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South Huron Election 2022

 Become a Candidate

Are you interested in running for Council, Mayor or School Board Trustee?

 

There was a a Joint Candidate Information Session (Hybrid) held June 22, 2022 at the Libro Hall, 239 Bill Fleming Drive in Clinton, ON. For a copy of the slide presentation, please contact vote@southhuron.ca

 

 Nomination information

As you prepare to be a candidate in the 2022 Municipality of South Huron Municipal Election, you should be aware that it is the responsibility of each candidate, through their own determination or with the assistance of a lawyer and/or a financial professional, to ensure that the legal and financial requirements related to your candidacy have been met. It is critical that each candidate read and is familiar with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, which is available electronically through https://www.ontario.ca/laws.

 

 Key Dates
 Key dates to be aware of during the Municipality of South Huron's Municipal Election:
  • May 2, 2022: Nomination period begins
  • August 19, 2022 by 2 pm: Nomination Day (last day to be nominated)
  • August 19, 2022 by 2 pm: Final day for withdrawal of candidacy
  • August 22, 2022 immediately after 4 pm: Acclamations
  • October 24, 2022: Voting Day
  • November 15, 2022: New Term of Office begins
  • January 3, 2023: Final Day of Campaign period
  • March 31, 2023 by 2 pm: Deadline for filing initial financial statement and auditor’s report
  • September 29, 2023 by 2 pm: Deadline for filing supplementary financial statement and auditor’s report
  • November 14, 2026: Term of Office ends

 

 Offices
 These offices will be contested for the 2022 Municipal Election:
  • Mayor
    • One (1) to be elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor 
    • One (1) to be elected at large
  • Councillors
    • Councillor, Ward 1 (Stephen) – two (2) to be elected by Ward 1 electors

    • Councillor, Ward 2 (Exeter) – two (2) to be elected by Ward 2 electors
    • Councillor, Ward 3 (Usborne) – one (1) to be elected by Ward 3 electors
  • School Board Trustees

English Public - Avon Maitland District School Board – one (1) to be elected

The Municipality of South Huron is responsible for conducting the election for the Municipalities of South Huron and Bluewater. Contact vote@southhuron.ca for more information.

English Separate -  Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board – one (1) to be elected

The Municipality of South Huron is responsible for conducting the election for the Municipalities of South Huron and Bluewater. Contact vote@southhuron.ca for more information.

French Public – Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected)

The City of London is responsible for conducting the election for the Counties of Waterloo, Wellington, Middlesex, Perth and Huron. Contact elections@london.ca or 519-661-4535 to enquire about the nomination process.

French Separate – Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (1 to be elected)

The City of Sarnia is responsible for conducting the election for the Counties of Perth, Grey, Huron, Bruce and Lambton. Please visit www.sarnia.ca

 

 Nomination Package
 
 Nomination Forms

Nomination package forms

Nominations must include these completed documents:

What to include with your nomination package

Nominations must be filed in person at the Office of the Clerk, Town Hall, as original signatures are required. To file a nomination, you must provide:

  • Completed nomination papers
  • At least 25 declaration of endorsements (mayor and councillor candidates only)
  • Current acceptable identification
  • Nomination filing fee –the filing fee is $200 for candidates running for mayor and $100 for councillor or school board trustee candidates
    • nomination fees are refunded to candidates once they file the required financial statement
    • payments may be made by Cash, Debit, certified cheque or money order

 

 Submit your nomination

How to submit your nomination package

Municipal Election Nomination Procedure

Appointments must be made with the Office of the Clerk to file nominations.

  • Appointments will be available from May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Candidates who wish to file a nomination on Nomination day, August 19, 2022, do not require an appointment. Nomination packages will be accepted at Town Hall from 9 am to 2 pm. Packages from candidates who arrive after 2 pm on Nomination day will not be accepted.

Appointments to submit nomination packages can be scheduled starting on April 11, 2022 by contacting:
Office of the Clerk
Email: vote@southhuron.ca
Phone: 519-235-0310

Staff will advise of any COVID protocols prior to your appointment.
If you require accommodation to submit your nomination forms, please contact vote@southhuron.ca

 

Withdraw a nomination 
 If you no longer wish to run in a municipal election, you must file a Withdrawal of Nomination form in-person before the end of the nomination period. Candidates cannot withdraw after the nomination period has closed.

Candidates who have withdrawn their nomination are still required to file a financial statement.

Nomination Criteria

 Eligibility for nomination for office on a municipal council (Mayor and Councillor)

A person is eligible to be nominated for office on a municipal council (mayor or councillor) if, on the day the nomination paper is filed, they:

  • are a Canadian citizen; Reference: 17(2)(b) MEA
  • are at least 18 years old; Reference: 17(2)(c) MEA
  • Reside in, or are the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality of South Huron, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; Reference: 17(2)(a) MEA
  • are not prohibited from voting under subsection 17(3) of the MEA or otherwise by law; Reference: 17(2)(d)(3), 29(1) MEA, 256 Municipal Act
  • are not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office. Reference: 256 Municipal Act

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 of South Huron, except if they take an unpaid leave of absence as permitted by section 30 of the MEA beginning as of the day they are nominated and ending on Voting Day; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act
  • a person who is the clerk, treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or register (s 223.11 of the Municipal Act) or an investigator (s 239.2(1) of the Municipal Act), except if on unpaid leave of absence as permitted by section 30 of the MEA; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act
  • a person who holds any administrative position of the municipality, except if on unpaid leave of absence as permitted by section 30 of the MEA; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act
  • a judge of any court; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act
  • a member of the Assembly as provided in Legislative Assembly Act, Senate or House of Commons of Canada who has not resigned from their office by close of nominations; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act, 29(1.1) MEA
  • a public servant within the meaning of the Public Service of Ontario Act, except in accordance with Part V of the Public Services of Ontario Act; Reference: 258(1) Municipal Act
  • a Candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election or by-election; Reference: 88.23(1)(2) Municipal Elections Act
  • a person who was convicted of a corrupt practice. Reference: 17(3) MEA

 Eligibility for nomination for office on a school board
 A person is eligible to be nominated for an office on a school board if, on the day the nomination paper is filed, they:
  • are a resident within the area of jurisdiction of the board, the owner or tenant of residential property in the area of jurisdiction of the board, or a spouse or such owner or tenant; Reference: 1(8)(9)(10)(a) Education Act
  • are a Canadian citizen; Reference: 1(10)(b) Education Act
  • are at least 18 years old; Reference: 1(10)(c) Education Act
  • meet any other qualifications to vote for the school board (for example, being a Roman Catholic, or holding French language rights; Reference: 50.1, 54, 58.8, 58.9, 219 Education Act
  • are not legally prohibited from voting pursuant to section 17(2)(d) of the MEA or otherwise by law; Reference: 17(2)(d) (3) MEA, 1(10)(d) Education Act;
  • are not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office. Reference: 219(4) Education Act

The following people are disqualified from being elected for office on a school board: 

  • an employee of a district school board or school authority, except if they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning as of the day they are nominated and ending on Voting Day; Reference: 219 (4)(a) (5) Education Act
  •  the clerk or treasurer or deputy clerk or deputy treasurer of a municipality or an upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of the district school board or the school authority, except if they take an unpaid leave of absence beginning as of the day they are nominated and ending on Voting Day; Reference: 219(4)(c) (5) Education Act 
  • a member of the Assembly or of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada who has not resigned from their office by close of nominations; or Reference: 219(4)(d) Education Act
  • otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Education Act or any other Act. Reference: 219(4)(e) Education Act

Candidate guides are available

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertisers to provide information about municipal and school board elections. The guides outline rules as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.

The three guides for candidates, voters and third party advertisers are now available online at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections and in French at www.ontario.ca/electionsmunicipales

 Important dates for 2022

  • May 2, 2022: 1st day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee. Also, 1st day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a Third Party Advertiser.
  • August 19, 2022 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers, nomination for a different office or withdrawal of nomination.
  • September 1, 2022: Voters’ List available to candidates
  • September 23, 2022: Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third-party advertiser. Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councilor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
  • October 21, 2022 @ 4:30pm: Deadline for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third-party advertiser.
  • October 24, 2022: Voting Day

 Important dates for 2023

  • January 3, 2023: End of campaign period for candidates and third-party advertisers. Last day to file a Notice of Extension, Form 6, to continue campaigning to erase a deficit
  • March 31, 2023 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates and third-party advertisers to file the initial financial statement
  • June 30, 2023: End of extended campaign period
  • September 29, 2023 @ 2pm: Deadline for candidates and third-party advertisers to file the supplementary financial statement (applies only to those who extended their campaign period)

Contact(s)

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For information in alternative formats or assistance accessing information, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-235-0310. 

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