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candidate qualifications


A person is qualified to be elected or hold office who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination, is:

  • Entitled to be an elector under the Municipal Elections Act, s.17

  • A Canadian citizen, AND

  • At least 18 years old, AND

  • A resident of The Township of Rideau Lakes, OR

  • The owner or tenant of land in The Township of Rideau Lakes or the spouse of such owner or tenant

  • Not prohibited from voting as noted otherwise by law

  • Not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information

  • Not disqualified by any Act from holding such office

  • Not disqualified under the provisions as outlined in MEA, s. 90(2) and 91(1)


Once a person has filed his or her nomination papers, the Clerk will provide notice of the preliminary maximum campaign expense limit and a copy of the procedures and guidelines established for candidates.


As nominations are accepted, the Clerk shall provide notice of the "Unofficial List of Candidates" by posting a copy in the Municipal Office, the township website.


The Clerk will certify the nomination papers before 4:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018 and post a copy in the Municipal Office, on the township website.





Returning Officer/Clerk:  Mary Ellen Truelove

1-800-928-2250  Ext 293

613-928-2251  Ext 293


Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097

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