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2022 Municipal Election

This is the official website providing information regarding the 2022 Municipal/School Board Trustee Election for the Town of Carleton Place.

Please check back regularly as the website will be updated as new information becomes available.

The Municipal Election Day is Monday, October 24th, 2022. All votes will be cast electronically using internet and telephone.


 Key Dates

  • May 2nd, 2022 - First day candidates can file nomination papers
    • Nomination papers must be filed in person.  Electronic copies will not be accepted.
  • August 19th, 2022 - Last day candidates can file nomination papers between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • October 17 to  and 24, 2022 - Voting Period
  • October 24th, 2022 - Election Day
  • October 25th, 2022 - Election results declared
  • November 15th, 2022 - New term of Council commences

Unofficial List of Candidates

Mayor
Andreas Foustanellas
Doug Black
Edward (Toby) Randell

 

Deputy Mayor
Sean Redmond

 

Councillor
Linda Seccaspina

 

English Public School Board
Donald Cram

 

English Separate School Board
Jennifer Cooney

 

French Separate School Board
 

Key Details

Who Can Be A Candidate?

To run for municipal office you must be nominated and qualify.

To be a qualified candidate you must be:

  • a Canadian Citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • reside in the Town of Carleton Place or be the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Carleton Place, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Carleton Place.

Who Cannot Be A Candidate?

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institute.
  • A corporation.
  • A person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity.
  • A person who ceases to be a Canadian citizen.
  • A person who is not a resident, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality.
  • An employee of the municipality or local board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day the employee is nominated and resigns if elected to the office.
  • A person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in section 223.11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or an investigator referred to in subsection 239.2 91 of the municipality, or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds an administrative position of the municipality.
  • A judge of any court; a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada.
  • A public servant within the meaning of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.
  • A federal employee within the meaning of the Public Service Employment Act.
  • A person who is prohibited from voting in a municipal election according to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or the Municipal Act, 2001.
  • A person who has violated financial requirements for filing financial information in the previous election.
  • A person who has been convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 applies.

*Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for municipal office without having to resign their current seat in parliament. However, by 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day), MPs, MPPs and Senators will be required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek municipal office.  If you are a federal or provincial cabinet minister, you must step down from cabinet prior to filing your nomination and must resign your seat by the close of nominations.

Nomination Process

Nominations will be accepted at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from May 2, 2022 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day).

Nominations must include:

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form 
  • the prescribed Endorsement of Nomination signed by at least 25 persons 
  • 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 and Councillors

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 Deputy Returning Officer and filed.

Candidates must contact the Clerk to make an appointment to file your Nomination Papers.

Nomination Forms

  • Nomination Paper
  • Form - Endorsement of Nomination (25 Signatures) 
  • Form - Declaration of Qualifications (Council)
  • Form - Consent to Release Personal Information

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