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AMO’s “So You Want to Run for Council”

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is pleased to announce that the 2018 update to So You Want to Run for Council will be live by mid to late February, 2018. This course is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council.

For more information, click here.

Register here: MunicipalEducation.ca

Candidates’ Guide

To view the 2018 Candidates’ Guide, please click here.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing’s website : http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18735.aspx

School Board candidates’ Section

To view the Guide for Candidates and Communities for School Board Trustee Candidates, please click here.

Municipal Council Candidate Campaign Finance Information

For more information on campaign finance for municipal council candidates, please click here.

Key Dates

Nomination Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Candidates can file a nomination paper at the City Clerk’s Office at any time during normal business hours until Nomination Day (July 27, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.

Nomination Day

Friday, July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Last day for candidates to file a nomination paper at the City Clerk’s Office.  Nominations close at 2:00 p.m. This is also the deadline for withdrawal.

Nominations Certified

Monday, July 30, 2018
City Clerk certifies candidate nomination papers by 4:00 p.m.

Campaign Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018
The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018.

Voters’ List

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Preliminary Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions begin.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Interim Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions continue.

Election Signs

Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Monday, October 29, 2018
Candidates can display election signs sixty (60) days before an election until seven (7) days after the election.

Campaign Finances

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.

Voting Period

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Monday, October 22, 2018

Voting Day

Monday, October 22, 2018
Voting closes at 8:00 p.m.

Candidates' List

To see the official list of certified candidates, please click here (bilingual document).