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    Candidate Information 

    Play a leadership role and contribute to the community’s vision, strategic direction and values. Facilitate effective communication between Council and the community. Make a difference in the quality of life of Leamington residents. 

     Municipal Candidates
    Please be advised that the deadline for Nominations has passed. Please see the Voter Information page for a certified list of candidates. 
     School Board Candidates

    Please be advised that the deadline for Nominations has passed. Please see the Voter Information page for a certified list of candidates.

    Helpful Information for Candidates
    Election Campaign Period 

    The day a candidate files their nomination for office is when their election campaign period begins.  Their campaign period ends on December 31, 2018.  A contribution shall not be made to or accepted by or on behalf of a person unless he or she is a candidate.

    Additional Resources

    Post-Election
    Once the election results have been finalized, the current Council will remain until the new Council is sworn in at the Inaugural Council Meeting on December 3, 2018.
    Candidate Financial Statements

    Candidates must file physical copies of their financial statements at the Clerk's Department at the Municipal Building located at 111 Erie Street North, Leamington during regular office hours. No electronic files are permitted. 

    Statements for Candidates for the 2018 Municipal Election are due on or before Friday, March 27, 2019 at 2 PM. Forms can be found on the Service Ontario website

    Completed Financial Statements will be posted on this website for public viewing after the March 27 due date. 

     Third Party Advertisers

    The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now includes rules for third party advertising. 

    A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any medium (broadcast, print, electronic or other medium) that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate or a 'yes' or 'no' to a question on a ballot. 

    Third party advertising does not include:

    • an advertisement by and under the direction of a candidate;
    • where no expenses are incurred by a person/entity in relation to the advertisement (such as comments made on social media);
    • when given or transmitted by an individual to employees, by a corporation to its shareholders, directors, members or employees or by a trade union to its members or employees.

    The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now includes rules for third party advertising. 

    A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any medium (broadcast, print, electronic or other medium) that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate or a 'yes' or 'no' to a question on a ballot. 

    You must be registered as a Third Party Advertiser prior to the start of any advertising. 

     Who Can Register as a Third Party Advertiser?
      Only the following persons and entities are eligible to file a notice of registration:
    • an individual who is normally a resident in Ontario;
    • a corporation that carries on business in Ontario;
    • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
      Who Cannot Register as a Third Party Advertiser?
      Persons and entities that are not eligible to file a notice of registration include:
    • a candidate whose nomination has been filed under section 33 of the Act;
    • a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party;
    • a provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act;
    • The Crown in Right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board.
    How to Register?
    An individual, corporation or trade union may register as a third party by filing a Notice of Registration at the Municipal Building, in the Municipality of Leamington, 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario during regular office hours, beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM. The Notice of Registration may not be faxed, mailed or emailed, as an original signature is required. 

    The individual filing the Notice of Registration will be required to present proof of identity as well as a declaration of qualification signed by the individual or by a representative of the corporation or trade union, as the case may be. 

    Notice of Registration of Third Party - Form 7

    Avis d’inscription – Tiers – Formulaire 7

    In order to ensure the process of submitting your registration is as efficient as possible, it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Clerk/Returning Officer, who can be reached at 519-326-5761 or by emailing the Clerk's Office. 

    Note: Notices of Registration are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk's Office. 

     Additional Information
      Guide for third party advertisers, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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