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Candidate Information

Nomination Process

  • A candidate may file his or her nomination papers as of May 2, 2022 at 8:30 am – Nomination Day on August 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm 
  • To be an eligible candidate an individual must be: 
    • A Canadian Citizen 
    • Aged 18 years or older on the day of filing 
    • Must qualify as an eligible resident or non-resident elector on the day of filing
  • A potential candidate must file nomination papers prior to receiving any campaign contributions and/or expending any funds on a campaign.
  • Nomination papers will be available online or from the Clerks Department
  • The nomination of a person for an office on Council must be endorsed by at least 25 persons and those endorsing the nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the Municipality if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination. 
  • When filing you must submit the following: 
    • Nomination Papers – Form 1 (Nomination Paper)
    • Declaration of Qualifications 
    • Filing Fee
    • Consent to Release Information 
    • Candidate’s Declaration 

Notice of Elected Officials

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich

Nominations in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich for the offices of:

  • One (1) Mayor – at large
  • One (1) Deputy Mayor - at large
  • One (1) Councillor for Ward One (former Village of Dutton)
  • Two (2) Councillors for Ward Two (former Township of Dunwich)

Nominations for School Board Trustees: 

  • (1) Conseil Scolaire Viamonde School Board Trustee – French Public
  • (1) Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence School Board Trustee – French Separate
  • Two (2) Thames Valley District School Board Trustee – English Public
  • One (1) London District Catholic School Board Trustee – English Separate

Candidate Information Package

Each election, Municipal Clerk staff prepare a package containing valuable information for those individuals who are thinking about running as a candidate in the municipal and school board elections. Below, you will find a copy of the information package for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections and a number of other important communications.

Candidate's Package 

Financial Statements- Auditor's Report (Form 4 from Elections Candidate Guide) must be filed at the Municipal office:

  • Date: March 31, 2023 – all candidates must file a complete and accurate financial statement, in the prescribed form with the clerk on or before 2:00 pm of the date specified
  • Duties of Candidates are prescribed by the Municipal Elections Act Section 88.22

Third-Party Advertisers

The Municipal Elections Act now includes a framework to regulate third party advertising. The framework came into effect on April 1, 2022

Contributions to Registered Candidates – Elections Act Sections 88.8

Contributions to Registered Third-Party Advertisers – Elections Act Section 88.12

Campaigning can begin once the Nomination Paper has been filed.

Campaigning materials are the responsibility of the candidate and must include the same name as shown on the Candidate's Nomination Form and the materials must NOT include the Town's logo or other insignia. 

Materials cannot be placed on municipally-owned or leased properties except for road allowances.

The Clerk will calculate the maximum amount of campaign expenses that each candidate may incur and will provide a final "Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses" Form to the candidate on or before September 26, 2022.

Financial Statements- Auditor's Report (Form 4 from Elections Candidate Guide) must be filed at the Municipal office:

  • Date: March 31, 2023 – all candidates must file a complete and accurate financial statement, in the prescribed form with the clerk on or before 2:00 pm of the date specified
  • Duties of Registered Third Parties are prescribed by the Municipal Elections Act Section 88.25 

Candidate Resources

You can get copies of forms from your municipal clerk, or you can download them from the Government of Ontario’s Central Form Repository at www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca

Direct link to all forms 

  • Nomination Form (Form 1
  • Appointment of Voting Proxy (Form 3
  • Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report (Form 4
  • Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses (Form 5
  • Notice of Extension of Campaign Period (Form 6
  • Notice of Registration – Question on the Ballot (Form 7
  • Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report – Question on the Ballot (Form 8
  • Declaration of Identity (Form 9
  •  Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing - Fact Sheet
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