Municipality of Bayham

Appointing a Proxy

If you are an eligible elector, you may appoint another person to vote on your behalf. This person is known as a “proxy” voter. This person must be a qualified elector and someone you trust. You cannot appoint more than one voting proxy or act as a voting proxy for more than one other person. However, this restriction does not apply if the proxy and the other person are spouses or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild.

Proxies may be appointed at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from August 22, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Appointments of Voting Proxy will NOT be able to be issued on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Completion of PR FORM 3 - Appointment of Voting Proxy is required. 

Box A on the form will be completed at the time you obtain the proxy certificate from the Clerk. The person you appoint as a proxy must then bring in the proxy certificate with your signature on it, show proof of their identity, and have it certified by the Clerk. 

Please note that Election Officials at the voting station will not accept uncertified, faxed or photocopied proxy certificates at the voting place.

The following rules apply to the issuance of Proxy Certificates:

  • Only original signatures will be accepted on the proxy forms.
  • The name of the person appointed as the voting proxy must be filled in on the form at the time it is signed by the elector who is appointing the proxy.
  • The proxy certificate must be completed at the Office of the Clerk where the elector appointed will take the declaration.
  • The proxy certificate will be officially certified by the Clerk or designate.
  • The proxy certificate is a public document and may be inspected by any person during the election process.
  • The appointment does not remain in effect after Voting Day of the Municipal Election.