From May 2 to Aug. 19, 2022, candidates interested in running in the 2022 municipal or school board elections can file their nomination papers with the clerk of the appropriate municipality.
Nomination papers can be picked up at any municipal Clerk’s Office. The following information applies to candidates looking to file nomination papers:
In addition, the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, includes rules for third party advertising.
Third party advertising is any paid advertising that supports or opposes a candidate running in the election. It can be in any format, including paid social media, website advertisements, billboards, signage, TV, newspapers and radio.
Individuals, corporations and trade unions may register as third party advertisers (TPAs) and may also make contributions to TPAs. TPAs must first register with the municipal clerk in each municipality that they plan to advertise in. Registration opens May 2, and closes on Oct. 21, 2022. TPAs must register before they spend any money or accept any contributions. In addition, all third party advertising must be independent and cannot be directed by any candidate.
For more information about becoming a candidate or third party advertising, please visit the Niagara Votes website.