Please see below Candidate Nomination Package and Additional Nomination Forms:

Click on links for more information and forms.

 

Complete Candidate Nomination Package

 

 

 

Complete School Trustee 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

 

Election Campaign Sign By-law 67-2006

Sign By-law 107-2017

Ward Map

Ward 1
Ward 2
Ward 3
Ward 4
Ward 5
Ward 6

 

Municipal Office

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 Office

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.

For more information, as to filing requirements, please contact the Clerk's Office at 519-735-2184
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Thinking of Running for a Council Position?

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:

  •     Reasons that you should and should not run for council
  •     What you should know before you run for office
  •     Dealing with the media
  •     Techniques for working with others
  •     The roles of council members and staff
  •     What are the powers and influence of municipal government
  •     Transparency and accountability in government
Please click the following link for information regarding the course offered by AMO

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

 
Date edited: 07/16/2018