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2014 Election Resources and Key Dates

Key Dates

  • Nomination period commences

Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Municipal Enumeration Notices to be mailed by MPAC (mid April to mid-May estimated time frame)

April, 2014

  • Municipal Enumeration Forms to be returned to MPAC to ensure inclusion of electors on Preliminary List of Electors (PLE)

Monday, June 2, 2014

  • Deliver copies of Voters’ List to persons entitled, S.23

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Nomination Day (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Withdrawal of Nominations before 2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 12, 2014
  • Certification of nomination papers before 4:00 p.m.
  • Acclamation(s) after 4:00 p.m.
Monday, September 15, 2014
  • If necessary, additional Nominations will be received 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Withdrawal of additional nominations before 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • Certification of nomination papers before 4:00 p.m.
  • Acclamation(s) after 4:00 p.m., s.37(2)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Issue Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits to candidates – Note: this “final” campaign spending limit is to be based on the higher of:
  • The number of electors as of nomination day in the 2014 election; or
  • The number of electors as of nomination day in the 2010 election (the number used to calculate the preliminary amount given to candidates at the time they filed their nomination paper
  • Prepare and distribute Interim List of Changes to Voters’ List
Monday, September 22, 2014
  • Voting Day
  • Voting Locations open at 10:00 a.m. an close at 8:00 p.m. (Note unless earlier opening established by by-law)
  • Unofficial election results traditionally released as soon as practicable, after 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 27, 2014
  • Clerk to Declare Official Election Results as soon as possible after Voting Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2013

  • Term of Office commences
  • Inaugural Meeting of Council 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Campaign period ends
  • Deadline for Candidate to provide Clerk with written Notification of Deficit and Continuation of Campaign Period
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
  • A candidate may, before the last day for filing a financial statement for the reporting period ending December 31, 2014, apply to the Ontario Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.  The court may grant an extension of no more than 90 days.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Deadline for filing financial statements for reporting period ending December 31, 2014

Friday, March 27, 2015, 2 p.m.

  • If a candidate has paid over a surplus to the clerk and subsequently incurs expenses relating to a recount, compliance audit or controverted election, the clerk shall return the surplus to the candidate.  The candidate can incur expenses relating to the recount, compliance audit or controverted election, but cannot accept contributions.  The candidate must file a financial statement for each 90-day period following the return of the surplus.  The financial statement is due by 2 p.m., 10 days following the end of each 90-day reporting period.  This reporting will continue until:
  • The amount of the surplus is reduced to zero; or
  • Any remaining surplus is no longer required for the expenses relating to the recount, compliance audit or controverted election
  • A compliance audit application may be filed within 90 days of the filing date of the final financial statement
  • A candidate may before the last day for filing a financial statement apply to the Ontario Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.  The court may grant an extension of no more than 90 days.
Friday March 27, 2015, After Filing
  • Latest possible date of supplementary reporting period.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Candidate Information & Resources

You may find information on these websites:

  • Relevant School Board website

The following publications are also available for purchase:

Municipal Elections Act, 1996
E-Laws
Government of Ontario Book Store
880 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-326-5300

Municipal Elections Law 2014
Municipal World Inc.
Box 339, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V3
Phone: 519-633-0031

Candidates and Electors
Municipal World Inc.
Box 339, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V3
Phone: 519-633-0031

How to Campaign for Municipal Elected Office
Municipal World Inc.
Box 339, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V3
Phone: 519-633-0031

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