For Candidates

2018 Municipal Election - Monday, October 22, 2018

Nomination forms may be filed with the Clerk's department starting 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until Friday, July 27, 2018, at 2 p.m.

How to register as a candidate

A candidate must register in person with the Town Clerk or designate prior to raising campaign funds or incurring campaign expenses.

Other documents and links provides access to important information for candidates, including candidate guides, procedures, and links to relevant websites. All documents and links will be updated as available.

Qualifications

In order to register as a canidate 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.