Mayor: Henry Siemens
Council: Don Friesen, Andrew Froese, Don Fehr, Peter Froese, Marvin Plett, Michael Grenier
Province of Manitoba Municipal Elections FAQ
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about municipal elections can be found at the link below.
AMM Municipal Elections Resources
The AMM Municipal Elections Resource Hub has useful information for those interested in running for Council.
Senior Election Official
Council has appointed Barb Dyck as SEO for the 2022 City of Winkler Municipal Elections.
Barb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring photo ID (ex: drivers licence) or two other government issued pieces of identification that show your street address (ex: vehicle registration, Manitoba Health, copy of property tax bill, utility bill) to the voting place in order to vote at Advance Voting or Election Day.
The voters list is now closed.
Eligible voters who wish to vote on Election Day or Advance Poll may do so upon presentation of photo ID and completing a declaration.
The Campaign Finance By-law regulates campaign expenses and contributions to candidates, and includes limits on contribution amounts received and expenses incurred.
Contributions to Candidates
Legislation restricts who may contribute to a candidate’s campaign:
Contributions may only be received from:
• Residents of Manitoba
Contributions may not be received from:
- Unions, corporations or any other organizations, for example the chamber of commerce or rotary club.
- Anonymous contributors. Any candidate who receives an anonymous contribution must turn it over to the SEO.
Legislation establishes the maximum amount that a person may contribute. Monetary and non- monetary contributions are counted towards the limit.
The maximum amounts an individual can contribute to one candidate:
- $1,500 to mayors;
- $1,500 to councillors;
These contribution limits also apply to candidates and their spouses.
A person is eligible to have their name added to the Voters List if they are:
- A Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on Election Day; and
- A resident of the City of Winkler for at least six months prior to Election Day, OR a registered owner of land in the City of Winkler for at least six moths prior to Election Day.
Any person can request to have his or her name and address obscured from the Voters List.
A person whose name has been obscured will receive a Personal Security Certificate and identification number. That person may only vote by Sealed Envelope Ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting places.
To implement the above, a written request must be submitted to the Senior Election Official, in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to:
City of Winkler
185 Main St.
Winkler, MB R6W 1B4
October 26, 2022 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Meridian Exhibition Centre – 1045 Grandeur Avenue, Winkler
The campaign period is the time during which a registered candidate, or any person acting on their behalf, can accept contributions or incur campaign expenses.
The campaign period for candidates for Mayor commences upon registration (registration begins May 1, 2022) and ends March 31, 2023. The campaign period for candidates for Councillor commences upon registration (registration begins June 30, 2022) and ends March 31, 2023. It is only during this period that candidates can solicit contributions and expend funds for the purposes of election.
The Candidates Guidebook outlines the regulations for campaign financing and the requirement to file an audited financial statement.
The City of Winkler By-Law No. 2271-21 to regulate the use and development of land:
6.2 TEMPORARY SIGNS
- A Temporary Sign on private property shall be removed within seven days after the date of the advertised community event or at the discretion of the Designated Officer.
- Temporary Signs on public property include, estate sale, sporting events, open houses, election signs, construction signs, providing that:
a. The sign does not exceed 16 sq ft (1.5 sq m) in area.
b. The sign indicates the date of the event.
c. The sign is not placed within 50 ft (15.2 m) of an intersection.
d. The sign is not placed on public property more than two days in advance of the event.
e. The sign is removed within 24 hours of the event.
In the case of elections signs associated with a municipal election, with respect to:
- Section 6.2 (1): Election signs on private property are subject to the regulations of Section 6.2 (2).
- Section 6.2 (2a): Election signs larger than 16 sq. ft. require development permit approval from the City of Winkler Planning & Permitting Office (ie. mobile sign permit).
- Section 6.2 (2c, d, and e): The “event” refers to the date notice is given of the opening of nominations (August 25, 2022) ending election day (October 26, 2022).
- Election signs permitted starting August 23, 2022.
- Section 6.2 (2e): The City generally would not enforce the removal of election signs until at least 7 days after the election unless they are placed in a way that poses a risk to public safety.
- Election signs to be removed by November 2, 2022.
All registered candidates must file a Candidate Election Finance Statement with the City Manager. Please refer to the Campaign Expenses and Contributions Guide for additional information on this matter.