By-Election for Mayor. January 24, 2022

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Richmond Hill Council voted to proceed with a By-election, rather than an appointment, for the vacant Mayor’s position, following the retirement of former Mayor Dave Barrow.

The City of Richmond Hill will begin accepting nominations for Mayor on Friday, October 15.

Elected by eligible voters, the Mayor will act as chief executive officer of the municipality, preside over Council meetings, represent Richmond Hill at official functions and provide leadership as the head of Council. 

Please click HERE to find out about candidate eligibility

Nominations will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021.

The By-election will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022. 

On-line voting will be available January 18th to January 24th. In person voting will be also be available Saturday January 22 to Monday, January 24, 2022.

For more information about the 2022 By-election, including voting information, rules and regulations and a list of candidates, visit

The current term of council will end November 14, 2021.

The next muncipal election for all of council will be October 24, 2022. 

For up to date information regarding this election and the candidates please visit the Council Accountability Group Richmond Hill web site