Candidate information session for municipal and school board election

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Candidate information session for municipal and school board election

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is hosting a candidate information session in partnership with Niagara's municipalities for anyone interested in running as a candidate, or becoming a third-party advertiser in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.

Information session details:

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara FallsNo RSVP is required and the event is free to attend.

There will also be an "election information fair" before the session starting at 6 p.m. where attendees can ask questions of staff from Niagara Region, local municipalities and school boards.

As there have been changes to the Municipal Elections Act, the session will provide potential candidates with an opportunity to become familiar with:

Role of council, municipal staff and school board trusteesRole of regional chair, who, for the first time, will be elected by general voteThird-party advertisingNomination processCampaign periodCandidate qualifications and disqualificationsCandidate and third party advertiser dutiesGeneral campaign rules and election financesCompliance audits and penaltiesVoters' list, proxy voting, scrutineers, recounts and resources

Anyone who is interested in running in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election is encouraged to attend.

Key Dates

The 2018 Municipal and School Board Election is Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

The candidate nomination period opens Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and closes at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018.

Third-party advertiser registration opens May 1, 2018 and closes Friday, Oct.19, 2018.

About Niagara Votes 2018

Election staff from Niagara Region and all 12 local municipalities have partnered to streamline communications. This partnership is the first of its kind, designed to ensure candidates and electors across Niagara are aware of key dates and information for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.​

For more information, visit​.​


Daryl Barnhart, APR
Niagara Region



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