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Nomination forms must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent (No fax or email) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - weekends and Statutory Holidays excluded) beginning on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 through to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) with the office of the Clerk at Township of Lake of Bays Municipal Office at 1012 Dwight Beach Road, Dwight, ON.

There is a new requirement that each Nomination Paper (excluding School Board Trustee candidates) must be endorsed by 25 eligible voters with original signatures supporting the nomination. 


Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they meet the Candidate Qualifications prior to filing their nomination papers. A nomination paper must be filed prior to accepting campaign contributions or incurring expenses.To run for Council (Mayor, District Councillor or Ward Councillor) the person must be:

  • A resident of the Township of Lake of Bays; or
  • A non-resident who is an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Lake of Bays or the spouse of or same sex partner of such an owner or tenant; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age; and
  • Not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office; and 
  • Able to provide at least 25 signatures from individuals eligible to vote in the Township of Lake of Bays on the day they signed the endorsement.

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This webpage provides potential Candidates and School Board Trustee's and Third Party Advertisers with additional resources for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Trustee Election. 

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