to the Municipal Election Act include changes to the nomination period. For the
2018 Municipal Election the nomination period is from May 1, 2018 to July 27,
2018. Nominations can be filed during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30
pm) from May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2018. On Nomination Day (July 27), nominations
can be filed between 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
may be nominated for an office by filing a nomination in the Clerk's Office, in
person or by an agent. Effective April 1, 2018, the nomination of a person for
an office on Council, must be endorsed by at least 25 persons, and they may
endorse more than one nomination with one exception. The endorsement requirement
does not apply to a nomination in a municipality in which the number of electors
who were eligible to vote in the 2014 election is less than the prescribed
person endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an
office within the municipality, if a regular election was held on the day that
the person endorses the nomination.
is entitled to rely upon the information filed by the candidate and a nomination
certified by the Clerk is conclusive evidence that all conditions have been
complied with. In other words, the Clerk does not have to verify the electors
Nominations filed for School Board do not require the endorsement of 25 persons.
filing fee must accompany the nomination. The prescribed nomination fee is
$200.00 for the Head of Council (Mayor) and $100.00 for all other offices. The
filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or by a debit card.
Withdrawal of NOMINATION:
candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written
withdrawal of their candidacy by no later than 2:00 pm on July 27, 2018
(Nomination Day) in the Clerk's Office.
As nominations are accepted, the
Clerk shall provide notice of the "Unofficial List of Candidates" by posting a
copy in the Municipal Office, the township website.
The Clerk will certify the
nomination papers before 4:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018 and post a copy in the
Municipal Office, on the township website.
Once a person has filed his or
her nomination papers, the Clerk will provide notice of the preliminary maximum
campaign expense limit and a copy of the procedures and guidelines established
Each Candidate is required to keep records of all contributions and expenses
during his or her Campaign Period and to complete a Financial Statement.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
New regulations govern contributions from third party advertisers. Please
review the relevant section of the Candidates' Guide.