Information for Candidates
Who can be a Candidate?
To run for municipal office, you must be nominated and qualify.
To be a qualified candidate you must be:
a Canadian Citizen;
and at least 18 years old;
and reside in the City of Kenora or be the owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in Kenora.
Who cannot be a Candidate?
A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institute;
A person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
A person who ceases to be a Canadian citizen;
A person who is not a resident, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality;
An employee of the municipality or local board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day the employee is nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
A person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in section 223.11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or an investigator referred to in subsection 239.2 (1) of the municipality, or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds an administrative position of the municipality;
A judge of any court; a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada;
A public servant within the meaning of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006;
A federal employee within the meaning of the Public Service Employment Act;
A person who is prohibited from voting in a municipal election according to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996or the Municipal Act, 2001;
A person who has violated financial requirements for filing financial information in the previous election;
A person who has been convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
*Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for municipal office without having to resign their current seat in parliament. However, by 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day), MPs, MPPs and Senators will be required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek municipal office.
Nominations will be accepted at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from May 1st, 2018 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27th, 2018 (Nomination Day).
Nomination package must include:
- the prescribed Nomination Paper Form 1
- the prescribed Endorsement of Nomination Form 2, a declaration by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote (not required for School Board nominations)
- a Declaration of Qualifications – Council OR Declaration of Qualifications – School Boards
- a completed Consent to Release Personal Information
- the prescribed nomination filing fee: $200 for Mayor or $100 for Councillor
- Candidates are requested to bring proof of identity and residence and the unsigned forms with them to the Municipal Office where they are to be signed in front of the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer and filed.
School Board Candidates
Find out what school trustees do, how to become a trustee, how and where to vote, who is running in your ward or region and everything you need to know about school boards at elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org.
School board candidates should submit a profile to TrusteeCandidateInfo@oesc-cseo.org, including your name, school board, and ward. A photo, a brief biography, email address and website address may also be submitted with your profile.
Additional Resources for Candidates
Information for Electors
Who is Eligible to Vote?
To be eligible to vote in the municipal/school board election, you must be:
a Canadian citizen; and
at least 18 years old; and
reside in the City of Kenora or be the owner or tenant of land in the City of Kenora, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in Kenora.
Eligible electors should check to make sure their name is on the Voters’ List by logging on to VoterLookup.ca.
How to Vote
The voting methods are telephone and internet only. Voters will receive a Voter Information Letter with the election telephone number and internet link to cast their vote.
When to Vote
The Voting Period is from Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. until Monday, October 22, 18 at 8:00 p.m.