Municipal Election Campaign Officially Underway

The campaign period has officially opened in the run-up to Kingston's fall municipal election.
     
May 1 marked the first day candidates could file their nomination papers at City Hall to run for mayor, councillor and school board trustee.

At least one incumbent is confirmed to be running again for a council seat.

Councillor Mary Rita Holland filed her papers at city hall to represent Kingscourt-Rideau for a second term

Long-time resident of Portsmouth District, Bridget Doherty, threw her hat into the ring, submitting her council nomination papers at the city election office when the doors opened at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Doherty has been a lead organizer of the Save Our Prison Farm campaign since 2009 and currently sits on the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Advisory Panel to re-establish the farms.

Would-be candidates cannot begin spending on their campaigns until they officially file their papers.

The deadline for nominations is July 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Kingstonians go to the polls on October 22.

A new website established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is trying to make it easier for Ontarians to ensure they are able to vote in this fall's municipal elections.
     
Canadian citizens over the age of 18 who are residents, owners or tenants of property in Ontario are eligible to vote.

Click here to see if you are already on the voting rolls or if you need to register.