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Candidate nominations and third party advertiser registrations open May 1 for Brampton’s 2018 Municipal Election


Required forms for candidates and third party advertisers now available ​​​​

BRAMPTON, ON – On May 1, 2018 the City of Brampton Clerk’s Office will start accepting candidate nominations and third party advertiser registrations for the 2018 Municipal Election.

The nomination period for candidates begins May 1, 2018 and ends at 2 pm on July 27, 2018.

The registration period for third party advertisers begins May 1, 2018 and ends on October 19, 2018.

A presentation on general guidelines for candidates and third party advertisers is available on the City website.

Candidates
The City will accept nominations for the following offices:
• Mayor
• Regional Councillor
• City Councillor
• School Board Trustee for:
      o Peel District School Board
      o Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board  
      o Conseil scolaire Viamonde  
      o Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (formerly Conseil scolaire  de district catholique Centre-Sud)

For the first time in 2018, the Region of Peel Chair will be elected by general vote. Nominations for this office will be accepted by the Region of Peel, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, during regular business hours.

Nomination forms and information packages for candidates will be available online and at the City Clerk’s Office in Brampton City Hall. Forms must be filed in person (or by an agent) during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, on weekdays starting May 1, until 2 pm on July 27, 2018.

At the time of filing, the fee ($200.00 for Mayor, $100.00 for all other positions) is payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque or money order. Applicants must provide proof of name and qualifying address. Only original documents will be accepted; faxes or other electronic versions are not permitted. All potential candidates must file their Nomination Paper and Endorsement of Nomination form prior to receiving any campaign contributions or spending any funds for election purposes. School board trustee candidates are not required to file an Endorsement of Nomination form.

Third Party Advertisers
New to the 2018 Municipal Election is the registration of third party advertisers. Any individual, corporation or trade union  that wishes to advertise in broadcast, print, electronic or other medium to promote, support or oppose a candidate, is required to register with the City.

Registration forms and information packages are available online and at the City Clerk’s Office in Brampton City Hall. Registrations must be filed in person (or by an agent) during regular office hours, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, on weekdays starting May 1, until October 19, 2018. Applicants must provide proof of registration eligibility. Only original documents will be accepted; faxes or other electronic versions are not permitted. Third party advertisers must file their registration papers prior to receiving any campaign contributions or spending any funds for election purposes.  

A list of nominated candidates and registered third party advertisers will be regularly updated and  is available at www.brampton.ca/BramptonVotes.


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“The recent changes in the Municipal Elections Act include a shorter nomination period for candidates and the addition of third party advertising rules. It’s important that potential candidates and third party advertisers familiarize themselves with the legislation and with what’s expected of them during an election campaign.”
- Peter Fay, City Clerk and Returning Officer

For more information, visit the election page at www.brampton.ca/BramptonVotes or call 311.

 

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