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Candidate Information

The next Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Individuals may consider running for one of the following offices:
  • Mayor - one (1) elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor - one (1) elected at large
  • Councillors - three (3) elected at large
School Board Trustees:
  • Upper Canada District School Board - one (1)
  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario - two (2)
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontairo - one (1)
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien - one (1)


A person is entitled to be a candidate in the 2018 Municipal Election if he or she is an eligible elector. A candidate must be eligible as of the day he or she is nominated, and must remain eligible throughout the election period and, if elected, throughout the term of office. 


Who can be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor candidate? 

A person is entitled to be a candidate for Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor if he or she:
  • Is a resident of the Township of South Glengarry, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • Is a Canadian citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years old on Voting Day (October 22, 2018); and
  • Is not legally prohibited from voting.

Who cannot be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor Candidate?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council, or from holding office as a member of Council:
  • An employee of the Municipality, unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
  • 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. 
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statements in the last Municipal Election or By-election.

Nomination Information

To run for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee, candidates must file a prescribed nomination paper. Candidates cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign until this nomination paper is filed. 

Nomination papers must be filed by the candidate, in person or by an agent acting on the candidates behalf, at the Township of South Glengarry office during regular business hours. The nomination paper may not be faxed, mailed or e-mailed, as an original signature is required. If an agent of a candidate is filing the nomination paper, the form must be completed by the candidate prior to filing. 

The candidate or agent filing the nomination paper will be required to present proof of identity.

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2018 - Nomination papers will be available online and can be picked up at the Township of South Glengarry office, located at 6 Oak Street, Lancaster.
  • May 1, 2018 - Candidates can begin filing their Nomination Papers.
  • July 27, 2018 - Nomination Papers can be submitted up until this date at 2:00 pm. 

Things Needed for Filing:

  • A completed copy of the nomination paper
  • A declaration of qualification from each of the people endorsing the nomination (only applicable to candidates running for Council)
  • Filing fee
  • Proof of identify
Note: nomination papers are public documents and are available for inspection at the Clerk's office. 

Endorsement of Nominations for Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor

The nomination papers of a candidate running for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor must be submitted with a declaration of qualification form from each of the eligible electors endorsing their nomination.

At least 25 people must endorse a candidate's nomination for the Office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor. Those endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote as of the day he or she signs the prescribed declaration of qualifications form.

Filing Fee

Candidates must pay a filing fee when they submit their nomination papers. These fees must be paid at the time of filing by cash or certified cheque. 

The filing fee for a candidate running for Mayor is $200. The filing fee for a candidate running for Deputy Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee is $100. 

Nomination filing fees are refundable if the candidate's financial statement and auditor's report are filed on or before March 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Withdrawal of Nomination

A candidate who wishes to withdraw his or her nomination must notify the Clerk in writing before 2:00 pm on July 27, 2018. The candidate must file his or her withdrawal or statement in person and may be required to provide identification. 

The candidate will still be required to submit a financial statement (due no later than March 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm) covering all financial transactions up to the time of the withdrawal.