2022 Election
Municipal and School Board Election
 
Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some answers to frequently asked questions about municipal elections:
 
When do municipal elections take place?
 
Manitoba municipal elections are held every four years. The general election day for most municipalities is always the fourth Wednesday in October. The next general municipal election will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
 
The Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach, the Town of Winnipeg Beach, and the Village of Dunnottar hold elections every four years on the fourth Friday in July. In 2022, Election Day is Friday, July 22, 2022.

Who is the Senior Election Official (SEO)?
 
The Senior Election Official (SEO) is the person appointed by the municipality to exercise general direction and supervision over the conduct of municipal elections. The SEO will be your primary contact person should you have any questions about municipal elections, such as voting place locations, alternative voting opportunities, nominations, questions about the voters list, etc. Your municipal office will have the SEO's contact information if you are unsure who the SEO is in your municipality.
 
RM of Hanover SEO: Lois Gresuik
Contact Information: SEO@hanovermb.ca

What are the responsibilities of council in a municipal election?
 
In order to uphold the integrity of the election process, municipal councils are responsible only for certain key election decisions. These decisions include:
  • deciding if the election will be at-large or based on wards;*
  • agreeing to conduct an election, or any part of an election, with another local authority;
  • appointing the Senior Election Official;
  • budgeting for election expenses and deciding remuneration for election officials;
  • establishing a by-law restricting the use of municipal resources by candidates during an election; * and
  • deciding whether to authorizing the use of vote-counting machines. *
*by-laws for these purposes must be passed at least 180 days before the election to take effect
 
 
More frequently asked questions/answer can be found here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/election_faq.html#gi1