Oakville to host information session for potential and registered municipal election candidates
Mon, 13 Jun 2022
Guest speakers Senator Bernadette Clement on diversity; and Ministry representative on election specifics.
On July 4, 2022, the Town of Oakville will host a virtual information session for registered and potential candidates of the town’s 2022 Municipal Election. The session, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is open to anyone who has registered or is considering running for office as Mayor, Town or Regional Councillor, Regional Chair or School Board Trustee.
To register for the event, visit the registration page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest speaker, Senator Bernadette Clement, Ottawa, on “Diversity on Council”
Senator Clement is the former Mayor of Cornwall, and the first Black woman to serve as Mayor in Ontario. She will share her personal journey in politics to help local candidates of all backgrounds champion diversity, equity and inclusion in their community.
Presentation by a representative from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Useful information and resources about candidate’s financial, personal commitments, and legislative requirements, including roles and responsibilities, eligibility, election finances, fundraising and advertising.
- Canadian citizens at least 18 years of age or older, who live, own or rent property in Oakville, or are the spouse of an owner or renter, are eligible to run for office in the October 24, 2022 Municipal Election.
- Nomination forms must be submitted in person, by appointment, at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall before 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022. Forms are available on the website elections.oakville.ca.
- The municipal election provides equitable access to those who wish to bring their diverse perspectives and expertise to municipal and regional council
- Voters are encouraged to visit MPAC’s VoterLookup website to check if you are on the voter list. You can add or verify your details, update your address or contact information, and add new eligible voters of your household.
- Voters can vote in advance during October 6 – 9 and 11 – 15 or on Voting Day October 24, 2022.