Candidate Nomination Forms

 Municipal Council Candidate Nomination Package

 School Trustee Candidate Nomination Package
 

Nomination Paper - Form 1

Declaration of Qualifications

Consent By Candidate to Access Candidate Information for the 2018 Municipal Election

Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2

Council - Preliminary Certificate of Maximum Campaign Contributions
Council - Preliminary Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses

School Board Trustee - Preliminary Certificate of Maximum Campaign Contributions
School Board Trustee - Preliminary certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses

Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate - Form 4

Candidate's Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections  

So You Want to Run For Council Course - AMO Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Municipal Education.ca

Election Sign Regulation

Election Campaign Sign By-law 67-2006

Sign By-law 107-2007

Amending Sign By-law 7-2015

Ward Maps

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Ward 2
Ward 3
Ward 4
Ward 5
Ward 6
Ward Map

Qualifications for Office

Municipal Council

A candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

A candidate, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a Municipal Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a municipality unless he or she:
    • takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
    • resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

School Board Trustee

A candidate for a School Board must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • a supporter of the board;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • Roman Catholic (if running for a separate school board);
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from school board office.

A candidate for the School Board, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office. School Board candidates should confirm that they have the qualifications described in section 219 of the Education Act.

A candidate for a School Board Office cannot be a Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer of a municipality within the jurisdiction of a Board.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a School Board Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a school board unless he or she:
    • takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
    • resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for Municipal or School Board Office without having to resign their current seat in Parliament, the Legislature or the Senate. However, by 2:00 pm on Nomination Day, MPs, MPPs and Senators are required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek a Municipal or School Board Office. Federal or Provincial Cabinet Ministers must step down from Cabinet prior to filing their nomination, and resign their seat by Nomination Day. If an MP, MPP or Senator does not resign prior to the close of nominations, their nomination will be rejected.

Candidate Questions

Q: Can I place a sign on private property?

A: Both the Town’s Sign By-law and Election Campaign Sign By-law regulate the use of election signs during the lead time up to the election. The Election Campaign By-law regulates erection of signs on public property during the 45 day period prior to election day on October 22, 2018, while the Town of Lakeshore Sign By-law regulates the erection of signs generally, including on private property. These By-laws may be found in the “Election Sign Regulation” section on this page.

Q: May I erect an election sign prior to 45 days before Election Day (Election Day is October 22, 2018)?

A: Please note that both the Town’s Sign By-law and Election Campaign Sign By-law regulate the use of election signs during the lead time up to Election Day. The Election Campaign Sign By-law regulates erection of signs on public property during the 45 day period prior to election day on October 22, 2018; while the Town of Lakeshore Sign By-law regulates the erection of signs on property generally, including private property. The Town’s general Sign By-law does not regulate the timing of erection of signs; however, please note that the erection of most signs on private property will require a permit so please familiarize yourself with the Town’s by-laws before erecting a sign on private property should you wish to do so. The By-laws are posted on the Candidate Information page at the Town of Lakeshore’s Election 2018 website.

Q: May I use the Town’s logo or elements of the logo in my election campaign materials?

A: The Town of Lakeshore cannot consent to the use of the Town’s logo or elements of the Town’s logo in candidate election signs. The logo and elements thereof may only be used for official Town purposes authorized by the Town and cannot be associated with individual candidacies.

Q: Can my nickname appear on the election ballot?

A: The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that if a candidate wishes and the Clerk agrees another name that the candidate uses may appear on the ballot instead of or in addition to his or her legal name.

Q: Can I get a copy of the voters list now?

A: The Voters List or excerpts of the Voters List where applicable is not available until September 1, 2018.

Q: Could you provide the number of electors from the 2014 Municipal Election according to Ward and School Support.

A: Please see below the requested number of electors from the 2014 Town of Lakeshore Municipal Election.

TOTAL NUMBER OF ELECTORS - 2014 ELECTION
Ward English Public English Separate French Public French Separate No School Support Total Electors
01 2995 2069 16 226 19 5325
02 1798 1203 18 218 2 3239
03 2,156 1,120 37 374 0 3,687
04 2788 1645 31 546 3 5013
05 2311 1502 14 379 10 4216
06 2448 966 40 644 31 4129
Total 14,496 8,505 156 2,387 65 25,609

Q: Can I post a sign on private property?

A: Yes, with the property owner’s consent in accordance with the Town’s general Sign By-law.

Q: When can I get a copy of the Voter’s List?

A: On or after September 1st upon written request by the candidate.

Q: Where can I find information regarding campaign contributions?

A: Information about campaign contributions can be found at page 17 of the Province’s guide for candidates: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19840 .  The changes are highlighted at page 1 and address the rules about corporations and campaign limit changes.

 

Date edited: 08/20/2018