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To be a candidate in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, a individual must show proof of their identity and qualifying address, including a photo and signature, their nomination paper and the appropriate filing fee ($200 for Office of Mayor, $100 for all other offices). Candidates for Mayor and Councillors must provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible voters. The nomination paper and endorsement of nomination forms must have original signatures.
Until a nomination paper is filed, a person cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign.
The 2022-2026 Council Member Reference Manual has be published and offers a wide array of information for anyone interested in running for Council. This document is updated regularly so check back often.
For those who are interested in becoming candidates, please refer to the forms and information below:
Campaign Finances for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers
Hosted in Partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Muskoka Clerks held an information session for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers on August 25, 2022. Discussion topics included:
- Running for a different office (finance implications)
- TPA nomination and advertising
- Contributions and contributor limits
- Self funding
- Campaign expenses
- Spending limits
- Campaign finance
- Financial Statement
- Compliance audit
- Forms 4 and 8
Resources for this session including the video recording and presentation materials provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Muskoka Clerks are available by clicking the links to the left for your review and information.
We encourage all individuals running in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections to review this information and become familiar with the requirements.
Candidate Information Session held April 4, 2022
Potential candidates interested in running in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election were invited to attend a free Candidate Information Session where important subjects were reviewed such as:
- Roles and responsibilities of elected officials, staff and Third-Party Advertisers
- Eligibility rules
- Nomination process
- Campaign finances
- Compliance audit
- Voters’ list
Resources for this session including the video recording and presentation materials provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing are available by clicking the buttons to the right for your review and information.
We encourage all individuals interested in running in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections to review this information and become familiar with the requirements.
Term of Office
The next four year term of office begins on November 15, 2022 and runs until November 14, 2026.
Nominations must filed in person BY APPOINTMENT ONLY with the Clerk during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding Statutory holidays).