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2018 Municipal Election

The next municipal election is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Offices to be elected:
One (1) Mayor
Six (6) Councillors, at large
Five (5)  Separate School Board trustees to the school board that you support
Three  (3) Public School Board trustees to the school board that you support
One (1) French Public School Board trustee to the school board that you support
One  (1) French Separate School Board trustee to the school board that you support

Nominations Papers Filed

French Catholic School Board Trustee Nominations (Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique des Auroras Boreales) – none filed to date

French Public School Board Trustee Nominations (Conseil Scolaire de District du Grand Nord de l’Ontario) – none filed to date

Candidates

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 corporation;
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.

Nomination Process
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:

Additional Resources:

2018 Candidate Guide

Election Signs City of Kenora By-law

Candidates Information Session – Register by June 15

Ontario School Trustee Guide – Making A Difference For Kids

Ontario School Trustee Poster – Change the Future

Electors

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.

2018 Municipal Election Key Dates

Tuesday May 1, 2018 – First Day to File Nomination Papers

Friday July 27, 2018 – Nomination Day

  • nominations close at 2 pm
  • last day to withdraw nominations by 2 pm

Monday October 22, 2018 – Election Day

What’s New!

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act include the following:
• shortened municipal nomination period
• changes to the nomination process
• new campaign finance rules

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Check if you are on the Voters’ List

If you are a resident, property owner, or tenant in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age, you are eligible to vote.

Log on to VoterLookup.ca

  •  search for your information
  • confirm or update your information
  • add to the list
  • change school board support
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