Candidates

Candidate Information Session

Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session from April 7th - PowerPoint and Recording now available.

So You Want to Run for Council on May 12th at 6:00pm - PowerPoint and Recording now available.

Candidate Corporate Information Session (in person) on June 6th at 1:00pm and 6:00pm - Registration now open.

 

Candidate Nomination Process - It's As Easy as 1,2,3

Step 1: Check Eligibility

 

 Candidates for Municipal Office

To run for municipal office, a person must be:

• A Canadian Citizen

• At least 18 years old

• A resident of the Town of New Tecumseth or own or lease property (or be the spouse of the owner or leasee) in the Town of New Tecumseth.

• Not legally prohibited from voting.

• Not disqualified by any legislation from holding office.

 

Who is not eligible to be a mayor, deputy mayor or council candidate

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of council, or from holding office as a member of council:

  • any person who is not eligible to vote in the municipality
  • 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 Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • an inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election or by-election

Town of New Tecumseth employees

  • Employees of the Town of New Tecumseth who wish to run for mayor, deputy mayor or councillor must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing a nomination paper.
  • The employee must provide a copy of the documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.
Candidates for School Board Trustee

To run for any of the four school boards, a person must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident in the area of jurisdiction* of the board
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

 

Who is not eligible to be a school board trustee candidate

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee, or from holding office on any school board:

  • any person who is not eligible to vote in the school board election
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence
  • 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 Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • a judge of any court
  • an inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit in the last municipal election or by-election

School board employees

  • Employees of any school board (including supply teachers) are disqualified from being elected as school board trustee or from holding office on any school board, except during a leave of absence.
  • The employee must be on a leave of absence before filing their nomination paper.
  • They must provide the Clerk with documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

 

Step 2: Learn About the Office

You can become a candidate for:

  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Councillor Ward 1
  • Councillor Ward 2
  • Councillor Ward 3
  • Councillor Ward 4
  • Councillor Ward 5
  • Councillor Ward 6
  • Councillor Ward 7
  • Councillor Ward 8
  • Trustee, Simcoe County District School Board
  • Trustee, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Trustee, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud Mon Avenir
  • Trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde

To learn more about these offices, please visit the following websites:

 Step 3: File Your Nomination

If a person wishes to run as a candidate in the Town of New Tecumseth municipal and school board election, they must first file their nomination forms in person with the Town Clerk’s Office.  The first day to file nomination forms will be May 2, 2022.

Please see below nomination packages for download. 

Download your Council Candidate Nomination Package

Download your School Board Trustee Nomination Package

Nomination forms are available in hard copy at the Town Administration Centre at 10 Wellington St E, Alliston.

Registered Candidates

Registered Candidates

 

FAQ for Candidates

FAQ for Candidates

Do I need to make an appointment to file my nomination forms?

  • All nominations must be officially registered with the Clerk’s Office at the Town of New Tecumseth during regular business hours. It is recommended that all candidates schedule a time to meet with the Clerk or Deputy Clerk to register their nomination.

Can I electronically submit my nomination forms?

  • No, all nomination forms must include original signature and be officially registered with the Clerk’s Office in person. 

How will my name appear on the ballot?

  • Write down your name as you want it to appear on the ballot.   If you normally go by a different name than your legal first name, you may use that name provided that the clerk agrees.
  • You do not have to provide all your names under the box entitled “Given Name(s)” on the form. Only provide the one(s) that you want to appear on the ballot. If your legal name is a single name you do not have to provide any given names.

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