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2018 Candidates Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Boards

2018 Making and Difference for Kids – Running for Election as a School Board Trustee Guide

Candidate Information Session – Presentation 

Use of Municipal Resources For Election Purposes Policy 

Who can be a mayor, county councillor or councillor candidate?

A person is entitled to be a candidate for mayor, county councillor, or councillor if he or she,

  • is a resident of the Town of Arnprior, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Arnprior,  or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not legally prohibited from voting.

Who cannot be a mayor, county councillor, or councillor candidate?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of council, or from holding office as a member of council:

  • an employee of the municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
  • a judge of any court.
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination.
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election.
2018 Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections

2018 Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections

Who can be a school board Trustee candidate?

A person is entitled to be a candidate for school board trustee if he or she,

  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is at least 18 years old;
  • is a resident within the boards area of jurisdiction;
  • is a supporter of that school board; and
  • is not legally prohibited from voting.

Who cannot be a school board Trustee candidate?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee or from holding office on any school board:

  • an employee of the school board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence.
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations.
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election.

Nomination Period

Anyone who wishes to be a candidate must file a Nomination Paper. The nomination period will begin May 1, 2018 and end on July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Nomination Papers must be obtained and filed with the Municipal Clerk, as noted below, by 2:00 p.m., July 27, 2018.

Nomination Procedures

The Nomination Paper must be accompanied by a filing fee in cash, certified cheque, money order or by debit, payable to the Town of Arnprior. Presently, the filing fees are in the amount of:

  • $200 for the Office of the Mayor
  • $100 for the Office of County Councillor, Councillor or School Board Trustee

There is a new requirement that each Nomination Paper (excluding School Board Trustee candidates) must be signed by 25 voters supporting the nomination. Individuals providing signatures must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the Town of Arnprior on the day the endorsement is signed.

Forms

Form 1 – Nomination Paper

Form 2 – Endorsement of Nomination

Form 4 – Financial Statement – Auditor’s Report Candidate

Form 5 – Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses 

Form 6 – Notice of Extension of Campaign Period