The 2022 Municipal Election was held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

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View a list of all Certified Candidates here.

View live results after 8:00 p.m. here. 

2022 Election Results

I, Holly Willford, Town Clerk/Returning Officer of the Corporation of the Town of Pelham in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, declare the following candidates elected as a result of the Municipal Election held on Monday, October 24, 2022. 

Click here to view the Final Summary of Election Results. 

Click here to view the Final Summary of Election Results for Trustee, English Language Public Board District School Board of Niagara. 

Click here to view the Final Summary of Election Results for English Separate Trustee

Click here to view the Declaration of Election of Candidate(s)


To view the spreadsheets used on election night, please click below: 

Completed Candidate Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Candidates who participated in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election must file a financial statement in the required form, Form 4, detailing the income and expenses incurred during the candidate's campaign. The period for filing concludes on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.


All financial statements are public documents and are retained by the Clerk until the new council takes office following the next regular municipal election. The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (The Act) provides that the Clerk shall make the financial statements available at no charge for viewing on a website on the Internet or another electronic format as soon as possible after the document is filed. You may view the applicable financial statement by clicking on the corresponding links provided below. These documents may also be inspected in person during normal office hours.


If a financial statement was not submitted, the candidate is issued a Notice of Default in accordance with Section 80(3) of The Act, and the Clerk shall also notify Council of the default. Candidates in default are deemed ineligible to be elected or appointed to any office to which The Act applies until after the next regular election has taken place.


Candidates for Regional Councillor:

BRAUN, Wally

HUSON, Diana

SARVIS, Frederick

Candidates for Mayor:
JUNKIN, Marvin


Candidates for Ward 1:

 KER, Kevin
 OLSON, Wayne


 Candidates for Ward 2:

 BAXTER, Carla
 MCCANN, Colin
 WINK, John


 Candidates for Ward 3:

 HILDEBRANDT, Robert (Bob)
NIZNIK, Shellee



Compliance Report




General Election Information Section

 Important Dates

For more information on important dates respecting the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, please review the following:

Election Notices
Certified Candidate Information 

I, Holly Willford, Town Clerk/Returning Officer, advise that during the period commencing on May 2, 2022 and completed on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022, the following persons have filed all necessary nomination papers, endorsements, declarations and fees and are hereby certified candidates. 

 Offices for Election 


Telephone: 905-892-0200

JUNKIN, Marvin
Telephone: 905-933-9300

 Ward 1

*Acclamation Issued by Returning Officer, Town of Pelham*

KER, Kevin
1215 Maple Street
Pelham, ON  L0S 1C0

OLSON, Wayne

Telephone: 416-801-1297

 Ward 2


4 Cherry Avenue
Pelham, ON  L0S 1E0
Telephone: 905-328-2244


WINK, John
1138 Haist Street
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E2
Telephone: 905-892-4475


 Ward 3

*Acclamation Issued by Returning Officer, Town of Pelham*

1065 Darby Lane
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E4
Telephone: 905-892-5647


NIZNIK, Shellee
19 Bacon Lane
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E4
Telephone: 905-328-0345


 Regional Council 

BRAUN, Wally
Telephone: 289-686-8822
Website: Braun 4 Pelham


HUSON, Diana
Telephone: 905-324-3094


SARVIS, Frederick (Fred)
Telephone: 905-964-8899


 School Board Trustees

English Public

Telephone: 905-892-5280

Telephone: 289-362-6140

Telephone: 905-892-9248


NAND, Rene
Telephone: 905-735-0533



English Separate

139 Gadsby Ave.
Welland, ON L3C 1B1
Telephone: 289-686-5260





French Public


French Separate





Council Reports

Registered Third Party Advertisers

The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election will be between May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Once registered, details will appear below:


Third Party Advertising 

The Municipal Elections Act includes rules for third party advertising. A third party advertisement is any ad that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate in an election.

If a person, corporation or trade union intends to spend money between May 2, 2022, and voting day on advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate in the municipal election, or a question on the ballot, they are required to register as a third party advertiser with the Clerk.

Registration Period

The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election will be between May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Registration must be filed in person at the Clerk's Office, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill. Appointments are preferred. Please contact Holly Willford, Town Clerk: or at 905-892-2607 ext. 315.

It is important to note that you may not spend money on your campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising until the Clerk certifies your registration.


You are eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:

  • An individual who is normally resident in Ontario;
  • A corporation that carries on business in Ontario; and
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.

You are not eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:

  • A candidate whose nomination has been filed under section 33 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;
  • A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party;
  • A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act; and
  • The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board.

Advertisement Requirements 

Third party advertisers must identify themselves and provide mandatory information on all advertising beginning May 2, 2022 until the close of voting on October 24, 2022. Third party advertisements must contain the following information:

  • Name of the registered third party advertiser;
  • Municipality where the third party advertiser is registered; and
  • Telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party advertiser may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

Information on Third Party Advertiser(s)/ Advertisement(s) is included here as it becomes available. 


Election Maps

Electoral Ward Map

Fenwick Inset

Fonthill Inset

North Pelham Inset 

Compliance Audit Committee

2022-2026 Term


BALD, John - Niagara Falls
CIARLO, Robert - Grimsby
DOXSEE, Keith - St. Catharines
PARAKH, Dinesh - Niagara Falls
PEEBLES, Lawrence - St. Catharines
PINDER, Margo - Fort Erie
SALTER, Heather - Thorold 

Terms of Reference


External Resources

Please visit the links below for additional helpful information on the 2022 Municipal Election:

Vote on October 24

 Voter Information 

More to follow.

 Voter List
Local municipalities throughout Niagara are encouraging all voters to check to see if they are on the Voters List for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections by visiting is an online service used to collect and confirm information that will be used in the preparation of the final voters’ lists across Ontario. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names of other eligible voters to your property address.

To confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming municipal elections, log on to using your property address or assessment roll number and your full name and date of birth. Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at 1-866-296-6722.


Am I on the Voter's' list?

Residents can now use the form below to confirm if they're registered to vote in the 2022 Municipal Elections



Additional Resources

Voterlookup Explanatory Video

Voterlookup Toolkit Webinar Presentation

 *NEW for 2022* Alternative Voting Method - On Demand Special Ballot "Vote By Mail"
The alternative voting method On Demand Special Ballot, otherwise known as “Vote by Mail”, is offered to all electors during the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. This alternative voting method provides electors the opportunity to cast their vote without physically attending a polling station. On Demand Special Ballot kits will be distributed to pre-registered electors by regular mail. Completed ballots may be returned to the Clerk via regular mail or deposited into a pre-determined Ballot Return Station.


Each qualified elector wishing to utilize this alternative voting method must register with the Clerk. On Demand Special Ballot registration begins September 1, 2022 and concludes September 26, 2022. 


On Demand Special Ballot (Vote By Mail) Registration Form

*Registration begins September 1, 2022

 Advanced Voting Dates and Polling Stations

Advanced Voting, 10 am - 8 pm (All Wards, All Polls): 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Pelham Fire Station #2, 766 Welland Road

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Pelham Meridian Community Centre (MCC) – Accursi Room, 100 Meridian Way

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Road

Voting Day, October 24th, 2022, 10 am - 8 pm

Pelham Fire Station #3, 2355 Cream Street

Ward One; Polls 01, 02, 03

Pelham Fire Station #2, 766 Welland Road

Ward One; Polls 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

Pelham Fire Station #1, 177 RR 20

Ward Two; Polls 10, 11, 12, 13

Pelham Meridian Community Centre (MCC) – Accursi Room, 100 Meridian Way

Ward Two; Polls 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Pelham Friends Church, 940 Haist Street

Ward Three; Polls 19, 23, 27

Pelham Meridian Community Centre (MCC) – Gym, 100 Meridian Way

Ward Three; Polls 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26

Town Hall (*6 pm Start)

All Wards; All Polls (Vote By Mail)

 Institutional Voting Only, October 24th, 2022: 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lookout Ridge Retirement Community

Ward Two 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Shorthills Villa Retirement Community

Ward Two 

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Woodlands of Sunset Home for Aged

Ward Three 

Please click here for an inclusive list in PDF: Advance Voting Dates and Polling Stations

Be a Candidate

 Information for Candidates 

Nominations for Mayor, Pelham Regional Councillor, Ward Councillor, School Board Trustee - DSBN: Nominations can be filed in-person or through an agent. Faxed or electronic submissions are not acceptable. Nominations will be received by the Town Clerk from May 2nd, 2022 to 2:00 pm on August 19, 2022, at:

Office of the Town Clerk
Town of Pelham Municipal Office
20 Pelham Town Square
Fonthill ON

*Appointments preferred. Please contact Holly Willford, Town Clerk: or at 905-892-2607 ext. 315.


Qualifications and Nominations Requirements

NOTE: Nomination forms will be made available spring of 2022 or sooner, once released by the Province.

  • Every person is qualified to be elected or hold office for the Mayor, Ward Council and School Board Trustee, if on the day the nomination paper is filed, the person is:
    • At least 18 years of age; 
    • A Canadian Citizen; 
    • A resident of the Town of Pelham, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Pelham, or the spouse of an owner or tenant;
    • Not legally prohibited from voting;
    • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office; 
    • Entitled to be an elector within the Town of Pelham. 
  • A nomination paper must be signed by 25 eligible voters supporting the nomination. The individuals providing signatures must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality on the day they sign the endorsement. This endorsement becomes a public record. 
  • Each candidate must provide proof of Canadian citizenship in a form acceptable to the Town Clerk. It is the responsibility of the candidate to file a bona fide nomination paper. 
  • Employees of the Town of Pelham or its local boards who wish to run for office must take an unpaid leave of absence as of the day the employee is nominated and ending on voting day, before submitting the nomination paper. Employees must provide a copy of the documentation showing this leave of absence and effective date are complete, and must resign their position if elected. 

The following are disqualified from being elected or holding office on a municipal Council:

  • A judge of any court; 
  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Town Clerk will not certify the nomination;
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election; 
  • An inmate serving a sentence under the Municipal Elections Act and Municipal Act

A full list of disqualifications is available under the Municipal Elections Act and Municipal Act, found here.

Filing Fees

  • Filing fee for nomination to the position of Mayor is $200.00.
  • Filing fee for nominations to Ward Councillor or School Board Trustee is $100.00.
  • Filing fee for the Pelham Regional Councillor is $100.00.
  • Payment must be by cash, certified cheque, debit or money order payable to the Town of Pelham.
  • *NEW* Nominations for English Public Trustee are filed with the City of Thorold, and the fee is $100.00
  • Nominations for English Catholic Trustee are filed with the Town of Grimsby Clerk, and the fee is $100.00.
  • Nominations for both French Public and French Catholic School Trustees are filed with the City of Welland City Clerk, and the fee is $100.00.

Withdrawal of Nomination

 If a candidate decides they no longer wish to run for Office, the following must occur: 

  • File a written Withdrawal of Nomination form, in person, with the Town Clerk;
  • Provide identification; 
  • File a financial statement by the deadline date.

Last day to withdrawal: Friday, August 19, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Reasons to Reject a Nomination by the Clerk

Prior to 4:00 p.m. on August 22, 2022 (Monday following Nomination Day) the Town Clerk must examine each nomination filed. If satisfied and the nomination complies with the Municipal Election Act, 1996, the person is qualifies to be nominated and the Town Clerk shall certify the nomination. If not satisfied, the Town Clerk shall reject the nomination and give notice to the person who sought to be nominated and all other candidates for that office. The Town Clerk's decision to reject a nomination is final. 

The Town Clerk may consider the following criteria in the decision to reject or certify nominations:

  • The candidate has refused or declined to provide proof of qualifications or identification suitable to the Town Clerk; 
  • The candidate does not meet the eligibility requirements set out under Section 29(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;
  • The nomination form is not complete in its entirety or the filing fee has not been paid; 
  • The necessary financial statement was not filed for the previous regular election for any new election in which the individual may have been a candidate. 
Candidates' Night - April 28, 2022 and September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

On September 15, 2022, the Province of Ontario hosted a Candidates' Night at the Meridian Community Centre to address the financial filing requirements of Candidates. The PowerPoint presentation from this event is available below:


April 28, 2022

On April 28, 2022, Candidates' Night was held at the Meridian Community Centre. 

The video can be viewed here. 

Election Overview
Offices to be Elected

At this election, members will be elected for the period commencing November 15, 2022 for the following offices:

  • Mayor 
  • Regional Councillor 
  • Councillors (two (2) to be elected in each of the three (3) wards) 
  • School Board Trustees:
    • English Public and English Catholic
    • French Public and French Catholic 
 Important Forms for Candidates

All forms can be accessed on the Ontario Central Forms Repository.


To view/print PDF forms Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 10.0 or above) is required. 

Download the free Adobe Acrobat ReaderAdobe Acrobat Reader download

If a problem is encountered opening a PDF using a browser such as Chrome, please follow these steps to open and complete the form.

  1. Highlight the form on the Repository, right-click to select “Save link as” to save the PDF form onto the desktop. Do not double-click the form and open it in a browser.
  2. Open the form that you saved on the desktop with Adobe Reader. Do not double-click to open the PDF form as Adobe Reader might not be the default program to open PDFs on your computer.
  3. Now complete the form, save the data, and close it. Then open again to see if the input data is there.

 Campaign Information

Candidates cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign until the appropriate nomination paper is filed with the Town Clerk.

Contributions are considered to be any money, goods or services given to and accepted by, or on behalf of, the candidate for their campaign. The candidate's campaign period begins on the date the candidate files their nomination papers.

It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure they are qualified to run for office. 

Niagara Region: Seat at the Table Program

Niagara Region's Seat at the Table program aims to address barriers that women face running for municipal office and to improve the environment once elected. The goal is to increase the number of women, particularly underrepresented women, elected for municipal government in Niagara by promoting understanding, awareness and confidence through education, mentorship and support to those interested in running for election.

The program consists of four workshops that will help women and underrepresented groups feel informed and educated when making the decision to run for local government. Those elected will then be invited to participate in three sessions in 2023.


Learn more about the program and upcoming dates here

Join the election team

Election Opportunities

The Town of Pelham offers a variety of unique opportunities to participate in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. Please visit the link below for a description of election personnel positions:

2022 Election Worker - Position Descriptions 

How to apply 

Election Worker Application - Fillable PDF

Election Worker Application - Word

Applications are also available in print at Town Hall.

Completed applications shall be submitted to Jacquie Miller, Legislative and Committee Coordinator Due to delay in regular mail, it is preferred that you return the completed application via email, in-person drop off or drop box situated at the lower level of Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill.

Election Compliance Audit Committee


Niagara's local area municipalities, school boards and Niagara Region have formed a joint compliance audit committee. We are recruiting experienced professionals to form a roster of eligible members for appointment to the 2022 - 2026 Niagara Compliance Audit Committee.


The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires municipalities and school boards to establish a compliance audit committee to consider applications requesting a compliance audit of candidate or registered third party advertiser campaign finances.


The committee will also review any clerk's report where it appears a candidate or registered third party advertiser may have contravened the contribution limits. The committee may be required to appoint an auditor and determine if legal proceedings are required as a result of the auditor's report.


Learn more and apply here.


Applications will be received until August 31 at 4:00 p.m.




The Town Clerk's staff are pleased to assist you with any questions you may have concerning the Municipal Election. 

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