scrabble piece vote image

Information for Candidates

Candidate Information Package - Municipal Election 2022

Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

The next municipal election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Individuals may consider running for one of the following offices:

  • Mayor - one elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor - one elected at large
  • Councillor – three elected at large
  • School Board Trustee - one elected per zone
    • Upper Canada District School Board
    • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

A person is eligible to be a candidate in a municipal election if they are an eligible elector. A candidate must be eligible as of the day they are nominated and must remain eligible throughout the election period and, if elected, throughout the term of office. An individual may file their nomination papers to become a candidate in the 2022 Municipal Elections from 8:30am on Monday, May 2, 2022 until 2:00pm on Friday, August 19, 2022. Additional information regarding the nomination process and requirements will be available in early 2022.

Who can be a candidate for Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor?

A person is eligible to be a candidate if they are,

  • a resident of the Township of North Dundas, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of North Dundas, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not legally prohibited from voting.

Who cannot be a candidate for Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a Member of Council, or from 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 the office.
  • a judge of any court.
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination.
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election.

Township of North Dundas employees

Employees of the Township of North Dundas who wish to run for Councillor must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing their nomination papers. The employee must provide the Clerk with a copy of the documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

Use of Corporate Resources – Policy #70-2018

•    Nomination Paper (Form 1)
•    Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2)
•    Financial Statement – Auditor’s Report Candidate (Form 4)
•    Notice of Extension of campaign Period – (Form 6)

Who can be a School Board Trustee candidate?

A person is eligible to be a candidate for School Board Trustee if they are,

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • a resident within the board's area of jurisdiction;
  • a supporter of that school board; and
  • not legally prohibited from voting.

Who cannot be a School Board Trustee candidate?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a School Board Trustee or from holding office on any school board:

  • an employee of the school board unless they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence.
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations.
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election.

School board employees

Employees of any school boards (including supply teachers) are disqualified from being elected as a School Board Trustee or from holding office on any school boards, except during a leave of absence. The employee must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing their nomination papers.
The employee must give written notice to the school board, in advance of their intention to take unpaid leave. This notice should be forwarded to the appropriate school board’s Director of Education who should endeavour to ensure that it is forwarded to the Board of Trustees before the date upon which the unpaid leave is to commence.