Offices to be elected 

Clarence-Rockland Municipal Council
PositionTo be elected
Mayor 1 to be elected at large
Councillor Ward 1 1 to be elected by Ward 1
Councillor Ward 2 1 to be elected by Ward 2
Councillor Ward 3 1 to be elected by Ward 3
Councillor Ward 4 1 to be elected by Ward 4
Councillor Ward 5 (Clarence Creek) 1 to be elected by Ward 5
Councillor Ward 6 (St-Pascal) 1 to be elected by Ward 6
Councillor Ward 7 (Hammond) 1 to be elected by Ward 7
Councillor Ward 8 (Bourget) 1 to be elected by Ward 8

School Boards

Upper Canada District School Board (English Language Public Trustee)

1 Trustee to be elected at large by the geographic area comprised of Alfred and Plantagenet, Casselman, Champlain, East Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury, Russell, Nation and Clarence-Rockland

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (English Language Separate Trustee)

1 Trustee to be elected at large by the geographic area comprised of Alfred and Plantagenet, Casselman, Champlain, East Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury, Russell, Nation and Clarence-Rockland.

Nominations for this office shall be filed with the Municipality of Russell

Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (French Language Public Trustee)

1 Trustee to be elected at large by the geographic area comprised of Casselman, Nation, Russell and Clarence-Rockland.

Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique de l’Est Ontarien (French Language Separate Trustee)

1 Trustee to be elected at large by the electors of Clarence-Rockland. 

 Who can be a candidate

Council Member Qualifications 

256. Every person is qualified to be elected or to hold office as a member of a council of a local municipality, 

a) who is entitled to be an elector in the local municipality under section 17 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996and 

b) who is not disqualified by this or any other Act from holding the office. 

257. Every person is qualified to be elected or to hold office as a member of a council of an upper-tier municipality, 

c) who is entitled to be an elector in a lower-tier municipality within the upper-tier municipality under section 17 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; and 

d) who is not disqualified by thi s or any other Act from holding the office. 

Disqualification of a Member of Council 

Ineligible  

258. (1) The following are not eligible to be elected as a member of a council or to hold office as a member of a council: 

1.Except in accordance with section 30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as follows: 

i. an employee of the municipality, 

ii. a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the clerk, treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in section 223.11 or an investigator referred to in subsection 239.2 (1) of the municipality, or 

iii. a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds any administrative position of the municipality.

 

2. A judge of any court. 

3. A member of the Assembly as provided in the Legislative Assembly Act or of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada. 

4. Except in accordance with Part V of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and any regulations made under that Part, a public servant within the meaning of that Act. 

Disqualification 

(2) A member of council of a municipality is disqualified from holding office if, at any time during the term of office of that member, he or she, 

e) ceases to be a Canadian citizen; 

f) is not a resident, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality, in the case of a member of council of a local municipality, or in a lower-tier municipality within the upper-tier municipality, in the case of a member of council of an upper-tier municipality; or 

g) would be prohibited under this or any other Act from voting in an election for the office of member of council of the municipality if an election was held at that time. 

School Board Member Qualifications  

Qualification of Members 

219 . (1) 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. 

(2) 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. 

Eligibility for re-election 

(3) A member of a district school board or school authority is eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified.    

Disqualification of School Board Members 

Disqualifications  

219. (4) Despite subsection (1), a person is not qualified to be elected or to act as a member of a district school board or school authority if the person is, 

a) an employee of a district school board or school authority; 

b) the clerk or treasurer or deputy clerk or deputy treasurer of a municipality or an upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of the district school board or the school authority; 

c) a member of the Assembly or of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada; or 

d) otherwise ineligible or disqualified under this or any other Act. 

Note: An employee of any school board is ineligible to run for school board trustee. 

Leave of absence  

(5) Despite subsection (4), none of the following persons is ineligible to be a candidate for or to be elected as a member of a district school board or school authority if he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence, beginning no later than the day the person is nominated and ending on voting day: 

  1. An employee of a district school board or school authority. 

  1. The clerk, treasurer, deputy clerk or deputy treasurer of a municipality or upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of a district school board or school authority  

(5.1) Subsections 30 (2) to (7) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 apply with necessary modifications to an individual referred to in subsection (5). 

Qualification to act as a member  

(9) A person is not qualified to act as a member of a district school board or school authority if the person ceases to hold the qualifications required to be elected as a member of the district school board or the school authority. 

Person not to be candidate for more than one seat 

(10) No person shall run as a candidate for more than one seat on a district school board or school authority and any person who does so and is elected to hold one or more seats on the district school board or the school authority is not entitled to act as a member of the district school board or the school authority by reason of the election. 

 

Filing your nomination

If you want to become a candidate in the City of Clarence-Rockland 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections, you must file your nomination with the Clerk.  The first day that you may file a nomination is May 2, 2022.  The nomination period ends on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. 

Please schedule an appointment by contacting the Clerk by email elections2022@clarence-rockland.com or by telephone at 613-446-6022, ext. 2300. 

To file your nomination, you must provide: 

 Nomination Form

When you fill out the nomination form, print your name as you want it to appear on the ballot. If you normally go by a different name than your legal first name, you may use that name provided that the clerk agrees. 

You do not have to provide all of your names under the box entitled “Given Name(s)” on the form. Only provide the one(s) that you want to appear on the ballot. If your legal name is a single name, you do not have to provide any given names. 

You must file the nomination form that you have signed – the form may not be a copy and may not be scanned and submitted electronically. You must file the nomination form in person or have an agent file it on your behalf.

 Endorsement Signatures

Anyone providing an endorsement signature must also fill in their name and address, including the postal code. 

Anyone providing an endorsement signature must be eligible to vote in the municipality on the day that they signed the endorsement. In addition to their endorsement, they will also be required to sign a declaration that they are eligible to vote in the municipality. 

A person who is eligible to vote in the municipality may provide endorsements to as many candidates as they would like and may endorse candidates for any office on the municipal council. A person who is running for a ward councillor office may submit signatures from voters who do not live in that ward. 

Collection of signatures should be undertaken safely by following guidance related to and in compliance with all applicable laws and emergency orders, as well as any guidance and safety standards established by the province for COVID-19. These measures are intended to keep Ontarians safe. 

If you submit 25 original endorsement signatures and find out later that a person (or persons) was not eligible to vote on the day that they signed the endorsement, you will not lose your nomination. The person who supplied false information (by declaring that they were eligible to endorse your nomination when they were not eligible) could be subject to prosecution. 

School board trustee candidates are not required to submit endorsement signatures. 

The Endorsement of Nomination Form is a public document. Endorsements of candidates cannot be revoked if the document has already been filed with the clerk. 

 
Filing Fee 

The filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order, or debit.  Your nomination fee will be refunded if you file your campaign financial statement by the deadline. 

Your campaign period begins when the clerk has received your nomination. 

 
Deadline to Fill Your Nomination 

The nomination period begins on May 1, 2022. As May 1 is a Sunday, you may not be able to file your nomination until May 2, 2022.  The last day to file a nomination is Friday, August 19, 2022, by 2 p.m. 

The clerk has until 4 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022, to certify or reject your nomination. The clerk must be satisfied that you are eligible to run in order to certify your nomination. If your nomination is not certified, your name will not appear on the ballot. 

 
Changing Your Mind - Withdrawal 

If you decide to withdraw your nomination, you must notify the clerk in writing by the close of nominations (2 p.m. August 19, 2022). 

If you withdraw your nomination, you are still required to file a campaign financial statement covering all the financial transactions you made in your campaign. 

If your campaign did not have any financial transactions, you must file a financial statement reporting this. Your nomination fee will be refunded by the clerk if you file your financial statement by the deadline. 

 
Changing Your Mind - Running for a different Office 

You can only run for one office at a time. If you decide to run for a different office, your first nomination is deemed to be withdrawn when you file your second nomination. 

If you decide to run for a different office on the same council or school board, and both offices are elected at large (for example, an office such as the mayor, which everyone in the municipality may vote for), everything (contributions, expenses, etc.) from your first campaign is simply transferred to your second campaign. 

 
Acclamations 

If there is only one certified candidate running for an office at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 22, that candidate will be declared elected by acclamation.  

If you are elected by acclamation, you must still file a campaign financial statement. 

Additional Nominations 

If there are positions that no candidates have run for or positions that are still vacant after the candidates who did run have been acclaimed, the clerk will call for additional nominations. 

Additional nominations for the remaining vacant seats must be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. The clerk must either certify or reject each nomination by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

 
Information for new candidates 

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