Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Haldimand County will be hosting a Candidate Information Session for anyone interested in running as a candidate in the 2018 Municipal Election.

The session will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Cayuga Administration Building (45 Munsee Street North in Cayuga). All are welcome, and pre-registration is not required.

As there have been many changes enacted to the Municipal Elections Act, this session will be of benefit to newcomers to the municipal election process, as well as those who have participated in past elections. Topics covered at the session will include:

– Role of council

– Role of municipal staff

– Role of school board trustees

– Third party advertising

– Nominations

– Eligibility to run

– Candidate and third party advertiser duties

– General campaign rules and election finances

– Compliance audits and penalties

Election Day is October 22, 2018 and nominations will be accepted during regular business hours from Tuesday, May 1st to Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

By attending the Candidate Information Session, prospective candidates will have an opportunity to become familiar with the overall election process, and the specific requirements related to the nomination process such as advertising, financial reporting, etc. prior to submitting nomination forms.