This is general information for candidates interested in contesting a municipal office. Eligible candidates can run for one of the following offices:
Each election, Township Staff prepare a package containing valuable information for those individuals who are thinking about running as a candidate in the municipal or school board election. Below you will find a copy of the information included in the package, including the required forms. Hard copies of the Candidate's package may be picked up at the Township Office.
Forms noted ** must be returned to the Clerk's Office.
Provincial issued Municipal Election Forms also available here.
A Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Information Night was held at the Oxford County Administration Building, 21 Reeve Street, Woodstock on April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. The Ministry presentation from the Information Night is posted here
The Township's contracted voting company (Intelivote) provided a presentation to candidates regarding Internet and Telephone voting on August 16, 2018. A copy of the presentation can be found here.
Nominations are open as of Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and close on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. To run as a Member of Council for the 2018 Municipal Election, you must file a nomination paper. Please note the following:
AMO provides an online "So You Want to Run For Council" Session. Click here for more information.
In order to run for office in East Zorra-Tavistock Township, an individual must be:
The following are not eligible to be elected as a Member of Council, or from holding office as a Member of Council:
Nomination forms must be filed in-person as original signatures are required. To file a nomination, you must provide the following:
Any documents that are not complete will not be accepted. You may file a nomination form beginning May 1, 2018 to July 27, 2018 ending at 2 p.m. Nomination Form Available here. Endorsement of Nomination Form Available Here.
If you no longer wish to run for office in the 2018 Municipal Election, you must:
The last day to file a withdrawal is Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.
The Township Office is fully accessible to persons with disabilities who wish to submit a nomination for the upcoming election. Alternate formats of documents are available upon request.
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