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Candidate Information

Are you interested in running for local government office? 

If you plan to seek office in the 2018 municipal election in Haldimand County, you must file your nomination with the Municipal Clerk before you spend or raise any money for campaign activities.

Voting Day is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018.


The prescribed nomination forms (below) may also be obtained at the Clerk’s Office, Cayuga Administration Building, 45 Munsee Street, and filed during the following times:

  • During normal working hours of the Clerk’s Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2018 
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day - July 27, 2018.

 The nomination shall:

  1. be in the prescribed form and signed by the person being nominated;
  2. be accompanied by the prescribed filing fee of $200.00 for the office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices. This fee shall be paid in cash, certified cheque, money order, debit, Visa or Mastercard.


Nomination Form 
Endorsement of Nomination Form
Financial Statement - Auditor's Report Candidate Form 
Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses Form
Preliminary Maximum Campaign Spending Limits
Contribution to Own Campaign Limits 

Related Links  

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has prepared a guide for Candidates outlining general information about the rules contained in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and other legislation and regulations.
2018 Candidates' Guide 

An overview of guidelines and requirements for election signs in accordance to the County's Sign By-law 1064/10 is attached:
Pdf IconElection Sign Guide

The following procedures have been established in relation to the use of Tabulators in accordance with the requirements for the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) and through the authority of the Clerk for the purposes of Voting Day.
Pdf Icon2018 Procedures for the Use of Optical Scan Vote Tabulators

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has prepared an online course to help individuals better understand what being a member of Council brings – specifically the responsibilities and limits, and the dynamics of governing.  For further information on the course, please see the attached link: 
Association of Municipalities of Ontario's online course "So You Want to Run for Council"

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