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Candidate Information

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.

The Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) has created a guidebook for candidates interested in becoming a School Board Trustee and additional information can be obtained here.

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:

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.

Upcoming Workshops

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.