Starting tomorrow, Toronto Elections will begin accepting nominations for the by-election for the office of Councillor, Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest. Nominations will be open from Thursday, September 7 to Monday, October 16. The by-election will be held on Thursday, November 30.
To run for the office of Councillor, a person must:
• File a nomination paper with original signature
• Provide proof of qualifying address within the city of Toronto
• Pay a $100 nomination filing fee
• Provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible Toronto voters with original signatures.
Nominations must be filed in person at the Toronto Elections City Hall office, located at 100 Queen St. W., first floor, Permit Alley. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). On Monday, October 16, the last day of the nomination period, the office will be open to accept nominations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Until a nomination paper is filed, a person cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign. Information about the nomination process and a list of candidates are available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/byelection.
Third Party Advertiser Registration
Between Thursday, September 7 and Wednesday, November 29, a person, corporation or trade union who intends to spend money to promote, support or oppose a candidate in the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election must register as a third party advertiser.
The Notice of Registration can only be filed in person at the Toronto Elections City Hall office. Registrations can be filed Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from September 7 to November 29 (excluding statutory holidays).
The City Clerk must certify the registration before a third party advertiser can spend money on their campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising. Registered third party advertisers must identify themselves on advertisements and comply with requirements under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
More information about how to become a registered third party advertiser, including forms and rules, is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/byelection.
Eligible voters in Ward 20 are encouraged to ensure that they are on the voters’ list on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation’s Voter Lookup website: voterlookup.ca/home.aspx.
SOURCE: City of Toronto