On July 4, 2022, the City of Oakville will host a virtual information session for registered and potential candidates for the 2022 municipal election.
The session, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is open to anyone who has registered or is considering running for office as mayor, city or regional councillor, regional president or school board trustee. .
Guest speakers for the event include Senator Bernadette Clement to speak on diversity and a presentation by a Ministry of Municipal Affairs specialist on the specifics of elections.
Unlike previous years, where this meeting was held in person at Oakville City Hall, this information session be a digital webinar held online.
To register for the event online, visit the online registration page here or you can email [email protected].
Eligibility to run in the October 24, 2022 municipal elections in Oakville is limited to Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years of age or older, who live, own or rent property in Oakville, or are the spouse of an owner or of a tenant.
Nomination forms must be dropped off in person, by appointment, at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Forms are available on the website: elections.oakville.ca .
On the program will be:
Guest speaker, Senator Bernadette Clement, Ottawa, on “Diversity on Council”
Senator Clement is the former mayor of Cornwall and the first black woman to serve as mayor in Ontario. She will share her personal journey in politics to help local candidates from all walks of life champion diversity, equity and inclusion in their community.
Presentation by a representative of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Helpful information and resources on candidate financial and personal commitments and legislative requirements, including roles and responsibilities, eligibility, campaign finances, fundraising and publicity.
Oakville said, “The municipal election provides fair access to those who wish to bring their diverse perspectives and expertise to city and regional council.
Voters are “encouraged to visit MPAC’s VoterLookup website to check if you are on the voters list.” Here you can add or verify your contact information, update your address or contact information, and add new eligible voters from your household.
Voters can vote in advance from October 6 to October 9 and from October 11 to 15, 2022 or on Election Day, October 24, 2022.
More information about this online session is available directly on the City of Oakville website.