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Nominations for municipal election coming to a close

Photo by Arnaud Jaegers.

Anyone interested in running for council or as a school board trustee that has yet to file their nomination papers better get a move on.

For those wishing to run in the October 22 election, time is running out, but nominations are still open. Nominations for the municipal and school board election close on Friday, Jul. 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Anyone who meets the following criteria can run for municipal office (council or mayor):

  • Resident of the City of Kingston, or the owner or tenant of land in Kingston (or the spouse of a land owner or tenant)
  • Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act

Anyone who meets the following criteria is eligible to run for school board trustee:

  • Resident within the jurisdiction of the school board and a supporter of that school board
  • Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Eligible to vote in a school board election
  • Meet any other qualifications to run for the school board in question (such as being Roman Catholic or holding French language rights)
  • Not legally prohibited from voting.

In order to run, nominations must be submitted in person. The forms necessary to do so are available on the City’s website or at the Elections Canada website. There is also a filing fee for submitting your nomination: $200 to run for mayor, or $100 to run for any other offices. Municipal candidates also require 25 signatures of endorsement.

Currently (Monday, Jul. 23, 2018), there is only one office with one candidate: Incumbent Ryan Boehme is the only candidate running for Pittsburgh District.

To view the full list of candidates running for city council or for school board trustee, go to www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/elections/candidates/list.

Forms and more information about the roles of mayor, city councillors, and school board trustees can be found at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/elections/resources.

Those who may be interested in running are welcome to visit or contact the elections office in City Hall with any election-related questions, according to press release from the City of Kingston. The elections office can be reached at 613-546-4291 ext. 1430, or by email at [email protected].

 

NOTE: The original version of this article stated that no one was running against incumbent Bryan Paterson for the position of mayor. Since then, Eric Lee has put his name in for the mayoral race. The original version also stated that no one was running against incumbent Gary Oosterhof in the Countryside District. Since then, Louis Cyr has filed his nomination for Countryside District.

We will not be updating this article as more nominations are filed (as of 6 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 23, 2018).

Please stay tuned as Kingstonist continues to bring you more coverage of the 2018 municipal election, including candidate profiles.

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