Elections - Candidate Information

Starting Your Candidacy

In order to become a candidate, you must file a "Nomination Paper" with the Clerk. Included with your nomination paper you must have a completed "Endorsement of Nomination" form including 25 signatures of eligible electors in the Municipality. Both forms are available below or by visiting the Municipal Office.

The earliest you can file is May 1, 2018. You can file your nomination paper at:

Township of Cavan Monaghan - 988 County Road 10, Millbrook, ON

How do I know if I am eligible to hold an office as a member of Council?

A person qualifies to be elected or to hold office as a member of Council if he or she is:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting.

Nomination Forms:

Review Material to Help You Prepare

Information for those Considering Running for Council

In Person -
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Township of Cavan Monaghan, Council Chambers
988 County Road 10, Millbrook, ON 

Online -      
So You Want to Run for Council 2018? AMO Candidate Information Workshop

Nomination Period: May 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Nominations may be filed by candidates between Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Office and on July 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Next Steps

Once the nomination paper has been filed, a candidate shall open a bank account in the name of the campaign, start accepting contributions and start incurring expenses.

Fundraising & Spending Start Date

You cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign until you file your nomination paper. The earliest you can file your nomination paper is May 1, 2018.

Some other suggestions to help you prepare


Candidates are urged to review the Municipal Election Act 1996 (MEA), as amended, including applicable Regulations: to fully understand all the legislative requirements.

It is imperative that candidates satisfy themselves, through their own research or with the assistance of legal counsel, of the various legal and financial requirements related to their candidacy.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has a number of election resources please check out this link:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2018 3rd Party Advertiser Guide

2018 Municipal Election Procedures

Peterborough County Resources for Election Candidates


Candidates have the responsibility to run an accessible campaign. Helpful tips for managing an accessible campaign are available from the AMCTO in their Candidates Guide to Accessible Elections

Financial Reporting Requirements

All candidates must file a financial statement.  For details, please review the Municipal Elections Act or the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates Guide to Completing the Financial Statement.

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