Becoming a Candidate

Nominations for the positions as outlined below will be received by the Clerk of the Municipality of Casselman at any time during normal office hours ( 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) commencing Monday, May 2nd, 2022 and the deadline for submission is on Nomination Day Friday, August 19th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Candidates will be required to file the following documents in the office of the clerk :

- A signed nomination paper - Nomination Form (Form 1)
- A valid proof of identity
- A filing fee of $200.00 for the Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices.  Candidates will be required to provide proof of identity. 
A candidate must be an eligible elector in order to be an eligible elector.
A person is eligible to be a candidate if they are, 

- A resident of the Municipality of Casselman;
- A canadian citizen;
- At least 18 years old; and
- Not legally prohibited from voting

A Candidate must not be: 
- An inmate of a penal or correctional institution under imprisonment sentence;
- A staff member, unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence during the campaign period and resigns once elected to office. Some exceptions applies to volunteer firefighters;
- A corporation, judge of any court, a member of the legislative assembly of Ontario, a senator or a member of the House of commons.
- A person convicted of corrupt practice as described in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;

Other restrictions may apply. 

The term of office: November 15, 2022 and end on November 14th, 2026.

For more detailed information on the matter of running as a candidate for municipal elections, we recommend that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs' 2022 Candidates' Guide. 

For more information in regard to the Election Process, you may refer to the 2022 Election Policies & Procedures Manual (to be provided at a later date) established by the Clerk.