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As described below, to vote you will need a PIN that will be mailed out by the Town.  As of 29 September, these are now "in the mail" - you may have already received yours.

About Municipal Elections

Municipal elections in Cobourg are held at 4 year intervals in the fourth week in October (3 years before 2006). There are no wards, instead five Councillors are elected and once elected, are assigned coordinator responsibilities for town departments (details here). There have been discussions about changing this system although any changes would be after the next election.  The Mayor is directly elected and chairs all Council meetings. The Mayor is also Cobourg's representative on the Northumberland County Council. A Deputy Mayor is also directly elected and is responsible for Financial matters such as the budget.

Compensation for these positions as of July 1, 2022:

Mayor $45,412
Deputy Mayor $31,082
Councillor  $25,963

There is additional compensation for a few assigned committees - previous amounts are listed here.

Election procedures and rules are governed by provincial legislation and you can get a summary of the rules here.

The next election will be on 24 October 2022.

News

Articles on Cobourg News Blog about Candidates. News items will summarize Candidate information.

Additional Information

Following information is in sequence of filing and formatted to work well for all devices.
Web sites are a good source of information about Candidates but they vary in completeness.  The star rating is a non-scientific indication of the web site's amount of content and usefulness.

Candidates for Mayor

John Henderson *

John Henderson

Currently Mayor

Cell: 289 251 0215;
Home: 905 372 9340;
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site: Henderson4Mayor.ca - includes campaign material and "Plan".

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog Articles:
1. John Henderson Announces Re-election Campaign
2. Competing to be Cobourg's Mayor

Lucas Cleveland

Lucas Cleveland

Co-Owner of Market and Smor, Downtown Grocery Business. Day-to-day responsibilities now passed to Managers.
Phone or text: 289-691-7667 - Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site: https://www.lucasforcobourg.ca/ - good detail and includes Vision
Instagram - Facebook
GoFundMe

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog Article: Competing to be Cobourg's Mayor

Candidates for Deputy Mayor

Suzanne Seguin *

Suzanne

Currently Deputy Mayor

Phone: 905 372-3984
Cell: 289 771-2214
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site: https://www.suzanneseguin.ca/  Includes details of her campaign. 
FacebookTwitterInstagram 

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog article: Candidates for Deputy Mayor

Nicole Beatty *

Nicole Beatty

Currently Councillor

Phone/Text: 289.251.3171
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.nicolebeatty.ca (voters can sign up for an election newsletter here)
Facebook; Instagram; Twitter; TikTok; YouTube

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog article: Candidates for Deputy Mayor

Candidates for Council

Adam Bureau *

adam bureau

Currently Councillor and Owner of Downtown Business "Buy and Sell"

Instagram
Facebook
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 905-376-8151

Web site: https://adambureau.ca/ -   Includes personal details and accomplishments

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog Article: Adam and Aaron Campaigning for re-election

Aaron Burchat *

Aaron Burchat

Currently Councillor, co-owner of Showtime TV & Stereo and works for Compton Telecommunications.

Phone: 905-377-5065
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook
Web site - includes personal details and platform

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 3

Blog Article: Adam and Aaron Campaigning for re-election

 

Johnny Percolides

johnny percolides

Phone: 289-251-4907
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Real Estate Broker

Facebook - Putting the Good in "Ontario's Feel Good Town".  See Facebook page for information and dates of meet & greets.

Blog Article: Johnny Percolides and Brian Darling

Brian Darling *

Brian Darling

Currently Councillor, retired from career in Cobourg Fire Dept.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 905-372-8981

Web site: 
https://www.briandarling4council.com/

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 4

Blog Article: Johnny Percolides and Brian Darling

 

Miriam Mutton

Miriam Mutton

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 905 373-0159
Facebook
Web site: miriam4council.ca - includes considerable detail. Miriam operates a landscaping business.  Previously on Council.

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog Article: One New and One not so New Candidate.

Michael Sprayson

michael sprayson

Website: www.michaelsprayson.ca - includes considerable detail. Self-employed; Married with 3 teenagers.
Phone: 905-396-4854
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook Group
Instagram
Newsletter sign-up

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 5

Blog Article: One New and One not so New Candidate.

 

Sara Gardinier

sara gardinier

Phone:  905-375-7326
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook

Married with 3 kids, works as Homecare PSW. No Web site but she has campaign items on her facebook page.

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 1

Blog Article: Candidates Mark Mills and Sara Gardinier.

Randy Barber

Randy Barber

Phone Home: 905-377-9421
Phone Cell: 416-919-0023
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Web site: https://randybarber.ca/ - Retired, works in the community, previous experience in Markham.
Facebook

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 2

Blog Article: Ashley Bouman and Randy Barber

 

Ashley Bouman

Ashley Bouman2 290

Phone: 905-269-1348
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local community activist and disability advocate
Web site https://www.ashleybouman.ca/ - Includes Biography and campaign details
Facebook  Twitter

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 3

Blog Article: Ashley Bouman and Randy Barber

Mark Mills

Mark Mills

Phone: 905-396-5505
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Works as Manager Transportation Services, City of Toronto; active on Cobourg's Transportation Advisory Committee.
Web site https://www.electmarkmills.com/
Facebook Instagram

Web site information rating:   star rating icon 3

Blog Article: Candidates Mark Mills and Sara Gardinier

 

* Incumbents. Five councillors are to be elected.

School Boards

You may only vote for candidates in one school board.  Lists below apply to voters in Cobourg.

English Public
Position Candidates
Board Member Cherie Whalen
Terry Brown *
Jamie Manton-Byers
Jaine Klassen Jeninga *
Two to be elected
* Incumbents
English Separate
Board Member Kathleen Tanguay
Zolton Zavorsky (Withdrawn)
Douglas Blundel
One to be elected

Meet the Candidates

All Candidates Forum on Sustainability

Date and Time: October 14, 7:00 (doors at 6:30) - 9:00 pm Venture 13, 739 D'Arcy St. Cobourg
Web page
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hosted by Sustainable Cobourg and will focus on sustainability which is a mind set that helps decision makers fulfill the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations, while at the same time balancing the concerns of economic development, environmental care, and social wellbeing, the Triple Bottom Line!

This will be an opportunity for YOU to meet the candidates 'up close and personal' during the Meet and Greet at the beginning of the event as well as the Q & A portion at the conclusion.

Key Dates and Information from Town

Voter Instruction Letter:
Your Voter Instruction Letter will arrive to you in the mail. This letter contains important information on the election process, including:

  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • The web address or phone number to access the voting portal
  • Other important information related to the election

Individual PINs will be mailed to eligible electors so that they are received approximately seven (7) to fourteen (14) days prior to the first voting day. If you do not receive your Voter Instruction Letter, you may visit the office of the Municipal Clerk and 2022 Election Returning Officer, at Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West to confirm you are eligible to vote and receive your PIN.  

Voting Period:

The voting period is from October 14 – 24, 2022. Voting Day is October 24, 2022, and polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How to Vote:

  • By telephone: You will need the information in your Voter Instruction Letter to vote by telephone.
  • Online: You will need the information in your Voter Instruction Letter to vote online.
  • In Person: You may vote in person at one of the following Voter Help Centre locations. You will need your PIN, provided in your Voter Information Letter, and a piece of photo identification to vote in-person.

Voter Help Centre Locations and In-Person Voting
Victoria Hall
55 King Street West, Court Room
October 14, 15, 16: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 17 – 21: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 22 – 23: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 24: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario Street
October 17 – 21: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 24: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Both locations are fully accessible.

The Town has put a web site online with everything you might need to know:  Cobourg Votes

Eligibility to Vote

You can confirm your eligibility to vote in this election and which school board you may vote for at this web site: Voter lookup

If you wish to add, change or remove a name from the voters list, then go to the Clerks office at Victoria Hall during regular office hours between September 1, 2022 and October 23, 2022 and from 8:30am - 8:00pm on October 24, 2022. The application must be in writing on the appropriate form available at the municipal office and must be filed in person, by the applicant with proof of identity and residence.

Results of Previous Elections

Here are the results of Cobourg Municipal elections from 2000 to 2018.

2018 Election Results

Voter turnout 43.6%, the number of ballots cast was 6,480. Total eligible 14,862 Cobourg News report on results
Mayor:  
John Henderson * Acclaimed
Deputy Mayor:  
Suzanne Séguin * 3,511
Randy Curtis 2,692
Councillor:  
Nicole Beatty * 4,278
Brian Darling * 3,969
Emily Chorley * 3,679
Aaron Burchat * 3,065
Adam Bureau * 3,060
Miriam Mutton 2,851
Travis Hoover 2,334
Karl vom Dorff 1,763
Johnny Percolides 1,340
* Elected

2014 Election Results

Voter turnout 52.4%, the number of ballots cast was 7,704. Total eligible 14,709
Mayor:  
Gil Brocanier * 4,028
Miriam Mutton 1,825
Don Kirkup 1,799
Deputy Mayor:  
John Henderson * 3,199
Paul Pagnuelo 2,192
Donna Todd 2,057
Councillor:  
Brian F. Darling * 4,739
Theresa Rickerby * 4,660
Forrest Rowden * 3,869
Debra McCarthy * 3,850
Larry E. Sherwin * 3,822
Wayne Deveau 2,720
Aaron Burchat 2,022
Dave Black 1,455
Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver 1,547
Johnny Percolides 1,269
John T. Lee 1,034
Bruce J. Penning 449
* Elected

2010 Election Results

Voter turnout 47.3%, the number of ballots cast was 6,506. Total eligible 13,747
Mayor:  
Gil Brocanier * 4,408
Manfred Schumann 1,937
Deputy Mayor:  
Stan Frost * Acclaimed
Councillor:  
Miriam Mutton * 4,306
Forrest Rowden * 3,991
John Henderson * 3,632
Donna Todd * 3,614
Larry E. Sherwin * 3,464
Bill MacDonald 2,696
Dave Glover 2,282
Martin Partridge 2,236
* Elected

2006 Election Results

Voter turnout 44.9%, the number of ballots cast was 6,950. Total eligible 15,476
Mayor:  
Peter Delanty * 3,742
Bridget Campion 1,941
Lloyd R. Williams 1,312
Deputy Mayor:  
Gil Brocanier * 3,637
Manfred Schumann 3,052
Councillor:  
Miriam Mutton * 4,098
Stan Frost * 4,019
Bob Spooner * 3,695
Dean McCaughey * 2,856
Bill MacDonald * 2,754
Gerry Drage 2,505
Larry E. Sherwin 2,353
Howie McCourt 2,273
Melissa Marshall 1,936
Judi MCallister 1,797
Rob Harper 1,234
* Elected

2003 Election Results

Mayor:
Peter Delanty Acclaimed
Deputy Mayor:
Bob Spooner * 3,238
Arnold McCurdy 1772
Councillor:
Gil M. Brocanier * 3,068
Pam Jackson * 2,908
D.C. McCaughey * 2,825
J.W. MacDonald * 2,367
Lloyd R. Williams *  
Stan Frost 2,062
Ben Burd 2,010
Marg Grundy 1,980
Keith Oliver 1,564
Gerry Drage 906

* Elected

2000 Election Results

Mayor:
Peter Delanty * 5,068
Joan Chalovich 2,161
Deputy Mayor:
Bob Spooner * 5,283
John Duda 1450
Councillor:
Dean McCaughey * 3,978
Gail DeVeau * 3,692
Lloyd Williams * 3,463
Bill MacDonald * 3,396
Pam Jackson * 3,235
John Floyd 2,924
Rene Roberge 1976
Marg Grundy 1962
Steven McCahon 1730
Joanne Heiplel 1722

* Elected

 

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