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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
A candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:
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:
A candidate for a School Board must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:
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:
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.
For more information, as to filing requirements, please contact the Clerk's Office at 519-735-2184
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario [AMO] provides an online course which is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council.
“So You Want to Run for Council” is a course to supplement the materials that prospective candidates will receive from the Clerk. The course content was designed by current and retired members of council, and covers the opportunities and challenges that exist in community leadership. Some of the areas covered in the course are: