Are you interested in running for local government office?
If you plan to seek office in the 2014 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 27, 2014.
The prescribed Nomination forms may be obtained and filed at the Clerk’s Office, Cayuga Administration Building, 45 Munsee Street, 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 January 2, 2014 to September 11, 2014
- From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day - September 12, 2014.
The nomination shall:
- be in the prescribed form and signed by the person being nominated;
- 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.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has updated its Candidates Guide for the 2014 Municipal Election. This guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone considering running for office in the upcoming provincial election. Hard copies of the guide are available through the Clerk’s office at the Cayuga Administration Building.
Preliminary candidates’ spending limits are outlined in the attached memorandum:
Election Spending Limits
An overview of guidelines and requirements for election signs in accordance to the County’s Sign By-law 1064/10 is attached:
Election Sign Guide
In conjunction with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario have developed the following guide for candidates, addressing accessibility of campaign literature, campaign offices and understanding electors’ needs:
Candidates Guide to Accessible Elections
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"
The Ontario Education Services Corporation along with the Ministry of Education and the 4 school board associations in Ontario have developed an information guide for candidates for the office of school trustee – Making a Difference for Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee. Hard copies of the guide are available through the Clerk’s Office at the Cayuga Administration Building.