Individuals planning to file a nomination for a future election should consider the following legislative restrictions regarding campaigning:
Subsection 88.24(1) the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (the Act) as amended, states that a candidate’s election campaign period for an office begins on the day on which he or she files a nomination for the office under section 33 and ends on December 31 in the case of a regular election and 45 days after voting day in the case of a by-election.
Subsections 88.20 (1) and (2) of the Act state that an expense shall not be incurred by or under the direction of a person unless he or she is a candidate and that an expense shall not be incurred by or under the direction of a candidate outside his or her election campaign period.
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In order to register as a candidate for the office of Mayor or Councillor for the Town of Oakville, and to be elected to and to hold the office of Mayor, Town and Regional Councillor, or Town Councillor for the Town of Oakville, the following qualifications must be met:
Qualifications - Section 219 (1) (2) & (3) of the Education Act: