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The next regular election will be held October 17, 2020. Here you will find information on requirements, official forms and more. The Candidate’s Guide for the Regular Election will be available shortly for more information.
To be a candidate in either a municipal or school board election, you must be:
You don’t need to live in the polling district that you’re running in, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.
|March 17, 2020||Residency required to qualify as candidate in election|
|September 8, 2020||Nomination Day (Nominations can be filed by appointment with the Returning Officer in the seven business days prior – August 27 - Sptember 4, 2020)|
|September 9, 2020||Last day for candidate to withdraw|
|TBD (by resolution of council)||First Advance Poll|
|October 13, 2020||Second Advance Poll|
|October 17, 2020||Election Day|
|October 20, 2020||Official Addition|
|October 24, 2020||Last day to file Affidavit re Removal of Advertising Materials and Return of Lists of Electors (Form 12)|
|October 27, 2020||Last day to apply for a recount|
|December 16, 2020||Last day to file Campaign Contributions Disclosure Statement (Forms 40 and 41 )|
All candidates must either appoint an official agent or file a declaration that you’ll be acting as your own official agent. The official agent must keep track of any campaign contributions and open a separate bank account for this purpose. You should appoint your agent before you begin to accept any campaign contributions. Filing your agent forms will be made public and posted to the municipal website.
You become an official candidate by filing your nomination papers with the Returning Officer. As an election approaches, dates for nomination will be publicized – you can file your nomination papers only during the specified dates and times.
If you’re thinking of running an election, you should start by reading the Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections. An updated version of the guide will be available in time for the 2020 regular election.