Resort Municipality Election - August 8, 2022

Advanced Poll: August 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7591 Cawnpore Lane, Cavendish 
Resort Municipality Boardroom

Election Day: August 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7591 Cawnpore Lane, Cavendish
Resort Municipality Boardroom

Information from the Resort Municipality Weekly Updates (

Who is entitled to vote?

All electors
•    Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years of age on or before election day
•    Resided in Province for at least 6 months immediately prior to election day
•    Is ordinarily resident (as defined in Elections Act) in the municipality on election day


All non-resident property electors (people or corporations) who own land in the municipality) who:
•    Are Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years of age on election day; 
•    Are authorized to vote on behalf of a non-resident corporation or incorporated co-operative association

Who can be a candidate?

•    Same as other municipalities, plus
•    A non-resident property elector who is a resident of Prince Edward Island 
•    An individual who has at least 25% ownership in a non-resident corporation or incorporated co-operative association who is also a Canadian Citizen at least 18 years of age and has lived in Province at least 6 months immediately preceding election day

Which Forms apply to the Resort Municipality?

Unless otherwise stated in the Act, the forms listed in the previous sections must be used in the Resort Municipality.  The following two forms are unique to the Resort Municipality because of their elector qualifications outlined in the Municipal Government Act

Non-Resident Property Electors 

All non-resident property electors must complete the Declaration for a Non-Resident Property Elector at the polling location.

A person who is authorized to vote on behalf of a non-resident property elector that is a corporation or incorporated cooperative association must complete the Statutory Declaration above and provide proof of their entitlement to vote on behalf of the corporation or co-operative association.

Residence and Eligibility 

An elector will be required to complete a Declaration of Residency and Eligibility - Resort Municipality  if their name is not on the official list of electors or their eligibility is challenged.

Important Dates

Resort Municipality Election Dates
Appoint MEO/DEO 10-May-22
Notice of Nominations Print Ad 8-Jul-22
Election Office Open  by 12-Jul-22
Nominations Open 13-Jul-22
Map of boundaries of each polling division 15-Jul-22
Close of Nominations 22-Jul-22
Print ad posted for extended nominations 25-Jul-22
Deadline to correct voter information 26-Jul-22
Print Notice of Election information/List shared 27-Jul-22
Extended Nomination Day close 29-Jul-22
Advanced Poll 6-Aug-22
Election Day 8-Aug-22
Verification of Results 10-Aug-22
Deadline to request recount 12-Aug-22
MEO recount deadline 15-Aug-22
Deadline to request judicial review 17-Aug-22
Deadline Judicial review/Declaration Day 22-Aug-22
Swearing in of New Council  September 1-7, 2022