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Election 2018


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For further information and clarification regarding the 2018 Municipal Election please refer to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections



NOMINATION PERIOD  MAY 1, 2018 – JULY 27, 2018

For anyone interested in running for a position on Shelburne Town Council in the municipal election on October 22, 2018:

Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Tuesday May 1, 2018 and ending at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018.

The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the nomination form.  The fee for Head of Council is $200, and $100 for all other candidates, payable by cash, certified cheque or money order.  Candidates must not campaign, spend, or raise funds for their election campaign until their nomination form has been filed and certified by the Clerk.

The nomination form must be accompanied by declarations of endorsement by 25 qualified electors.

The 2018 Candidates Guide and Information Package can be accessed by clicking here.  The Guide also includes the nomination and declaration of endorsement forms.

For further information, please contact

Jennifer Willoughby


Town of Shelburne

(519) 925-2600 Ext. 223


Information for Candidates

Qualification for Municipal Office

A candidate for municipal office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfill all of the following requirements:

Be a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

NOTE: A candidate, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to municipal office:

  • A person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • An employee of the municipality unless her or she

                  - takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and

                  - resigns, if elected to the office;

  • A judge of any court;
  • A member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • An inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.
Offices to Be Elected

Office of the Mayor - One (1) to be elected

Deputy Mayor - One (1) to be elected

Councillor - Five (5) to be elected

Upper Grand District School Board Trustee - One (1) to be elected

Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Trustee - One (1) to be elected

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde - One (1) to be elected

Conseil Scolaire De District Catholique Centre Sud Trustee - One (1) to be elected

Key Dates (tentative)

May 1, 2018 to July 27, 2018 - Nomination Period - Nominations may be filed by candidates with Clerk at any time, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm excluding statutory holidays.  On nomination day, Friday July 27, 2018, nominations may only be filed with the Clerk between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

May 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 - Campaign Period - The campaign period begins May 1, 2018 or when a candidate files his or her nomination paper, whichever is later, and ends on December 31, 2018 unless the candidate withdraws their nomination or the Clerk rejects their nomination.

July 27, 2018 - Nomination Day - Last day for filing nominations from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

October 22, 2018 - Election Day - Voting is held between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.

October 23, 2018 - Declaration of Results - The Clerk will publicly declare to be elected the candidate having the highest numbers of votes for the office.

October 25, 2018 - Removal of Election Signs - Election signs must be removed within 3 days of Election Day.

December 3, 2018 - Term of Office Commences - The elected members must take the Oath of Office prior to taking their seat.

December 31, 2018 - Campaign Period Ends for candidates and registered third parties.

March 27, 2019 - Deadline for Filing Financial Statements - This is the final date which all nominated candidates must file their financial statements.

To view the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for municipal election information please click here.









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