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Are you considering running in the 2018 Municipal Election?

The Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. Those considering running in the Municipal Election can file nomination papers from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Who can be a Candidate?
  • Candidates must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • A Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
  • Candidates will need 25 signatures on their nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

Free Candidate Information Session

The County of Essex, in partnership with local municipalities, is offering a Municipal Candidate Information Session for all those who would like more information about a future in political office. The Information Session will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Essex County Civic Centre (360 Fairview Ave. W., Essex, ON N8M 1Y6).

  • The information session is free to attend and will provide potential candidates with information regarding:
    • The role of local and County council
    • The role of municipal staff
    • The role of School Board trustees
    • Nominations and the eligibility to run
    • Candidate and third party advertiser rules and duties
    • General campaign rules and election finances
    • Compliance audits and penalties.
  • Potential candidates can find out more information about running in the upcoming the election, the role of a municipal councillor, will have a chance to speak with municipal staff and gain a greater understanding of the election process and role of local government.
  • The Information Session will feature speakers from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and from Mike Galloway (bio below), a Senior Municipal Leader with both political and administrative experience.


Speakers from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Mike Galloway 

A senior municipal leader for the past 20 years, Mike currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer in the Region of Peel, with the Town of Caledon. He brings his unique perspective to the topic of running for municipal elected office as he is also a former elected official who served two terms on City Council with the City of Kitchener. 

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