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Information for Candidates

  • Candidate must be a resident of the Township of NIpigon or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the Township of Nipigon or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
  • You will need your nomination form, duly signed by the Clerk and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

Despite the above, the following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council or from holding office as a member of Council:

  • an employee of the Municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination; and
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal election or by-election.

Prior to the deadline, an individual can become a candidate by filing the following information with the Returning Officer, beginning  May 2, 2022 during regular business hours:

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form
  • a Declaration of Qualifications 
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the office of Councillor

The candidate or the agent filing the nomination form was required to present proof of identity. Nomination forms could be submitted up until
Friday, August 19, 2022.

Candidate's Guide

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs produces a Candidates' Guide to provide information to candidates in municipal and school board elections which will be available in 2022. 

This online course provides an overview of what you should know before you decide to run for municipal office and sign your candidacy. The course contains quotes from Ontario Municipal Councillors; links to relevant sites, materials, and Acts; and participatory elements such as short knowledge quizzes, and a learning journal which can be printed at the end of the course.

Participants can either read and work through the various pages or listen to an audio version.

The course will be updated for the Ontario 2022 Municipal Election.

Contact Us

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52 Front Street
PO Box 160
Nipigon, ON
P0T 2J0

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM