Election Day for all municipalities in the Province of Ontario is Monday, October 22, 2018. The Municipality of Huron Shores is governed by a 9-member Council (Mayor + 8 Councillors, 2 representatives per Ward). An Advance Poll will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the location (s) yet to be determined. Please click here to view a map of the wards.
Nomination Forms may be filed by candidates anytime, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Office. On Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018, nominations may only be filed from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A nomination form must be filed with the Clerk/Administrator before spending or raising any money for campaign activities. The filing fee for Councillor is $100.00, the fee for the office of Head of Council is $200.00. In addition, the following two (2) forms must be submitted with the Nomination papers:
- Form EL18(A) – Declaration of Qualifications 2018 – Municipal Council
- Form El52 – Consent to Release Personal Information
As of July 26, 2018, the following is an unofficial list of candidates who have submitted a nomination paper to run for office in the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election. The list of candidates seeking election will become official on Monday, July 30, 2018.
|NAME OF CANDIDATE||OFFICE||QUALIFYING ADDRESS|
|ELDNER Eloise (Boe)||Mayor||19 Thomas Street|
|MACKINNON Blair||Councillor, Ward 1||SW¼ Section 12, Lefroy Twp.|
|WALSH Darlene||Councillor, Ward 1||121 MacLean Road|
|JONES-SCISSONS Nancy||Councillor, Ward 2||1081A Basswood Lake Road|
|KIRBY Debbie||Councillor, Ward 2||1505 Dayton Road|
|ARMSTRONG Jane||Councillor, Ward 3||16 Mississagi Crescent|
|WEDGWOOD Dale||Councillor, Ward 3||25 Eley Road|
|BILODEAU Georges||Councillor, Ward 4||448 Lakeview Road|
|CAMPBELL Gordon||Councillor, Ward 4||295 Woodside Road|
|PIRRIE Jock||Councillor, Ward 4||156 Lakeview Road|
Detailed guidance for potential candidates is available in the 2018 Candidates Guide. Additional information, if required, is also available from Deborah Tonelli, Clerk/Administrator, Municipality of Huron Shores. Telephone: 705-843-2033 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is offering an on-line course for potential candidates entitled “So You Want to Run for Council?” at a cost of $66.37. Please visit the AMO website at www.amo.on.ca, for more information.
In addition, the City of Sault Ste. Marie has advised that representatives of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing will be in attendance for a Candidate Information Session on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Russ Ramsay Board Room, Level 3, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie.
Topics will include:
- Roles and responsibilities of elected officials, staff and third party advertisers
- Campaign finances
- Compliance audits
- Other important information for candidates
There is no fee for this session, but registration is required. Please email email@example.com or call 705.759.5388 to register.