Persons wishing to put their name forward as a Candidate in the 2014 Municipal Elections for the offices of Mayor and Municipal Councillor can begin filing their Nomination Papers as of Thursday, January 2, 2014. Persons interested in filing their nomination papers must do so with the Municipal Clerk before spending or raising ANY monies for campaign activities. Voting Day is Monday October 27, 2014.
- Mayor (One at large)
- Councillor (Six at large)
Who can run for office in the 2014 Municipal Elections?
A person is entitled to be a candidate in the 2014 Municipal Election if he or she is a qualified elector. A candidate must be qualified as of the day he or she is nominated and must remain qualified throughout the election period and, if elected, throughout the term of office.
A person is entitled to be a candidate if he or she:
- is a resident of the Town of Mattawa, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Mattawa, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
- is a Canadian citizen;
- is at least eighteen years old on Voting Day; and
- is not prohibited from voting by law.
Nomination Papers must be filed by the candidate, in person, or by an agent acting on the candidate’s behalf at the Municipal Office, during normal working hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm from Thursday, January 2, 2014 up to 2 pm on Nomination Day – Friday, September 12, 2014.
The candidate or the agent will be required to provide proof of identity. Nomination Papers cannot be faxed as original signatures are required on all election documents filed with the Clerk. If the Nomination Paper is filed by an agent of the candidate, the form must be fully completed by the candidate prior to filing.
Candidates must pay a filing fee when submitting their Nomination Papers. These fees must be paid at the time of filing by cash,debit, certified cheque or money order.
The filing fee for a candidate running for Mayor is $200.00.
The filing fee for a candidate running for Councillor is $100.00.
Nomination filing fees are refundable if the nomination is withdrawn, the candidate is elected, or he or she receives more than two percent of the votes case in the election for office.
We do require workers for the Municipal Elections for various positions. We have placed an ad in the Mattawa Recorder and you can get the information you need to apply here. All those who apply are thanked and we will only be contacting those that have been awarded the position.
If you require this information or any other informaiton regarding the 2014 Municipal Election in an accessible format and/or require accommodation in order to participate in the 2014 Municipal Election, please contact us to assist you in person, in writing, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 705-744-5611
New from MPAC to help assist you in the voting process and to make sure you are on the voter’s list before election is a great new site that will let you know if you are on the voters list. You can access the site to view your current information and to be added to the list if you are not currently on there. Please visit www.voterlookup.ca for additional information.