crystal Whetham

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

WATERLOO REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

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WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

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VIAMONDE SCHOOL BOARD (FRENCH PUBLIC)

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MONAVENIR CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD

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WHO CAN I VOTE FOR?

In the 2022 municipal and school board elections, voters will have the opportunity to select the following:

Mayor – elected by universal suffrage by the voters of the entire municipality.

Councilor – elected in each of the eight wards by voters in each.

Regional councilor – two local regional councillors, plus the mayor is appointed third member of the local regional councillor.

Administrator — three for each of the public and Catholic school boards in Waterloo Region, and one for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French public) or the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (separate French).

WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE?

You are eligible to vote locally in the 2022 municipal and school board elections if you meet the following criteria on election day:

• Canadian citizen

• be at least 18 years old

• live in Cambridge or are the owner/tenant of land in the city, or the spouse of an owner/tenant

Voter notification cards and letters will be mailed to eligible voters in September 2022.

WHERE CAN I VOTE?

Voters will be able to vote at any polling station in the city, regardless of the neighborhood in which they reside.

WHAT DO I NEED TO VOTE?

Voters will need to bring identification showing your name and address to receive a ballot on election day.

Voter ID cards cannot be used as identification. A separate ID will be required.

Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license or Ontario health card, property assessment or utility bill.

CAN I VOTE BY PROXY?

If you cannot get to a polling place to vote in the election, you can choose another qualified voter to vote on your behalf. This is called proxy voting. Proxy forms will be available on August 22.

ARE YOU ON THE CITY’S ELECTORAL LIST?

Visit VoterLookup.ca to confirm you’re on the list and update your information.

This helps ensure that the list is accurate, making it easier and more efficient for voters to go to the polls.

Melissa C. Keyes