A person who is eligible to be a candidate can file a nomination paper with the Town clerk, or designate at Town Hall. To ensure availability of staff, please call for an appointment 705-429-3844.
Nomination papers will be accepted from May 1 to July 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nomination paper must be filed in person by either the candidate or the candidate’s agent. Candidates are required to provide identification which includes their name and address. Nomination papers cannot be faxed or submitted electronically; original signatures are a requirement. The Municipal Elections Act does not permit faxed, copied or digital signatures on election documents.
During the appointment, the declaration section of the nomination paper must be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths Clerk’s Office. If an agent is filing the nomination on behalf of a candidate, the candidate’s declaration must also be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths prior to the agent filing the paper with the clerk. You must also submit 25 endorsement signatures on the prescribed form from people who are eligible to vote in Wasaga Beach, as well as the appropriate nomination fee. The nomination filing fee is $200 for the office of the mayor and $100 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order made payable to the Town of Wasaga Beach.
Who is not eligible?
The following people are disqualified from being elected to municipal office:
Key Dates 2018
Friday, July 27 - Nomination Day - last day to file or withdraw between 9 am and 2 pm
Monday, July 30 - Certification of nominations by 4 pm, declaration of acclamation after 4 pm
Monday, August 27 - Election signs may be erected starting today
Tuesday, September 4 - Voters list available to certified candidates, with the appropriate signed form declaring proper use of the voters list
Tuesday, September 25 - Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers
Friday, October 19 - Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser - to be completed by 4:30 pm
Friday, October 12 to Monday October 22 by 8 pm - Voting period
Monday, October 29 - Election signs must be removed by the candidate or their representative
Tuesday, December 4 - Inaugural meeting of Council at 7 pm
Monday, December 31 - Campaign period ends, and last day to file Form 6 (Extension of Campaign Period)
Key Dates 2019
Wednesday, February 27 - Last day for Clerk to provide notice of financial filing requirements and penalties
Thursday, March 29 by 2 pm - Last day to file financial statement for reporting period ending December 31, 2018 for candidates and third parties, and last day for candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice
Thursday, March 29 after 2 pm - 90 day compliance audit period begins, and start of the 30 day period in which a candidate or registered third party may file the primary financial statement and pay a $500 late filing fee
Monday, April 29 by 2 pm - Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay a $500 late filing fee
Thursday, June 27 - End of supplementary campaign period
Wednesday, August 28 - Last day for Clerk to provide notice of supplementary filing requirements and penalties to candidates or registered third parties
Thursday, September 26 - Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend time to file the financial statement
Friday, September 27 by 2 pm - Last day to file financial statement for reporting period ending July 2, 2019 (only for those who filed a Form 6 to extend their campaign), and last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice
Friday, September 27, after 2 pm - 90 day compliance audit period begins, and start of 30 day period in which a candidate or registered third party may file the supplementary financial statement and pay a $500 late filing fee
Monday, October 28 by 2 pm - last day for candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay a $500 late filing fee, penalties take affect at 2:01 pm
Friday, December 27 - Last day to request a compliance audit on a supplementary financial statement
The Term of Office for is December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022. During this time period, members of Council are required to attend a variety of meetings, including:
In addition, there are a number of committees/boards to which members are appointed, which often meet monthly or as required. Council members also attend community events, and respond to public inquiries.
Documentation and Guidelines
Candidate Election Campaign Signs
The Municipal Election Act, amended by Bill 181 now requires that candidates and third party advertisers provide identification information on advertisements, including signs. For candidates, subsection 88.3 (2) of the Act states that an election advertisement purchased by or under the direction of a candidate shall identify the candidate. However, unlike for third party advertiser signs, there are no further requirements to indicate how a candidate election campaign sign shall identify the candidate.
Therefore for the purposes of candidate election signs, the Town of Wasaga Beach will interpret this subsection of the legislation as follows:
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