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

Ward 1
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: 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: 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.

Q. Is it possible to get some more information on the 'vote by mail' system that Lakeshore uses? Are residents expected to mail in their ballots, or take them to their local polling stations on October 22, 2018?

A. The Town uses Dominion Voting’s vote by mail system whereby the Voting Kits are sent to voters based on the registered voters in the Voters’ List. The vote by mail system was procured through a public procurement process. Voters may send their Voting Kit (consisting of completed ballot in secrecy envelope and signed declaration form all in a pre-paid envelope) via Canada Post on or before October 11th or drop it off at Town Hall. There are no other polling stations.

Q. Can you provide a list of polling station locations under the candidate questions on the website?

A. Town Hall is the only place a voter can attend to obtain a Voting Kit if the voter did not receive one by mail. Voters may drop off his or her completed Voting Kit at Town Hall as well.

Q: Can you please let me know the appropriate protocol for requesting information from the Town of Lakeshore that is not routinely available?

A: Any information other than that which is generally provided to the public should be requested through a freedom of information request. A person can request information by completing the form appearing at this link: http://lakeshore.ca/media/files/Freedom%20of%20Information%20Request%20Form.pdf and paying $5.00 to The Corporation of the Town of Lakeshore.

Q: Am I permitted to accept donations from corporations?

A: Donations from corporations and trade unions are no longer permitted to contribute to candidate campaigns under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; however, registered third parties may advertise in support of a candidate. For more information, please see: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18736.aspx.

Q: Does the Town of Lakeshore have a contingency plan in place in the event that a Canada Post labour disruption occurs?

A: Yes, we are in the midst of confirming the Town’s election business contingency plan respecting a labour disruption and will publish the details on the Town’s website once we have confirmed the details.

Total Number of Households per Ward
 

Ward

  Total Addresses Empty Properties Electors
Ward 01 2,438 1,502 5,563
Ward 02 1,882 766 3,718
Ward 03 2,051 995 4,158
Ward 04 2,672 1,661 5,167
Ward 05 2,024 2,851 4,332
Ward 06 2,158 3,303 4,120
  Total 13,225 11,078 27,058

Q: Can I use a credit card to pay for campaign expenses?

A: Please refer to page 22 of the Province’s Candidates’ Guide 2018 for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections which states:
 
Expenses must be paid from your campaign bank account. If you use a credit card to pay for purchases you should make sure that you keep clear records showing that the expense on the credit card was reimbursed from the campaign account.
 
The Guide can be found at: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18735.aspx

Q:  Are Candidates permitted to pickup and dropoff completed voter kits to Lakeshore Town Hall?

A:  Yes, candidates are permitted to collect and deliver completed Voting Kits. I should emphasize that it’s essential that the voter sign the declaration form and include it in the return envelope with the sealed ballot return envelope or the ballot will not be counted. Voting Kits can be returned to Town Hall during regular business hours (or until 8pm on Election Day). In the event of a postal strike/lockout, Voting Kits may be dropped off at any of the Voting Kit Return Centres provided by the Town.
 

Date edited: 10/10/2018