Candidate information for Mayor

Candidates for Mayor

The following is a summary of information that all potential candidates for Mayor should be aware of before seeking election.

Persons eligible to be a candidate for Mayor must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day, October 26, 2022;
  • a resident of Manitoba;
  • a qualified voter of the Municipality; and
  • not subject to disqualification under the Municipal Act or any other Act. 

 Becoming a candidate for Mayor involves two important steps:

  1. Registration Process; and
  2. Nomination Process

Candidates for Mayor must register with the Senior Election Official before soliciting donations or incurring any campaign expenditures.

Through this process, a candidate becomes authorized to commence an election campaign. The candidate must identify the account utilized for all funds, and their official agent. Once registered, the candidate will receive nomination papers.

Candidates must complete a registration form and all applicable consent forms. Candidates must submit these, in-person, to the Senior Election Official.

Appointments are required and should be made in advance. Please contact [email protected] or 204-878-2405 for additional information.

Registration for candidates for Mayor begins on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

 

Registration Form

Official Agent Form

Candidates must submit nomination papers which provide evidence of support from eligible voters.

Before a candidate is permitted to file nomination papers, they must have already filed their registration form. Nomination papers are provided to prospective candidates at the time of registration.

All nomination papers must be filed in-person with the Senior Election Official during the nomination period which begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Appointments are required and should be made in advance. Please contact [email protected] or 204-878-2405 for additional information.

The deadline to file nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Nomination Papers for the Office of Mayor must have a minimum of 25 signatures of voters whose names appear on the voters list. Candidates must use the voters list provided to confirm that they have acquired the signatures of 25 eligible voters.

Nomination Forms must include:

  • a statement by the candidate that includes his/her name, address and phone number and the office for which he/she is seeking election.
  • A statement taken under oath by the candidate that he/she is qualified to be nominated and that to the best of his/her knowledge, the information provided in the nomination paper is true.

All nomination papers will be available for public inspection. A list of nominated candidates will be available on this website.

Nomination Papers

Declaration of Candidate

The campaign period is the time during which a registered candidate, or any person acting on their behalf, can accept contributions or incur campaign expenses.

The campaign period for candidates for Mayor commences upon registration (registration begins May 1, 2022). It is only during this period that candidates can solicit contributions and expend funds for the purposes of election.

The Guidebook for Municipal Candidates outlines the regulations for campaign financing and the requirement to file an Election Finance Statement.


Campaign Expenses and Contributions

The Campaign Expenses and Contributions By-law regulates campaign expenses and contributions to candidates, and includes limits on contribution amounts received and expenses incurred.