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Campaigning Restrictions

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:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of the Town of Oakville or the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Oakville or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • not ineligible or disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act or any other Act ot be elected to or hold the above-mentioned office;

Qualifications - Section 219 (1) (2) & (3) of the Education Act:

  • A person is qualified to be elected as a member of a district school board or school authority if the person is qualified to vote for members of that district school board or that school authority and is resident in its area of jurisdiction.
  • A person who is qualified under subsection (1) to be elected as a member of a district school board or school authority is qualified to be elected as a member of that district school board or school authority for any geographic area in the district school board's or school authority's area of jurisdiction, regardless of which positions on that district school board or school authority the person may be qualified to vote for.
  • A member of a district school board or school authority is eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified.