Wanna Run for City Council? Check Out These Info Sessions!

There’s a municipal election this fall, and if you’re reading this website you might be interesting in running, or at the very least staying on top of all the latest developments. If you are interested in running though, you may be interested in learning about what the process entails, and there are a pair of information nights coming up if you would like to learn more.

If you’re interested in running for mayor, city council, or any of the local school boards, there are two candidate information sessions coming up hosted by the City of Guelph. Speakers from the clerk’s office, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and a municipal lawyer will talk about a variety of election topics including, but not limited to:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • key dates
  • rules for nominations
  • eligibility
  • fundraising
  • advertising
  • personal considerations and possible conflicts of interest

The first session is an entirely virtual affair on Wednesday March 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Follow this WebEx link and use the password “Election” for entry.

The second session is a hybrid virtual and in-person affair. The session is on Tuesday April 12 from 6 to 8 pm. If you want to go to the meeting in-person, it’s in the council chambers, and if you want to attend virtually, then use *this* Webex link and that same password, “Election.”

“These sessions provide a great opportunity to learn what it means to be an elected official, the financial and personal commitments, the legislative requirements and what’s new in 2022. Even if you’re just curious, these sessions can help you decide if you want to throw your hat in the ring,” the media release said.

The nominations for the 2022 municipal election open on May 2 and close on August 19. Election Day is October 24. For more information about the election, visit the City’s website here.

Keep in mind that the ward boundaries have changed since the last election, so if you intend to run in your home ward, you may be in an entirely different ward now when compared to where you are currently. See the map below. #KnowYourWard.

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