Candidate & Third Party Advertiser Registration Now Available Online

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MARKHAM, ON – May 2, 2022 – This October, voters will have 250 hours to cast their ballots online or in person in the 2022 Markham Municipal Election from October 14 to 24 for the offices of the Mayor, Regional Councillor, Ward Councillor and School Board Trustee.

Individuals looking to make a difference in their community are encouraged to run for Markham City Council or School Board Trustee in the upcoming municipal election. Local government and school boards deliver important services that residents rely on every day. Help build Markham’s future and shape an engaged, diverse, thriving and vibrant city!

Candidates can register online using Election Markham’s secure nomination portal until August 19 at 2 PM. Step-by-step instructions on how to register as a candidate are available at

Have something to say? Any person, corporation, or trade union that plans to spend money on political advertisements during the 2022 Markham Municipal Election needs to register as a third party advertiser online before October 21 at 5 PM. Instructions on how to register as a third party advertiser and the rules for political advertising are available at

Elections Markham will be hosting two virtual Candidate & Third Party Advertiser Information Sessions on Zoom:

Visit for the latest and most reliable information related to the 2022 Markham Municipal Election.

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About Elections Markham:  Elections Markham is an independent, non-partisan division of the City of Markham, responsible for administering municipal elections, by-elections and referenda in Markham. Elections Markham strives to continue innovating its municipal elections, creating an accessible and inclusive experience, and empowering all voters to exercise their democratic right to vote. The City of Markham is a leader in digital democracy, is the first municipality in Canada to use online voting, and is the largest and longest-running lower-tier municipality nationwide to use online voting today.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 354,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. 

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