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2022 Municipal Election


Below is the official, certified statement of results for the 2022 Thompson Municipal Election.

2022 Statement of Official Results


Initial, unofficial counts have been completed for the 2022 Thompson Municipal Election, with 2,070 out of 7,578 eligible voters turning out to elect Thompson’s new Mayor and Council.

Unofficial results in the order of votes are as follows, with bold names indicating elected officials.

Colleen Smook964Kathy Valentino1,394
Les Ellsworth711Sandra Oberdorfer1,222
Ron Matechuk388Louis Fitzpatrick1,145

Brian Lundmark1,135

Duncan Wong949

Chiew Chong926

Earl Colbourne857

Joyce McIvor833

Addie Colbourne696

Robert Chuckrey693

James MacIntyre647

Rita Werstroh608


The School District of Mystery Lake had exactly as many candidates for School Trustees as the number of seats available, meaning that the Board of Trustees was acclaimed as of September 20. Your 2022-2026 School District of Mystery Lake Trustees are:

  1. Lindsay Anderson
  2. Michelle Tomashewski
  3. Abbie Humby
  4. Mike Lawson
  5. M. D. Sharker
  6. Henk Warnar-Brown
  7. Bryan Young

Election Calendar: City Council and SDML Board of Trustees

Official Election Date:
October 26, 2022
All voting taking place at the Thompson Regional Community Centre
Polls open 8:00am to 8:00pm

Accepting Mayoral Nominations:
May 1, 2022 - September 20, 2022

Accepting Councillor and School Trustee Nominations:
June 30, 2022 - September 20, 2022

Mayoral Candidates

Colleen Smook
Ron Matechuk
Les Ellsworth

Councillor Candidates

Kathy Valentino
Louis Fitzpatrick
Cheiw Chong
Addie Colbourne
Brian Lundmark
Sandra Orberdorfer
Robert Chuckery
Duncan Wong
Joyce McIvor
Earl Colbourne
James McIntyre
Rita Werstroh

All candidates are listed in the order that their names were randomly drawn on September 21, 2022.

Nomination Drop-off

Prospective municipal election and Board of Trustees candidates must register with the Senior Election Official (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.

Contact the Senior Election Official at 204-679-4848 or email to schedule an appointment in order to pick up or drop off nomination papers. All appointments take place at City Hall during regular business hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm).

The nomination deadline is September 20, 2022, at 4:00 pm. Nominations are closed.

A nomination must be submitted in writing, including at least 25 voter signatures, or 1% of the local voter base, and include a declaration of qualification.

Eligible Voters

Residents are eligible to vote if they are Canadian citizens 18 years of age or older, and have either resided or owned property within the City of Thompson for at least six months on Election Day.

Students attending university outside of the City who intend to return home after their current term are also eligible voters.

Local residents with no fixed address are also eligible voters, such as those who live at a local shelter, hostel, or similar social institution.

If you want to add your name to the voter list, or to change their information, should contact the Senior Election Official.

More Information

Association of Manitoba Municipalities 2022 Elections Resource Guide

AMM has an information hub for prospective and returning candidates including the Municipal Candidates handbook, legislation like the Municipal Act, and other essential reading for candidates and the general public.

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