These Are Your Candidates for the 2022 Provincial Election

If you’re still wondering whether or not you should file your papers in order to become a candidate in the June 2 provincial election, it’s too late. As of 2 pm Friday, the slate is set, and chances are that if you’ve been following the local news then you probably know all the potential next Members of Provincial Parliament running in Guelph. In case you don’t, check out the full list of candidates in Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills below.

For the record, there are 900 candidates from 25 parties running in Ontario for the 2022 election, and that represents a nine per cent increase in the number of candidates from 2018 but a 10.7 per cent decrease in terms of the number of parties participating.

In Guelph, there are seven candidates running including representatives from the four main parties plus three smaller parties. Next door in Wellington-Halton Hills there are six candidates including the four representatives from the main parties, and two from the smaller parties.

Here are the candidates running in the riding of Guelph:

JUANITA BURNETT, Communist
RAECHELLE DEVEREAUX, Ontario Liberal Party
WILL LOMKER, New Blue
PETER MCSHERRY, PC Party of Ontario
JAMES PARR, Ontario NDP
MIKE SCHREINER, Green Party of Ontario
PAUL TAYLOR, None of the Above Party

Here are the candidates running in the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills:

TED ARNOTT, PC Party of Ontario
DIANE BALLANTYNE, Ontario NDP
RYAN KAHRO, Green Party of Ontario
STEPHEN KITRAS, New Blue
RON PATAVA, Consensus
TOM TAKACS, Ontario Liberal Party

Now, it’s up to voters to makes sure they’re on the voter’s list and that they have a plan for how they want to vote.

“We continue to modernize elections in Ontario to make voting easy. Voters can take advantage of the many voting options available and choose the one that works best for them,” said Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario Greg Essensa in a statement. “I encourage Ontarians to download the Elections Ontario app, where they can get a list of candidates for their electoral district.”

You can make sure you’re on the voters’ list by visiting Elections Ontario’s website right now.

If you’d like to vote by mail, you can apply online at Elections Ontario’s website. There is a deadline, but so long as they receive your completed application by 6 pm on May 27, they will send you a mail-in ballot. In order for your ballot to count, Elections Ontario will need to receive it by June 2 and 6 pm.

If you’re preference is to vote in-person, you can actually vote anytime right up to 6 pm on June 1 by visiting the Elections Ontario returning office at 292 Speedvale Avenue West, Unit #1 (at the corner of Silvercreek Parkway). The will also be advanced polls at the following days and locations:

ARKELL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL
39 ARKELL Road
May 19 – 28
10 AM – 8 PM

WATER STREET CHURCH
287 WATER Street
May 19 – 23
10 AM – 8 PM

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE
683 WOOLWICH Street
May 24 – 28
10 AM – 8 PM

VICTORIA ROAD RECREATION CENTRE
151 VICTORIA Road N
May 24 – May 28
10 AM – 8 PM

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH CAMPUS
50 STONE Road E
May 25 – 27
10 AM – 8 PM

If all else fails, you can vote on Election Day June 2. Just look for your polling place on your voter information card, which you should be receiving in the mail soon.

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