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Candidate Information

2018 Municipal Election
The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Reeve, Municipal Councillors for Wards 1 and 2 and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. 

In a ward system an eligible voter in the municipality may run in any ward.

This four (4) year term of office starts December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.              

Nominations can be filed for a regular election between May 1st and July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Nomination Day, July 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Identification must be provided at the time of filing your nomination paper. If an agent is filing on your behalf they must have identification for you and provide their own identification.

Nomination fees are $100.00 for Councillors and School Trustees and $200.00 for the Office of Reeve. Nomination fees are accepted as cash, debit, certified cheque or money order.

Contribution limit has been raised to $1,200 for individual donations to any one candidate. The $5,000 limit for donations to all candidates remains the same.

A candidate for an office on Municipal Council and his or her spouse shall not make contributions to the candidate’s own election campaign that, combined, for the office of Reeve exceed an amount equal to $7,500 plus 20 cents for each elector entitled to vote for the office or for the office of Councillor exceed an amount equal to $5,000 plus 20 cents per elector entitled to vote for the office.

Campaign provisions have been clarified to allow candidates to access apartment buildings, condominiums, non-profit housing co-ops or gated communities from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in order to campaign. Landlords and condominium corporations will not be allowed to prohibit tenants or owners from displaying campaign signs in their windows.

Candidates and third party advertisers are required to identify themselves on campaign advertisements and signs, so that it is clear who is responsible for each sign and advertisement that appears or is broadcast.

Become a Candidate for Reeve or Councillor; 2018 Candidates’ Guide and UNOFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES is available below.

North Hastings
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