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- News - Posts on Cobourg News Blog
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- Meet the Candidates - events where you can meet the Candidates
- Information from the Town - Information provided by the Town
- Results of previous elections - election results back to 2000.
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.
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:
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.
Articles on Cobourg News Blog about Candidates. News items will summarize Candidate information.
- John Henderson Announces Re-Election Campaign - 9 May 2022
- One New and One Not so New Councillor - Miriam Mutton and Michael Sprayson - 29 Aug 2022
- Adam and Aaron Campaigning for re-election - 2 Sept 2022
- Candidates for Deputy Mayor - 4 Sept 2022
- Competing to be Cobourg's Mayor - 9 Sept 2022
- Ashley Bouman and Randy Barber - 11 Sept 2022
- Candidates Mark Mills and Sara Gardinier - 16 Sept 2022
- Johnny Percolides and Brian Darling - 19 Sept 2022
- Affordable Housing promises by Candidates for Mayor - 29 Sept 2022
- Interviews with Candidates for Mayor - 2 Oct 2022 - Videos by Cogeco
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 Deputy Mayor
Candidates for Council
* Incumbents. Five councillors are to be elected.
You may only vote for candidates in one school board. Lists below apply to voters in Cobourg.
|Board Member||Cherie Whalen
Terry Brown *
Jaine Klassen Jeninga *
Two to be elected
|Board Member||Kathleen Tanguay
Zolton Zavorsky (Withdrawn)
One to be elected
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Here are the results of Cobourg Municipal elections from 2000 to 2018.