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Notice of Nomination of Candidates


Posted in the Announcements page 12 days ago on Wednesday, June 06, 2018.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s. 32)

2018 Municipal Election

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

Nominations in the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock for the offices of:

  • Mayor – 1 Position
  • Deputy Mayor – 1 Position
  • Councillor Ward 1 (Former Village of Tavistock) – 2 Positions
  • Councillor Ward 2 (Lots 16 to 36 inclusive) – 1 Position
  • Councillor Ward 3 (Lots 1 through 15 inclusive, plus former North Oxford) – 2 Positions
  • Thames Valley District School Board (for the County of Oxford) – 2 Positions (file with the City of Woodstock)
  • London District Catholic School Board (for the County of Oxford) – 1 Position (file with the City of Woodstock)
  • Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (for the Counties of Oxford, Perth, and Grey) – 1 Position (file with the City of Woodstock)
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (for the Counties of Oxford, Elgin, Lambton, Haldimand and Norfolk and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent) – 1 Position (file with the City of Sarnia)

WHEN MAY NOMINATIONS OCCUR?

A nomination paper may be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m.) between May 1, 2018, and July 26, 2018, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018, (Nomination Day). The nomination paper must be filed in the office of the Clerk.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the office of the Clerk.

HOW TO BE NOMINATED?
  • Obtain the Nomination Paper (Form 1) and Declaration of Qualifications Form from the Clerk or the Designated Returning Officer.
  • Clearly indicate the name and address of the person to be nominated and all other information required on the nomination paper including the candidate’s signature.
  • Submit the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200.00 for the Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit.
  • A candidate seeking office must be a qualified elector in the municipality.
  • New Requirement: Each Nomination Paper (excluding School Board Trustee candidates) must be signed by 25 eligible voters supporting the nomination (Form 2).  The individuals providing signatures must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality/region on the day they signed the endorsement.

*If you plan to seek office in the 2018 Municipal Election for Municipal Council, you must file a Nomination Form with the Municipal Clerk before soliciting or accepting contributions for election purposes or incurring expenses on campaign activities.

Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of candidates are certified than are required to fill the said offices, electors will be able to vote by using either the Internet or Telephone during the voting period (typically 10 days prior to Voting Day), up to 8:00 pm on Voting Day (October 22, 2018).  It is anticipated that Voter Information Letters (VILs), containing voting instructions, will be mailed to eligible electors in early October, 2018.

Dated April 11, 2018

Will Jaques, Clerk
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys Street, Hickson, ON
Phone: (519) 462-2697 ext. 225
Email: wjaques@ezt.ca
Website: http://ezt.ca/Township-Office/Council/Elections
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