Qualifications of Candidates
A person who is eligible to be a candidate may file a nomination paper with the City Clerk or designate.
This may be done in person or by an agent, during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm., starting Monday, January 4, 2010 through to Thursday, September 9, 2010. Nominations may be filed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Nomination Day, Friday, September 10, 2010.
Nomination papers will be accepted only at the City Clerk's Office, located on the Second Floor of Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury.
Either the candidate or an agent of the candidate must file the nomination paper in person. The declaration section of the nomination paper must be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths.
To run for municipal office, a candidate must, as of voting day (Monday, October 25, 2010) be:
• a Canadian citizen;
• at least 18 years of age;
• resident in the City of Greater Sudbury or the owner or tenant of property in the City of Greater Sudbury or the spouse of the owner or tenant;
• not prohibited by law from voting on voting day; and
• not disqualified from holding municipal office by any legislation.
If an agent is filing the nomination paper on behalf of a candidate, the candidate's declaration must be commissioned prior to the agent filing the paper with the City.
Subsection 29(2) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 provides that if a person has been nominated for one office and then is nominated for another office, then the first nomination is deemed to have been withdrawn at the time the second nomination is filed. However, Section 261 of the Municipal Act, 2001 provides that no person may hold more than one office governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 at the same time anywhere in Ontario.
If a person is nominated for and his or her name appears on the ballot for more than one office and he or she is elected to any of those offices, his or her election is void and the office is vacant.
The responsibility of ensuring that the first nomination has been withdrawn and that the proper financial statements are later filed, rests solely with the Candidate.
The Nomination Form shall:
be in the prescribed Form 1 (Nomination Paper);
be accompanied by a Declaration of Qualification in the prescribed form;
be signed by the person being nominated; and
be accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee ($100 for Councillor, $100 for Trustee and $200 for Mayor),
The Onus is on the Candidate to File a Complete and Accurate Nomination Form.
At the time of filing, each candidate must pay the nomination fee of $200 for mayoralty candidates and $100 for councillor candidates.
Payment can only be made by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order payable to the "City of Greater Sudbury".
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