Find information and resources regarding running for mayor, councillor, or school board trustee.

Town of Aurora

Mayor and Councillors
  • Mayor (1 to be elected at large)
  • Ward 1 Councillor (1 to be elected)
  • Ward 2 Councillor (1 to be elected)
  • Ward 3 Councillor (1 to be elected)
  • Ward 4 Councillor (1 to be elected)
  • Ward 5 Councillor (1 to be elected)
  • Ward 6 Councillor (1 to be elected)
Candidates' Guide
Filing a Nomination

Nominations are accepted between May 2 and August 19, 2022 by appointment only during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).

On August 19, 2022, nominations will be accepted between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All candidate registrations will only be provided at: 

Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way 

All prospective candidates must make an appointment with the Town Clerk by emailing elections@aurora.ca

To file a nomination, you must provide:

  1. Nomination paper (Form 1)
  2. At least 25 declarations on Endorsement of Nomination (mayor and councillor candidates only) (Form 2)
  3. Current acceptable identification as noted on this page
  4. Nomination filing fee (paid by cash, credit or debit card, certified cheque or money order, payable to ‘Town Clerk, Town of Aurora’)

Please note that original signatures are required on all forms.

If an agent is filing a nomination on your behalf, the agent must provide the above documents as well as their own identification.

Aurora Council

Eligibility

To run for Mayor or Councillor for the Town of Aurora, on the day the nomination is filed, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age or older;
  • A resident of the Town of Aurora; or
  • An owner or tenant of property in the Town of Aurora; or
  • The spouse of an owner or tenant of property in the Town of Aurora; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified from holding municipal office under any law.
Ineligible for office on Aurora Council

The following people are disqualified from being elected to office on Aurora Council:

  • Any person who is not eligible to vote in the Town of Aurora;
  • An employee of the Town of Aurora who has not taken an unpaid leave of absence and resigned;
  • A judge of any court;
  • An MP, an MPP, or a senator;
  • An inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution; and
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit(s) in the last municipal election.

Positions for which a person may file a nomination for School Board Trustee

York Catholic District School Board Trustee
  • Trustee Electoral Area; Aurora, King, Whitchurch- Stouffville (1 to be elected)
  • Note: Nomination Forms must be filed with the Clerk of the Town of Aurora
York Region District School Board Trustee
  • Trustee Electoral Area; Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville (1 to be elected)
  • Note: Nomination Forms must be filed with the Clerk of the Town of Aurora
Counseil scolaire Viamonde Trustee
  • Note: Nomination Forms must be filed with the City of Vaughan
Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir
  • Note: Nomination Forms must be filed with the City of Vaughan

School Board Trustee

Eligibility

To run for school board trustee with the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), Conseil scolaire Viamonde, or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age or older;
  • A resident in the area of jurisidiction of the board;
  • Eligible to vote for the school board; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified from holding office on a school board under any law.
Ineligible for office on a School Board
The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee:
  • Any person who is not eligible to vote in the school board election;
  • An employee of a school board or a municipal official who has not taken an unpaid leave of absence and resigned;
  • A judge of any court;
  • An MP, an MPP, or a senator; and
  • An inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution; and
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement or exceeded the prescribed spending limit(s) in the last school board election.