• Candidate must be a resident of the Township of Rideau Lakes or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the Township of Rideau Lakes or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;  and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
  • You will need 25 signatures on your nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).

Despite the above, the following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council or from holding office as a member of Council:

  • an employee of the Municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
  • 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. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination; and
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal election or by-election.
  • is a Canadian citizen; is at least 18 years old;
  • is a resident of board's area of jurisdiction;
  • is a supporter of that school board; and
  • is not prohitibed from voting.

Despite the above, the following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trusteel or from holding office on any school board:

  • an employee of the school board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence;
  • 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. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination; and
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal election or by-election.

Municipal Candidates

An individual can become a candidate by filing the following information with the Returning Officer, beginning  May 2, 2022 during regular business hours and before Nomination Day of August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.:

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form 
  • the prescribed declaration by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote 
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the office of Councillor

The candidate or the agent filing the nomination form is required to present proof of identity. 

Candidate's Guide

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs produces a Candidates' Guide to provide information to candidates in municipal and school board elections.  A link to this guide is available here.

Trustee Candidates

Nomination forms for school board Trustee positions, may be filed with the appropriate Returning Officer as follows:

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) - Ward 3
(English Language Public School Board)

Mary Ellen Truelove, Clerk/Returning Officer
Township of Rideau Lakes
1439 County Road 8
Delta ON K0E 1G0
613-928-2251 ext 293 or 223


Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario 
(French Language Public School Board)

John Bolognone, Returning Officer
City of Kingston
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
613-546-4291 ext 1247

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario - Zone 4
(English Language Catholic School Board)

Sandra MacDonald, Clerk
City of Brockville
1 King Street West
P.O. Box 5000
Brockville, ON K6V 7A5
613-342-8772 ext 2444

 

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre Est
(French Language Catholic School Board)


Municipality of North Grenville
285 County Road 44
PO Box 130
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
613-258-9569

 

These webpages provide potential Candidates and School Board Trustee's and Third Party Advertisers with additional resources for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Trustee Election. 

Candidates are not allowed to spend money to campaign or ask for or accept contributions before filing nomination forms.

The first day that nominations can be filed for the upcoming election will be May 2, 2022. Nomination day (the deadline to file a nomination) for the upcoming election will be Friday, August 19, 2022.

Key Dates

For a complete list of Key Dates, visit the Important Dates section of the website.

The Association of Municipal Clerks, Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) website also provides an election calendar.

Who Is Running

As nominations are received, the Meet the Candidates page will be updated beginning May 2, 2022.