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    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

    Nominations for the 2022 Municipal Election may be filed beginning Monday, May 2, 2022.

    Positions include Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councillors as well as Trustee for the following school boards: Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire catholique Providence.

    Nomination forms must be filed in person with the Municipal Clerk at the Leamington Municipal Building located at 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, during the nomination period, which is:

    1. Monday, May 2, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (excluding weekends and holidays); and
    2. Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    An appointment is required with the Municipal Clerk to file nomination forms. To book an appointment, please call 519-326-5761.

    All mayoral and council candidates require 25 endorsements to be submitted with nomination papers

    School Board Candidates

    Nominations for the 2022 Municipal Election may be filed beginning Monday, May 2, 2022.

    Positions include Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councillors as well as Trustee for the following school boards: Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire catholique Providence.

    Nomination forms must be filed in person with the Municipal Clerk at the Leamington Municipal Building located at 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, during the nomination period, which is:

    1. Monday, May 2, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (excluding weekends and holidays); and
    2. Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    An appointment is required with the Municipal Clerk to file nomination forms. To book an appointment, please call 519-326-5761.

    Form 1 - Nomination Paper

    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 January 3, 2023. A contribution shall not be made to or accepted by or on behalf of a person unless they are a candidate.

    2022 Candidates Guide

    2022 Candidates Guide, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

    Candidate Information Session

    Residents of Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island who are considering running in the October Municipal Election had the opportunity to attend a live, interactive session to learn about what it takes to be part of a municipal council. This session took place on April 28, 2022.

    There were presentations by Ken Antaya, former Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of LaSalle, as well as from representatives from Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

    A recording of the session is available to view on-demand, as well as the presentation materials.

    Post-Election

    Applying for a Compliance Audit

    Information to Follow

    Candidate Financial Statements

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    English Public School Board Trustee

     

    French Public School Board Trustee

     

    English Separate School Board Trustee

     

    French Public School Board Trustee
     

     

    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.

    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?

    The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal Election will be between May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Registration must be filed in person with the Clerk at the Municipal Building located at 111 Erie Street North, Leamington. An appointment is required with the Municipal Clerk to file registration forms. To book an appointment, please call 519-326-5761.

    It is important to note that you may not spend money on your campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising until the Clerk certifies your registration.

    Form 7 - Notice of Registration - Third Party

    Advertisement Requirements 

    Third party advertisers must identify themselves and provide mandatory information on all advertising beginning May 2 until the close of voting on October 24, 2022. Third party advertisements must contain the following information:

    • Name of the registered third party advertiser;
    • Municipality where the third party advertiser is registered; and
    • Telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party advertiser may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

    Campaign Finances for Registered Third Parties

    Campaign finance rules for third party advertisers are similar to the rules for candidates.

    • Third party advertisers have spending limits and there are contribution limits for those wishing to contribute to a third party advertiser.
    • Corporations and trade unions are permitted to make contributions to third party advertisers, but are not permitted to make contributions to candidates.
    • The maximum contribution from a single contributor is $1,200 to a registered third party advertiser and $5,000 to two or more registered third parties advertisers in a municipality.
     Additional Information
    Guide for third party advertisers, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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