To run for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee you must file a Nomination Paper.

Nomination papers can be filed from May 2 to August 18, 2022 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM and on August 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.


So You Want to Run for Council - Workshop

So You Want to Run for Council? Poster

This previously recorded information session will help you decide whether to put your name forward. 

It will give you a clear understanding of Council's roles and responsibilities. It will also give you the information on the impact that the duties and responsibilities of public office will have on your life.

Next Steps

Once the nomination paper has been filed, a candidate shall open a bank account in the name of the campaign, start accepting contributions and start incurring expenses.

Upon the successful filing of your nomination papers, you will be provided with:

Some other suggestions:

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has an online course, which is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council.

Fundraising & Spending Start Date
  • You cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign until you file your nomination paper.
  • The earliest you can file your nomination paper is May 2, 2022.

Candidates have the responsibility to run an accessible campaign. Helpful tips for managing an accessible campaign are available in the AMCTO's Candidates' Guide to Accessible Elections.

The Township has developed an Elections Accessibility Plan to ensure that electoral services are accessible to everyone – candidates, electors and staff. The Plan identifies ways the Township will eliminate barriers for persons of all abilities and create a positive electoral experience for everyone.

Financial Reporting Requirements & 2022 Filed Financial Statements (Form 4)

2022 Financial Compliance Report 


All candidates must file a financial statement. For details, please review the Municipal Elections Act or the MMAH Guide


Filed Financial Statements - Auditor's Report Candidate - Form 4



Form 1 - Nomination Paper

Form 2Endorsement of Nomination - 25 Signatures

Form 4Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate

Form 5Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses

Form 6Notice of Extension of Campaign Period

Form 7Notice of Registration - Third Party 

Form 8Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Third Party

Form 9Declaration of Identity



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Dates to Remember
Withdrawal of Nominations
A person may withdraw his or her nomination by filing a written withdrawal at/with the Clerks Department before 2:00 PM on August 19, 2022.
If, at 4:00 PM on August 22, 2022 the number of certified candidates for an office is the same as or less than the number to be elected, the Clerk shall immediately declare the candidate or candidates elected by acclamation.
Examination and Certification of Nominations by Clerk
The Clerk shall examine each nomination that has been filed before 4:00 PM on the Monday following Nomination Day – August 22, 2022.
Exception for Additional Nominations
If the number of nominations filed for an office is less than the number of persons to be elected to an office, additional nominations may be filed between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the Wednesday following Nomination day – August 24, 2022.
Examination and Certification of Additional Nominations by Clerk
Any additional nominations filed under the Municipal Elections Act Section 33(5) shall be examined before 4:00 PM on the Thursday following Nomination Day – August 25, 2022.

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