Interested in running in the 2018 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.

The sesssion takes place  Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls. 

The event is free and no RSVP is required. 

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 trustees
Role of regional chair, who, for the first time, will be elected by general vote
Third-party advertising
Nomination process
Campaign period
Candidate qualifications and disqualifications
Candidate and third party advertiser duties
General campaign rules and election finances
Compliance audits and penalties
Voters' 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.

The 2018 Municipal and School Board Election will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. 

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