Are you seeking candidacy in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election?
For a comprehensive overview, candidates are urged to review the Municipal Elections Act, including applicable Regulations to fully understand all the legislative requirements. It is imperative that candidates satisfy themselves, through their own research or with the assistance of legal counsel, of the various legal and financial requirements related to their candidacy.
Candidate Nomination Preparation
More election information will be posted on this page regarding the election, however, potential candidates may begin preparing the required paperwork for Nomination for the election.
Prior to filing your Nomination Form (Form 1), it is advised you read the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates’ Guide and the Municipality of Trent Lakes’ Candidates’ Guide to ensure that you understand your obligations as a candidate.
Nominations must be submitted in person by either the candidate or an agent filing on behalf of the candidate. Identification will be required to be produced by all candidates (including incumbents) and agents filing on behalf of a candidate. It may be helpful to review this checklist prior to submitting your nomination.
Effective April 1, 2018, the nomination of the person for an office on Council must be endorsed by at least twenty-five (25) persons. Your form must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) persons eligible to vote in an election for an office within the municipality if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination. Nominations filed for the School Board do not require the endorsement.
Things needed for filing:
- A completed Nomination Paper (Form 1)
- A commissioned Intention to Use an Agent for Filing Election Nomination Papers (Form LC47) if an Agent is filing on your behalf.
- A declaration of qualification from 25 people endorsing the nomination on the Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2) (not applicable to candidates for School Board Trustee)
- Filing fee in cash, certified cheque, money order or interact (Filing fees are $200.00 for the Head of Council (Mayor) and $100.00 for all other offices, including School Board Trustee positions)
- Proof of identity
It is recommended candidates call the office prior to coming in to file their nominations papers to ensure staff are available.
Candidates can begin filing their nomination papers on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 8:30 am.
Nomination papers can be submitted up until Friday, July 27, 2018, at 2:00 pm.
The City of Kawartha Lakes is hosting a Candidates’ Information Session on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4-6 pm. For more information, please visit their website.