Notice to Electors Regarding Town of Essex Ward 4 Candidates

Essex – The Town of Essex is advising voters of a candidate withdrawal for the upcoming 2022 municipal election.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Town staff received written notice by Shawn Mulder, a candidate in Ward 4, that he wishes to withdraw his candidacy in the 2022 Municipal Election.

Under the provisions of Section 36 (a) of the Municipal Elections Act, a candidate must withdraw their name in person no later than 2:00 p.m. on nomination day (August 19, 2022).

As a result, the Town officially cannot accept the withdrawal and Shawn Mulder’s name will still appear on the election ballot for Ward 4. There are two candidates for Ward 4 Councillor - Rodney Hammond and Shawn Mulder.

The municipal election is October 24th, 2022 with Advance Voting days on October 8, 12, 15 and 19. For more information on the 2022 Municipal Election, please visit

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