Candidates for Councillor
The following is a summary of information that all potential candidates for Councillor should be aware of before seeking election.
Persons eligible to be a candidate for Councillor must meet all of the following criteria:
Becoming a candidate for Councillor involves two important steps:
1. Registration Process; and
2. Nomination Process
1. Registration Process
Candidates for Councillor must register with the Senior Election Official before soliciting donations or incurring any campaign expenditures.
Through this process, a candidate becomes authorized to commence an election campaign. The candidate must identify the account utilized for all funds and their official agent. Once registered, the candidate will receive nomination papers.
Candidates must complete a registration form and all applicable consent forms. Candidates must submit these, in-person, to the Senior Election Official.
Appointments are required and should be made in advance. Please contact email@example.com or 204-422-5929 for additional information.
Registration for candidates for Councillor begins on Thursday, June 30, 2022 and ends at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
All candidates must make an appointment with the SEO.
Registration Form - TBA
Official Agent Form - TBA
2. Nomination Process
Candidates must submit nomination papers which provide evidence of support from eligible voters.
Before a candidate is permitted to file nomination papers, they must have already filed their registration form. Nomination papers are provided to prospective candidates at the time of registration.
All nomination papers must be filed in-person with the Senior Election Official during the nomination period which begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. with a deadline of 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Appointments are recommended and should be made in advance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-422-5929 for additional information.
Nomination Papers for the Office of Councillor must be supported by at least 25 signatures of voters of the ward, or not less than 1% of the voters of the ward, whichever is less.
Candidates must use the voters list provided to confirm that they have acquired the required signatures of eligible voters.
Nomination Forms must include:
All nomination papers will be available for public inspection. A list of nominated candidates will be available on this website.
The campaign period is the time during which a registered candidate, or any person acting on their behalf, can accept contributions or incur campaign expenses.
The campaign period for candidates for Councillor commences upon registration (registration begins June 30, 2022). It is only during this period that candidates can solicit contributions and expend funds for the purposes of election.
The Guidebook for Municipal Candidates outlines the regulations for campaign financing and the requirement to file an Election Finance Statement.
Campaign Expenses and Contributions
The Campaign Expenses and Contributions By-law regulates campaign expenses and contributions to candidates, and includes limits on contribution amounts received and expenses incurred.