Information for Candidates

Want to know what's involved in the roles of Mayor, Councillor, or School Trustee? Want to know the rules for running in an election and if you are eligible?

The next Municipal Election will be held on October 16, 2017. Beginning on January 1, 2014, changes to the Local Authorities Election Act require all candidates intending to run in the next municipal election to register with the municipality prior to accepting campaign contributions. If you intend to run as a candidate for municipal office or school board trustee in the 2017 Municipal Election, prior to accepting campaign contributions, please complete the respective form:

and submit it to Legislative Services.

The forms above refer to specific sections of the Local Authorities Election Act. For convenience, please refer to Candidate Registration Excerpts (pdf) . Please note that this information is only a supplement to the:

Where references are made to legislation, the specific legislation should be referred to for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.