2022 Enumeration Update
MPAC has successfully delivered all legislated enumeration deliverables to support the October 2022 Municipal and School Board elections. The Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) was delivered before the August 2 and 22 deadlines, based on the preferred date choice of each municipality or school board. Following this milestone, MPAC delivered Exceptions files on September 8th, to support current data for municipal voters’ lists.
“To ensure the information in our database is as up to date as possible, we make use of all data sources available to us, including updates from the National Register of Electors, Elections Ontario, the Ministry of Government Services, as well as data updates from our property assessment system, and information collected through MPAC’s online portal - VoterLookup.ca.” commented Mary Dawson-Cole, Director, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations. “In July, we leveraged Elections Ontario data from the recent provincial election to make significant updates to our data set by adding more than 680,000 new records and making address corrections to more than 70,000 records.”
Through VoterLookup.ca, Ontario electors have taken an active role in maintaining accurate and up-to-date electoral information that were reflected on MPAC’s Preliminary List of Electors for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections. MPAC leveraged social media and targeted outreach to encourage Ontarians to confirm their information, and it worked; for the period of December 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022, more than 215,000 people confirmed their information with 17% making changes.
“As we await revisions from all municipalities following the October 24 elections, we would like to thank our Elections Working Group, and 15 participating municipalities, for their help and insight in assisting with our 2022 enumeration project work,” stated Carmelo Lipsi, Vice President and COO.
The result from this work was more ‘people data’. For the 2022 enumeration, there was an average 7.5 % growth in municipal PLE size for municipalities in 2022 compared to the lists prepared for the 2018 elections.