Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (MEA), this notice is to post the deadline for filing NOMINATIONS of the offices to which persons may be elected for the term commencing November 15, 2022. Nominations can be made during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, until Thursday August 18, 2022 and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Nominations for the positions listed below must be made on the prescribed form available at the Clerk’s Office. Nomination forms must be filed with the Returning Officer. The required filing fee for the Head of Council (Mayor) is $200 and $100 for all other offices. The nomination filing fee shall be paid in cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order made payable to the Town of Prescott.
PLEASE NOTE: The election campaign period begins on the day on which he or she files a nomination for the office.
MUNICIPAL OFFICES FOR WHICH PERSONS MAY BE NOMINATED:
Mayor One (1) to be elected at large
Councillors Six (6) to be elected at large
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICESFOR WHICH PERSONS MAY BE NOMINATED shall be filed with the designated Clerk’s Office, to be determined, for:
Upper Canada District School Board (English Public)
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (English Separate)
Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (French Separate)
Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (French Public)
Nominations for all offices shall close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Nominations will only be certified when the Clerk is satisfied that the person is qualified to be nominated and that the nomination complies with the MEA.
Candidates for municipal office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfill all of the following requirements:
A resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
A Canadian citizen;
At least 18 years old;
Not legally prohibited from voting; and
Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
NOTE: A candidate, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office.
For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office.
Nominations accepted by the Clerk, or Designate, of the Corporation of the Town of Prescott: