NOTICE of the 2022 Municipal Council and School Board Election 

Notice of registration of prospective candidates for the upcoming municipal election

Prospective municipal election candidates must register with the Senior Election Official (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign. An election to elect a Mayor and six Councillors takes place the fourth Wednesday of October every four years.

The 2022 municipal election will be held on October 26. 

Municipal Election

Are you seeking election or re-election to municipal office? 

Are you a Canadian citizen?

Are you at least 18 years of age on Election Day?

Are you a voter or property owner in the City of Selkirk?

If yes to all these questions you are eligible to run for a Council position.

An overview of the election process in Manitoba and steps you need to take to run as a candidate in the municipal election are available in the 2022 Candidates Guidebook

Part of the registration package from the SEO will include City of Selkirk By-laws:

With the municipal election set to occur on October 26, 2022, the City of Selkirk understands that you may wish to set up signs throughout the City promoting your candidacy.

  • signage on public property must only be present between sunrise and sunset on any given day.
  • signage may not obstruct the flow of normal pedestrian or vehicle traffic or to obstruct a driver’s ability to drive safely.
  • signage shall not be allowed within 20ft of a street intersection or boulevard or 10ft of the entrance to a public lane or private driveway.
  • signage must be securely fashioned to prevent dislodging in the elements.
  • signage may not be attached to any publicly owned property of vegetation.

These rules are laid out in the City of Selkirk By-Law No. 4925 Section 2, pertaining to signage on City property. 

Any signage that violates this by-law may be removed by City staff and stored at the Selkirk Civic Office located at 200 Eaton Ave. Retrieval of picked up signs is available during public office hours only.

Signage during Municipal Election Campaigning

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING IN THE CITY OF SELKIRK?

You must be a Canadian citizen, aged at least 18 on or before October 26 and have lived in Selkirk or owned property for at least 6 months before the election (before April 26, 2022).

I DO NOT LIVE IN SELKIRK, BUT I OWN PROPERTY IN THE CITY – CAN I VOTE?

Yes you can, as a Non Resident Voter, as long as you have owned the property for at least 6 months. The deed to the property must have your name on it; numbered companies or corporations are not qualified. Non Residents are qualified to  vote for Mayor and Councillors, but not  for School Trustees.

IF I RESIDE IN SELKIRK AND ALSO OWN OTHER PROPERTY, CAN I VOTE TWICE?

No, you may vote only once in any municipality, but if you reside in Selkirk and own property in another municipality, for example, St. Andrews, you are entitled to vote for Mayor ,Councilors and School Trustees in the municipality where you reside and for Mayor & Councillors where you are a property owner.

CAN I VOTE IF MY NAME IS NOT ON THE VOTERS LIST?

Yes, if you are a qualified voter, you can have your name added to the list on Election Day. You will be required to take an oath at the voting site, and registered before you can vote. Please bring photo ID.

Section maps and location update coming soon.

Whether you are running for a council position, voting at an advanced poll or voting site on election day, identification with your current address or proof of land ownership is required.

LSSD School Board Election

The upcoming election for school Trustee will be held on October 26, 2022

Information and supporting documents available HERE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that candidate registrations can be received:

For the office of Mayor:
Between May 1, 2022 and September 20, 2022

For the office of Councillor:
Between June 30, 2022 and September 20, 2022

at the City of Selkirk Civic Office, 200 Eaton Ave.
Monday-Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

To obtain a registration form, contact the SEO

Alison Sinclair, SEO
Phone:  (204) 785-4900     Fax: (204) 482-5448
Email: [email protected]

Dated at City of Selkirk on April 29, 2022
Senior Election Official, City of Selkirk

The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act now requires all prospective candidates to register before accepting campaign contributions or incurring campaign expenses. Registration is in addition to filing nomination papers between September 14 – September 20, 2022.