Candidate Information
 
Information Session for prospective candidates

Eligible persons who are considering running in the October Tecumseh Municipal Election were invited to attend a free, virtual seminar at on April 28, 2022, hosted by the County of Essex, to learn more about the process. 

If you were unable to attend the recording of the Candidate Information Session can be found at Candidate Info Session - April 28, 2022

Copies of the following presentations are provided below: 

When do nominations open?

Nominations open on Monday, May 2, 2022 and Nomination Day is Friday, August 19, 2022.

Individuals who want to run for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee may file nomination papers starting Monday, May 2, 2022. The final day to file nomination papers is Friday, August 19, 2022, between 9 am and 2 pm. 

How do I file my nomination?

All nomination forms and accompanying documentation must be filed in person, with the Legislative Services and Clerk's Department, at Town Hall. Appointments can be made by calling 519-735-2184, ext. 116.

Candidates must provide the following information/forms:

  • Photo identification;
  • Nomination Form;
  • *Signature of 25 eligible electors supporting the nomination;
  • Declaration of Qualifications;
  • Pay the nomination fee of $200 for Mayor or $100 for Councillor or School Trustee (payable by cash, debit or certified cheque).

You must file your nomination forms before you can accept election contributions or incur campaign expenses.

*The requirement to submit 25 nomination signatures does not apply to School Board Trustee positions. 

Who is eligible to run for Town Council? 

To run for municipal office in Tecumseh, you must be a qualified municipal elector and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Reside in the Town of Tecumseh, or be the owner or tenant of land in Tecumseh, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • Not be prohibited from voting under section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, or under any other law.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has assembled an easy to use guide that provides information on preparing to run for Council.  You can find the AMO guide here.

Nomination packages

Nomination packages for candidates and registration packages for Third Party Advertisers are available for pick up at Town Hall, 917 Lesperance Road starting Monday, May 2, 2022 during regular business hours.

Candidates and Third Parties wishing to pick up a package or file their nomination/registration papers are asked to make an appointment with the Clerk's Office by either calling the Clerk at 519-735-2184, ext. 116 or by emailing the Clerk before they come to Town Hall.

School Board Trustee candidate information

 

Where do I file my nomination papers?
To be updated
Who is eligible to run for School Board Trustee?

To run for a trustee position on a school board, you must be eligible to vote in that school board election and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • Not be prohibited from voting under section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, or under any other law; and
  • Must meet any other qualifications for the school board (i.e. Roman Catholic, French language rights holder).

*The requirement to submit 25 nomination signatures does not apply to School Board Trustee positions.

Role of School Board Trustee 

Ontario's Municipal and School Board Elections are on October 24, 2022. Find out what school trustees do, how to become a trustee, how and where to vote, who is running in your ward or region and everything you need to know about school boards at 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections website.

School board candidates should email their profiles.

Interested candidates should include the following with their profile:

  • Name
  • School board and ward
  • Photo
  • Brief biography
  • Email address
  • Website address.

For more information, view the “Making a Difference for Kids Guidebook”. 

Financial Statements

All candidates, including those not elected, those who withdraw their nomination or those whose nomination is rejected by the Town Clerk, must disclose and report their contributions and expenses, using the Financial Statement - Auditor's Report - Candidate Form 4.

A Candidate's campaign period starts on the date that the nomination is filed and ends on December 31, 2022, or if the nomination is withdrawn, on the date of withdrawal.

All candidates for office (even those that have withdrawn their nomination) are required to file financial statements with the Clerk by 2 pm on March 29, 2023.

Should a Candidate file a Form 6 to extend their Campaign they are also required to file supplementary filings.

 Forms

The following are forms that have been downloaded from the Ministry's website.

To download the forms to your laptop, click on the form and save it in a file then click on the PDF in that file. The form can be filled out on your computer and then printed.

Election Resources and Guides

The following are various election resources and guides that will assist in running for Municipal Council or School Board elections.