Candidates

Do you think you have a future career in municipal politics?

A Candidate Information Session was held on Wednesday, April 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for those interested in running for the 2022 election. The session was offered online and in person at Market Hall in the City of Peterborough. A recording of the Candidate Information Session can be found on the City of Peterborough website

 

This Session was hosted by the City of Peterborough and the Townships of the County of Peterborough.

 

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

  • Nomination Papers and Candidate Guides will be available closer to Nomination Day.
  • Until you file a Nomination Paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.
  • Candidates running for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor must also provide at least 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

Nomination papers can be filed from May 2 to August 18, 2022 between 8:30am and 4:30pm and on August 19, 2022 from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the municipal office. An appointment is recommended, contact Martina Chait-Hartwig, Acting Clerk/ Returning Officer to book that works best for your schedule. 

 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.

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:

  • Township of Selwyn Candidates Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Candidates' Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 3rd Party Advertiser Guide

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.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.

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:

  • Township of Selwyn Candidates Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Candidates' Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 3rd Party Advertiser Guide

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.

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:

  • Township of Selwyn Candidates Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Candidates' Guide

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 3rd Party Advertiser Guide

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 and 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.

 Accessibility

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.

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.

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.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.

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 

All candidates must file a financial statement. For details, please review the Municipal Elections Act or the 2018 Candidates' Guide to Completing the Financial Statement.

Nomination Package and Forms

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Dates to remember

 Withdrawal of nomination 

A person may withdraw their nomination by filing a written withdrawal with the Clerks Department before 2:00pm on August 19, 2022.

 Acclamations

If, at 4:00pm 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 4:00pm 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 9:00am and 2:00pm 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 4:00pm on the Thursday following Nomination Day – August 25, 2022.