Running for Office
The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.
Become a Trustee
The Local Authorities Election Act , states that a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person
(a) is eligible to vote
(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
(c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified
You are not eligible to run if, on nomination day, you:
· are an employee of any school district, school division, charter school or private school as of nomination day – unless you take an unpaid leave of absence to run before the last working day prior to nomination day;
· are an auditor of the jurisdiction in which you want to be a candidate;
· do not meet the residency requirement for the jurisdiction in which you want to run;
· are otherwise ineligible or disqualified as outlined under section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
See sections 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act for more details.
Section 27(3) - "Only an elector who is a resident of the WARD for which a candidate for election is being nominated may sign the nomination of the candidate".
DISCLAIMER: It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the legislation, or to seek appropriate legal or accounting advice from professionals as required. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign complies with all provincial laws.