Are you considering running for municipal office?

The 2018 Municipal Election in the Town of Aurora will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. Eligible candidates can apply for the following positions.

  • Mayor
  • Councillors (6)
  • Trustee - York Region District School Board (Aurora and King: Nominations filed with the Clerk of the Town of Aurora)
  • Trustee - York Catholic District School Board (Aurora, King, Whitchurch-Stouffville: Nominations filed with the Clerk of the Town of Aurora)
  • Conseillers/Conseillères scolaires – le Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Conseillers/Conseillères scolaires - Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

Nomination Appointment

If you are interested in becoming a candidate in the Town of Aurora's 2018 Municipal Elections, you can make an appointment with the Town Clerk to file your nomination paper and review a number of forms and procedures using a Nomination Checksheet.

Meetings are held at the Office of the Clerk located at 100 John West Way in Aurora.  Appointment times will be Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Meetings are approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  Call 905-727-3123 ext. 4237 or email ccurtis@aurora.ca to make your appointment.

2018 Nomination Information

The nomination period for the 2018 Municipal Elections begins on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and ends on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. To be considered a candidate for the 2018 Municipal Election, you must file a nomination paper.

Please note the following:

  • Candidates cannot raise or spend money on their campaign until they file a nomination paper
  • Candidates for Mayor and Councillor must provide at least 25 declarations of endorsements from qualified electors along with their nomination papers

Qualifications for Mayor or Member of Council

In order to run for office in the Town of Aurora, an individual must be:

  • A Canadian citizen; and,

  • At least 18 years of age; and,

  • A resident of the Town of Aurora, or

  • An owner or tenant of land in the Town of Aurora, or the spouse of the owner or tenant; and

  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and

  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding office

Who is not eligible to be a Council Candidate?

The following are ineligible to be elected as a Member of Council, or from holding office as a Member of Council:

  • A judge of any court

  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations

  • A candidate who failed to file the required financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election

Nomination Form Procedure

Nomination forms must be filed in-person as original signatures are required. To file a nomination, you must provide the following:

  • A completed nomination form

  • At least 25 declaration of endorsements (Mayor and Council candidates only)

  • Up-to-date acceptable identification

  • Nomination filing fee - $200 for Mayor and $100 for Councillor and School Board Trustee

If any documents are not complete they will not be accepted.  The nomination period begins on May 1, 2018 and ends on July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Qualifications for School Board Trustee

To run for office as a School Board Trustee with any of the two school boards, a candidate must as of the date of their nomination, be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident in the area of jurisdiction of the board
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office                                                                

Who is not Eligible to be a School Board Trustee

  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk, of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence
  • a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada who has not resigned from said office as of the close of nominations.  If at the close of nominations, proof of registration has not been provided, the nomination shall be rejected by the City Clerk
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election

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