Third party advertising during an election


South Huron Votes 2022!  Third Party Advertising

A person, corporation or trade union must register with the Clerk from May 2 to October 21, 2022 if they spend money on advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate in the municipal election, or question on the ballot.
Rules for third party advertising are set out in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

  • A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate in the election, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.
  • Individuals, corporations and trade unions who wish to conduct third party advertising in a Municipality of South Huron election must be registered with the Clerk.
  • A third-party advertiser cannot spend money on their campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising until their registration is certified by the Clerk.
  • Advertisements must identify the name of the registered third-party advertiser, the municipality where they are registered and contact information.
  • Candidates cannot register as a third-party advertiser and cannot direct a third-party advertiser.

If you would like more information on the 2022 Municipal Election, visit our Elections page on the Municipal website, contact the Clerk, drop into the Clerk’s Department at Town Hall.

Candidates may file a nomination form during regular business hours from May 2, 2022 through to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022.