July 20: Municipal Election News & Unofficial List of CandidatesThe next 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.Voter information is available from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in its 2018 Voters Guide. Voterlookup.ca: In addition, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has launched voterlookup.ca, a website which allows eligible electors to confirm or update their information for the municipal and school board elections. Please watch this short video to learn more.As of July 20, 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 CANDIDATEOFFICEQUALIFYING ADDRESSMACKINNON BlairCouncillor, Ward 1SW¼ Section 12, Lefroy Twp.JONES-SCISSONS NancyCouncillor, Ward 21081A Basswood Lake RoadKIRBY DebbieCouncillor, Ward 21505 Dayton RoadARMSTRONG JaneCouncillor, Ward 316 Mississagi CrescentWEDGWOOD DaleCouncillor, Ward 325 Eley RoadBILODEAU GeorgesCouncillor, Ward 4448 Lakeview RoadCAMPBELL GordonCouncillor, Ward 4295 Woodside RoadPIRRIE JockCouncillor, Ward 4156 Lakeview RoadNomination 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 CouncilForm El52 – Consent to Release Personal InformationDetailed 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.orgCandidate Training: 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 advertisersCampaign financesCompliance auditsOther important information for candidatesThere is no fee for this session, but registration is required. Please email email@example.com or call 705.759.5388 to register.