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INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES, SCHOOL BOARDS TRUSTEES

AND THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

 

Notice of Election

Candidates List with Phone Number/Email Information

Candidates Profiles

Official List of Certified Candidates - Council and School Boards

Declaration of Acclamation To Office - Council and School Boards

Official List of Certified Third Parties

Ward Map of the Municipality of Thames Centre

Ward Descriptions - By-law No. 93-2005

Information for Voters

Is Internet and Telephone Voting Secure?

Common Voter Questions and Answers for E-Voting

Press Release - December 21, 2017

 

Campaign Advertisements and Signs

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 broadcasted.

Refund of Nomination Filing Fee

Candidates are entitled to a refund of the nomination filing fee if they submit their campaign financial statement by the deadline.

Campaign Finance

A candidate's election campaign period begins the day they file their nomination paper and signature form. No contributions can be made or accepted and no expenses may be incurred before the Clerk receives these forms. If you file a nomination form, you must file a financial statement. This includes candidates who withdrew their nomination, candidates who were not certified and did not appear on the ballot, and candidates who were acclaimed.

A candidate who misses the March 29, 2019 financial statement filing deadline, may file within a 30-day grace period, provided a $500 late filing fee is paid to the municipality. This grace period ends at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019. If a candidate files during the 30-day grace period, they will not receive a refund of their nomination fee.

A candidate may submit a financial statement to correct an error up until the filing deadline.

Candidates are responsible for keeping records of all financial activities related to their campaign.

Additional Campaign Finance Information for Municipal Council Candidates

SCHOOL BOARDS

Guides

Making a Difference for Kids Guide - English

Making a Difference for Kids Guide - French

All Candidates Meeting Guide - English

All Candidates Meeting Guide - French

 

Resources

Change the Future Poster - English

Change the Future Poster - French

School Board Election Button

School Board Election Button - French

 

OESC School Board Election - September 2018 Update

Education Act, 1990

Profiles

School Board Trustees can submit their profiles to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Name, School Board and Ward should be included.  Also, a photo, a brief biography, email address and website may be included with the profile.

 

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

Individuals, corporations and unions may register as third party advertisers.  Third party advertisers will be required to register with the municipality where they want to advertise.  If they want to advertise in more than one municipality, they will have to register with each municipality.  Registration begins on the first day for filing nominations (May 1, 2018) and ends on the Friday before voting day (October 19, 2018).  There is no registration fee.

Third party advertisers are required to follow the same campaign finance rules as candidates.

Registration Packages will be available upon registering.

Third Party Advertisers Guide - 2018

 

PRESCRIBED FORMS

PRESCRIBED FORMS - 2018 ELECTION

Form 1 - Nomination Paper

Form 2 - Endorsement of Nomination

Form 4 - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report - Candidate

Form 5 - Financial Statement - Subsequent Expenses

Form 6 - Notice of Extension of Campaign Period

Form 7 - Notice of Registration - Third Party

Form 8 - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report - Third party

 

RESOURCES

Election Polices and Procedures 2018 Municipal Election - as amended

Candidate's Guide - 2018

Third Party Advertisers Guide - 2018

Police Services Board Resource Policy

Use of Corporate Resource Policy

Candidate's Guide to Accessible Elections

Accessibility Plan - 2018

Sign By-law (Amendment No. 19-2018 - Election Signs)

Policy for Use of the Voter's List

Broadcaster/Publisher Information - Candidate

Broadcaster/Publisher Information - Third Party Advertiser

Contributions to Registered Candidates

Contributions to Registered Third Parties

Duties of Candidates

Duties of Registered Third Parties

Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Municipal Elections

Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Municipal Elections Act Review

Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Ontario Regulation 303/13

Ontario Regulation 101/97

Municipal Act, 2001

Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, 1990

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

1.  CANDIDATE'S MODULE TRAINING

Training sessions will be held on the Intelivote’s Candidate Module for the 2018 Municipal Elections.

The Intelivote Candidate module assists registered candidates and their campaign workers by providing up-to-date statistics and information throughout the duration of a campaign.

The Training Sessions will be held on August 16th (1 in morning and 1 in afternoon).  Also, there will be a webinar provided on August 28th in the evening.

The following is the link to Register for one of the training sessions:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/municipalities-of-middlesex-county-16913432027

Come to a training session to learn more about the module. Register early, as spaces are limited.

 

2.  AMO ONLINE TRAINING - SO YOU WANT TO RUN FOR COUNCIL?

“So You Want to Run for Council” is an online course being offered by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The course provides an overview of beginning a candidacy and running for municipal office. The session is available through AMO’s education portal at www.MunicipalEducation.ca at a cost of $66.37 + HST ($75).

3.  MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS - COMPLETED

The clerks of the lower tier municipalities within Middlesex County hosted an informative training session on April 5, 2018 at the Middlesex Centre Recreation and Wellness Complex from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The Ministry of Municipal Affairs made a presentation on the Municipal Elections Act with regard to Campaign Financing Rules, Compliance Audits, Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials, Staff and Third Party Advertisers, as well as other important topics.  This session was free.

Press Release

See Power Point Presentation - Candidate and Third party Advertiser Information Session


NOMINATIONS

Notice of Nomination

Eligibility

A person may be nominated for an office as a member of council if they are:

  • a resident of the Municipality of Thames Centre, or an owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • on the Voters List and
  • are not legally prohibited from voting by law.

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of council, or holding office as a member of council:

  • an employee of the municipality unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated, and resign if elected to office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament, or a Senator;
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election;
  • anyone that is legally prohibited from voting by law.

Candidates may run in any ward, and do not have to live in a particular ward in order to be its councillor. However, candidates that run in a ward where they do not live will not be able to vote for themselves.

Withdrawal of Nomination

A candidate who wishes to withdraw his or her nomination must notify the Clerk in writing before 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018.

 

 

 

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