Municipal Elections take place every 4 years.

The next Municipal Election in the Township of Russell will be held in 2022.

2022 Municipal Election

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Official Results of the 2022 Municipal Elections

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Office of Mayor

Elected: Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Office of Councillor

Elected:

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

2022 Election Financial Statements

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Mayoral Candidates

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Councillor Candidates

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Police Village of Russell Trustee Candidates

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien Candidates

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Candidates

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Third Party Advertisers

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Certified Candidates

Mayor


Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Councillors

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

 

Police Village of Russell Trustees

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

 

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

 

Upper Canada District School Board

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

 

Disclaimer

The Township of Russell does not endorse or support any individual candidate or third-party advertiser; the contact information provided is for voter convenience. The Township of Russell has not independently verified external websites and does not take any responsibility for the content, accuracy or timeliness of external websites.

Key Dates

Nomination Period

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Nomination Day

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Nominations Certified

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Campaign Period

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Voters' List

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Election Signs

  • Specific dates for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.
  • Candidates can display election signs thirty (30) days prior to the municipal election-voting day and must be removed within ten (10) calendar days following the day of the election. For further details on election signs by a candidate or registered party, refer to s. 7.1.1 (a) of the consolidated By-law 2016-052

Campaign Finances

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Voting Day

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

How, When, and Where to Vote

Voting Dates, Times

  • The Voting Period for the 2022 Municipal Elections in the Township of Russell will be posted here once available.
  • If you have not received your Voter Information Letter, please contact the Clerk's Office at elections@russell.ca or 613-443-3066 extension 2345.

Voting Methods

Watch a Video to Learn about Voting Online and Voting by Phone.

Voting Help Center

If you require assistance or information to vote, you can visit our Voter Help Centre, which will be at the Town Hall, and shall be open to the public on the following dates and times:

  • Information for the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Who can vote?

You can vote in a municipal election if, on voting day, you are:

• a resident of the Township of Russell, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;

• a Canadian citizen;

• at least 18 years old; and

• not prohibited from voting by law.

Who cannot vote?

You cannot vote in a municipal election if you are:

• a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;

• a corporation;

• a person acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity;

• a person convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Is My Name on the Voters' List?

Your name must be registered on the voters' list to be able to vote.

To see if you are on the voters' list, use the online Voter Lookup tool, or contact the Clerk's office at elections@russell.ca or by telephone at 613-443-3066 extension 2345.

Identification

Anyone asking for amendments to the Voters' List or requiring the issuance of a new Voter Information Letter shall be able to prove his or her identity and his or her qualification to vote including a proof of residence, renting or ownership, date of birth and even Canadian citizenship.

Acceptable Documents for Voter Identification

 

You must present 1 of the following documents showing your name and address:

  • Ontario driver's license
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • cancelled personalized cheque
  • mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • insurance policy or insurance statement
  • loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  • any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  • income tax assessment notice
  • child tax benefit statement
  • statement of employment insurance benefits paid T4E
  • statement of old age security T4A (OAS)
  • statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits T4A (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan statement of contributions
  • statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works
  • statement of direct deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board statement of benefits T5007
  • property tax assessment
  • credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • hospital card or record
  • document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
  • utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities' commission
  • cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

 

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs prepared the 2018 Voters' Guide for Municipal Council and School Board Elections.

Third-Party Advertising

List of Third-Party Advertisers

The list of Certified Third-Party Advertisers in the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Forms

If you want to be a Third-Party Advertiser during the Municipal Elections, you need to submit the following two forms to the Clerk:

Guide to Third-Party Advertising

Learn the rules of Third Party-Advertising under the Municipal Elections Act:

2018 Municipal Election

Official Results of the 2018 Municipal Elections

The regular municipal election to elect a Mayor, Councillors, School Board Trustees and Police Village of Russell Trustees was held on Monday, October 22, 2018. 48% of Russell Township's eligible voters voted either online or by telephone.

Office of Mayor

Elected: Pierre Leroux

Office of Councillor

Elected:

  • André Brisson
  • Jamie Laurin
  • Cindy Saucier
  • Mike Tarnowsksi

2018 Election Financial Statements

Request the financial statements of any candidates listed below by contacting the Clerk's Office at elections@russell.ca.

Mayoral Candidates

  • ARMSTRONG, Charles - Financial statement filled
  • LEROUX, Pierre - Financial statement filled
  • McNALLY, Shawn - Financial statement filled

Councillor Candidates

  • BRISSON, André – Financial statement filled
  • DAOUST, Nicolas - Financial statement filled
  • GAGNIER, Marc-Antoine – Financial statement filled
  • KARGUS, Richard - Financial statement filled
  • LAURIN, Jamie – Financial statement filled
  • RENAUD, Richard (Rick) - A Notice of Default was issued because a financial statement was not filed by 2 :00 p.m. on March 29, 2019.
  • SAUCIER, Cindy – Financial statement filled
  • ST-AMOUR, Isabelle - Financial statement filled
  • TARNOWSKI, Mike - Financial statement filled

Police Village of Russell Trustee Candidates

  • McNALLY, Wendy - Financial statement filled
  • MILLER, Mike – Financial statement filled
  • ROKOSH, Gregory Joseph - Financial statement filled

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien Candidates

  • BAZINET, François – Financial statement filled

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Candidates

  • WILSON, Sue – Financial statement filled

Third Party Advertisers

  • CROSSAN, Ben - Financial statement filled
  • CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION - Financial statement filled

Certified Candidates

Mayor


ARMSTRONG, Charles
613-443-0588
campaign.armstrong@gmail.com

LEROUX, Pierre
613-915-1975
pierreleroux@rogers.com

McNALLY, Shawn
613-445-3500
electmcnally@gmail.com

Councillors

BRISSON, André
613-443-5352
brisson1076@gmail.com

DAOUST, Nicolas
613-914-6065
nicaoust@gmail.com

GAGNIER, Marc-Antoine
613-619-0041
monsieur1992@hotmail.ca

KARGUS, Richard
613-297-1669
rickkargus@yahoo.ca

LAURIN, Jamie
613-853-3581
jamie.laurin@rogers.com 

RENAUD, Richard (Rick)
613-323-1884
rick@renaudconsulting.ca

SAUCIER, Cindy
613-445-3852
dandycin@hotmail.com

ST-AMOUR, Isabelle
613-219-9715
istamour@outlook.com 

TARNOWSKI, Mike
613-668-1866
teacher2131@yahoo.ca

 

Police Village of Russell Trustees

McNALLY, Wendy
swmcnally@rogers.com

MILLER, Mike
613-445-2900
mikemillerxc@msn.com

ROKOSH, Gregory Joseph
613-445-2874
ggrokosh@yahoo.ca

 

(All 3 Acclaimed)

 

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien

BAZINET, François
613-984-2260
fdb1@bell.net
(Acclaimed)

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

WILSON, Sue
613-678-3306
wilsonfarms1980@xplornet.com
(Acclaimed)

Upper Canada District School Board

PARISIEN, Corina
613-551-3852
corinawilson09@hotmail.com
(Acclaimed / Élu sans concurrent)

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

KEOUGH, John
613-764-0404
johnkeough@rogers.com

TESSIER, Pierre
613-424-6999
tessierpierre@yahoo.ca

 

Disclaimer

The Township of Russell does not endorse or support any individual candidate or third-party advertiser; the contact information provided is for voter convenience. The Township of Russell has not independently verified external websites and does not take any responsibility for the content, accuracy or timeliness of external websites.

Key Dates

Nomination Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018

Candidates can file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office at any time during normal business hours until Nomination Day (July 27, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.

Nomination Day

Friday, July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Last day for candidates to file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office.  Nominations close at 2:00 p.m. This is also the deadline for withdrawal.

Nominations Certified

Monday, July 30, 2018

Clerk certifies candidate nomination papers by 4:00 p.m.

Campaign Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018

The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018.

Voters’ List

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    • Preliminary Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions begin.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Interim Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions continue.

Election Signs

  • Saturday September 22, 2018 – Thursday, November 1, 2018 
  • Candidates can display election signs thirty (30) days prior to the municipal election-voting day and must be removed within ten (10) calendar days following the day of the election. 
  • For further details on election signs by a candidate or registered party, refer to s. 7.1.1 (a) of the consolidated By-law 2016-052 

Campaign Finances

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.

Voting Day

Monday, October 22, 2018

Voting closes at 8:00 p.m.

How, When, and Where to Vote

Voting Dates, Times

If you have not received your Voter Information Letter, please contact the Clerk's Office at elections@russell.ca or 613-443-3066 extension 2345.

Voting Methods

Watch a Video to Learn about Voting Online and Voting by Phone.

Voting Help Center

If you require assistance or information to vote, you can visit our Voter Help Centre, which will be at the Town Hall, and shall be open to the public on the following dates and times:

  •  Wednesday, October 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday, October 19 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 21 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Monday, October 22 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who can vote?

You can vote in a municipal election if, on voting day, you are:

• a resident of the Township of Russell, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;

• a Canadian citizen;

• at least 18 years old; and

• not prohibited from voting by law.

Who cannot vote?

You cannot vote in a municipal election if you are:

• a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;

• a corporation;

• a person acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity;

• a person convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Is My Name on the Voters' List?

Your name must be registered on the voters' list to be able to vote.

To see if you are on the voters' list, use the online Voter Lookup tool, or contact the Clerk's office at elections@russell.ca or by telephone at 613-443-3066 extension 2345.

Identification

Anyone asking for amendments to the Voters' List or requiring the issuance of a new Voter Information Letter shall be able to prove his or her identity and his or her qualification to vote including a proof of residence, renting or ownership, date of birth and even Canadian citizenship.

Acceptable Documents for Voter Identification

 

You must present 1 of the following documents showing your name and address:

  • Ontario driver's license
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • cancelled personalized cheque
  • mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • insurance policy or insurance statement
  • loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  • any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  • income tax assessment notice
  • child tax benefit statement
  • statement of employment insurance benefits paid T4E
  • statement of old age security T4A (OAS)
  • statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits T4A (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan statement of contributions
  • statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works
  • statement of direct deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board statement of benefits T5007
  • property tax assessment
  • credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • hospital card or record
  • document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
  • utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities' commission
  • cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

 

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs prepared the 2018 Voters' Guide for Municipal Council and School Board Elections.

Third-Party Advertising

List of Third-Party Advertisers

The list of Certified Third-Party Advertisers in the 2022 election will be posted here once available.

Forms

If you want to be a Third-Party Advertiser during the Municipal Elections, you need to submit the following two forms to the Clerk:

Guide to Third-Party Advertising

Learn the rules of Third Party-Advertising under the Municipal Elections Act:

General Election Information

Becoming a Candidate

Thinking of Running for Council?

To help you understand the election process and what you need to know, consider these resources:

  • Township of Russell Municipal Elections Policies & Procedures

 

Below is some general information and tools to guide you. Request any of these documents by contacting the Clerk's office at elections@russell.ca or by telephone at 613-443-3066 extension 2345.

  • Schedule of Meetings
  • Procedural By-law
  • Council Members Remuneration and Expense By-law
  • Consolidation of Sign By-law
  • Use of Municipal Resources Policy
  • Committee By-law
  • User fee By-law
  • Acting Mayor Appointment
  • Boards & Committees – Appointments
  • Budget Meeting Calendar
  • Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
  • Municipal Act 2001 (Refer to s. 5, s. 11 & s. 224 to 229)
  • Report CL 01-2018 Review of Bill 68 and proposed amendments to the Procedural By law
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • List of Conferences

Women in Politics: Why Not Me?

Did you know that in the Prescott and Russell region, municipal councils have only 21% women*, while they represent 51.0% of the population? Women's Leadership Prescott-Russell intends to respond to these major challenges with their "Women in Politics, Why Not Me?" campaign.

Accessibility During an Election

The Township of Russell has made great efforts in promoting a barrier free community.

The 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan was prepared in order to ensure that the 2018 Municipal Election is consistent with the core principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Request a copy of the 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan by contacting the Clerk's Office at elections@russell.ca.