Qualifications to Run for Office
In order to qualify to run for office, you must:
- Reside in the Township of Oro-Medonte, or are the owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
- Be a Canadian citizen;
- Be 18 years of age or older; and
- Not prohibited from voting as outlined in s. 17(3) of the
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.
The following people are disqualified from running and/or from holding office as a member of council:
- A judge of any court;
- A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations (proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Municipal Clerk cannot certify the nomination); or
- A candidate who failed to file the required financial statement in the last municipal election.
Term of Office
December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022
Council Candidate in the Township of Oro-Medonte
One (1) Mayor
One (1) Deputy Mayor
Five (5) Ward Councillors (one for each of the Wards 1 to 5)
School Board Trustee Candidates
One (1) English Public – Simcoe County District School Board
One (1) English Separate – Simcoe Muskoka District School Board
One (1) French Public – Conseil scolaire Viamonde
One (1) French Separate – Conseil scolaire Catholique MonAvenir
So you want to run for Council?
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) offers an online course which provides an overview of things individuals may wish to know before they determine if they will run for municipal office.
So you want to Run for Council 1.0
Election Sign By-law 2018-033
Prior to a candidate posting any election signs, please ensure they meet the regulations as stipulated in By-law 2018-033.
Candidate Nomination Packages
Candidate Nomination Packages will be available at the Township of Oro-Medonte's Administration Centre.
As part of the nomination filing package of a candidate for council, they must include twenty-five (25) written endorsements of nomination for their position. A person endorsing a nomination must be an eligible voter in Oro-Medonte on the day to which the endorsement is made. This is applicable for municipal and school board trustee candidates.
Endorsements forms will be included as part of the Candidates Packages.
May 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM to July 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM
The fee to file a nomination is two hundred dollars ($200.00) to run for head of council (Mayor) and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for all other positions (Deputy Mayor, Councillors). This fee must be paid to the clerk at the time the nomination is filed.
Note: A total of twenty-five (25) endorsement signatures are required to file a nomination. The prescribed form above provides for a total of five (5) signature places, therefore multiple copies of this form will need to be provided. Endorsement of Nomination forms are public information, and completed forms will be made publically available on the Township’s website, and completed forms may be made publically available.
Nomination and Endorsement Forms – Public Information
All documents filed with the Clerk as part of a candidate's nomination are deemed to be public information. Upon certification of the candidates after the close of the Nomination Period on July 27, 2018, all nomination and endorsement forms will be made publically available on the Township's website as soon as reasonably possible.
If an individual wishes to view this documentation, it is available to view in person during regular office hours of the clerk's office. Copies may be made in accordance with the Township's Fees & Charges By-law 2018-044 at the cost is $0.75/per page.
Section 88(5) of the Municipal Elections Act states: Despite anything in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, documents and materials filed with or prepared by the clerk or any other election official under this Act are public records and, until their destruction, may be inspected by any person a the clerk's office at a time when the office is open.