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Municipal Elections 2022

Advance Vote

Saturday, October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Municipal Office

Voting Day

Monday, October 24th from 10 am to 8 pm

Voting Places  Electors residing:

  • East of Shannon Road (Mattice) - at the Municipal Office

  • West of Shannon Road (Val Côté) - at the Val Côté Fire Hall

Important dates

  • May 2nd 2022: First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of Mayor or Councillor in Mattice – Val Côté, or as a school board trustee. A candidate’s electoral campaign begins once their nomination paper has been filed.

  • August 19th 2022: End of the nomination period. Candidates have until 2 PM to file their nomination papers, to change office, or to withdraw their nomination.   Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2 PM.

  • October 24th 2022: Voting day. Voting places will open at 10 AM and close at 8 PM. Additional information regarding voting events will be available at a later date.

  • November 15th 2022: Members of Council elected in the October 24th elections take on their new roles and responsibilities as they form the new municipal government.

Information for voters


In order to vote, one must be a qualified elector. 

On voting day, you must be:

  • A resident of the Municipality of Mattice – Val Côté, or an owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; 

  • A Canadian citizen;

  • At least 18 years old; and/or

  • Not prohibited from voting by law.

You CANNOT vote if you:

  • Are serving a sentence;

  • Are a Corporation;

  • Are acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy; and/or

  • Have been convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Voter Identification

All electors are required to present a piece of identification in order to receive a ballot at their voting place. The identification must show your name and address. Photo identification is not required.

Voters’ List

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) prepares the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario. Once the Municipality has its preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins, and electors may add their name or make changes directly with the municipality. You are encouraged to use MPAC’s online tool,, to confirm whether you are on the preliminary list of electors for the upcoming municipal elections. This tool can also be used to make updates to your information, to add a name to the enumeration, and to change school support for electoral purposes.

Official List of Candidates

Office of Mayor

  • Dupuis, Marc

  • Garneau, Gaetan

Office of Councillor

  • Brousseau, Steve  "acclaimed to the office"

  • Gagnon, Sophie  "acclaimed to the office"

  • Malenfant, Joyce  "acclaimed to the office"

  • Manning, Réginald  "acclaimed to the office"

School Board - Trustess


Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-est de l'Ontario – Zone G

(Hornepayne, Hearst and Mattice – Val Côté)

French public


  • Lucie Paquin, acclaimed


Conseil Scolaire Catholique de District des Grandes Rivières – Zone H

(Hearst and Mattice – Val Côté)

French separate


  • Chantal Couture – Rancourt, acclaimed

District School Board Ontario North East – Zone G

(Hearst and Smooth Rock Falls)

English public


  • Bruce Hayter, 1205 rue Alexandra, Hearst, ON  P0L 1N0

  • Cindy Pye Reasbeck, 85 chemin de la Péninsule Lefebvre, Moonbeam, ON         P0L 1V0

Northeastern Catholic District School Board – Zone A

(Hearst and Smooth Rock Falls)

English separate


  • Denis Lincez, acclaimed


Municipal Elections  -  Joint Compliance Audit Committee


The Municipalities of Hearst, Mattice-Val Coté, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Kapuskasing, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland and Smooth Rock Falls are seeking individuals to serve on the Joint Compliance Audit Committee. The Committee is responsible for considering applications for compliance related to the municipal elections.


The Committee will be composed of three members with:

  • Commitment to learning and understanding municipal election campaign financing rules;

  • Analytical and decision-making skills;

  • Experience working on committees or similar settings;

  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and

  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.


Term of the Committee is December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2026.


Application forms are available from the Office of the Clerk in each of the municipalities. Applications are to be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday September 16, 2022 to the attention of the Clerk of the Town of Kapuskasing, 88 Riverside Drive, Kapuskasing, Ontario P5N 1B3.

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