Candidate Information


Candidate Information

An Important Change for the 2018 Municipal/School Board Trustee Election Nomination Period –  When and where can I file a nomination paper for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor?
An eligible elector may file a nomination paper with the Clerk during regular office hours when the Clerk’s Office is open from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until Thursday, July 26, 2018. On Friday, July 27, 2018 which is Nomination Day, a nomination paper may be filed in the Clerk’s Office from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The onus is on the candidate to file a complete nomination paper with the correct fee. The fee for the position of Mayor is $200.00 payable in cash, certified cheque or money order. The fee for the position of Deputy Mayor or Councillor is $100.00 payable to the Town of Carleton Place in cash, certified cheque or money order. An important change for the 2018 Municipal Election is the requirement to have 25 eligible electors from the Town of Carleton Place to endorse and sign your nomination paper when you submit the same to the Clerk.
Who can be a Candidate? 
Any eligible elector may be a candidate for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor. School Board Trustees must be eligible electors of their own school board.  For nominations to be accepted, candidates must not be otherwise prohibited from voting.
Interested in running for Council?  Check out "So you want to run for Council?" at offered by AMO.

Nomination Process
Nominations will be accepted at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from May 1st, 2018 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27th, 2018 (Nomination Day).

Nominations must include:

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form (see link below)
  • the prescribed Endorsement of Nomination completed by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote (see link below)
  • a Declaration of Qualifications (see link below)
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information (see link below)
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee:
    • ​$200 for Mayor
    • $100 for Deputy Mayor or Councillor

Candidates are requested to bring proof of identity and residence and the unsigned forms with them to the Municipal Office where they are to be signed in front of the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer and filed.

Nomination Forms

Other Necessary Forms

Other Resources