The nomination and registration period began on May 2, 2022. Use the button below to see a list of uncertified candidates and any registered third parties.

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The following packages created by the Town of LaSalle contain important documents for persons who are interested in running in the upcoming 2022 Municipal Election as municipal council or school board candidates:

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School Board Candidate Information Package Download

Find out how to run as a candidate in Ontario municipal council and school board election using the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's Candidates' Guide 2022. 

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 What offices are being elected for the Town of LaSalle?
  • Mayor (1 seat)
  • Deputy Mayor (1 seat)
  • Councillor (5 seats)
  • Greater Essex County District School Board (English public) (1 seat)
  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (English separate) (1 seat)
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence (French separate) (1 seat)
Qualifications for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee
To run for the Office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:
  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the Town of LaSalle, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of LaSalle, or the spouse of the owner or tenant
  • A resident of the area of jurisdiction of the School Board (for school board only)
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office
Disqualified Persons - Council Candidates

The following persons are disqualified from being elected or from holding office as a member of council:

  • Except when on a Leave of Absence, an employee of the municipality or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in s.223.11 of the Municipal Act or an investigator referred to in s.239.2(1) of the municipality or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds any administrative position of the municipality.
  • A judge of any court.
  • A Senator, a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament
  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution (this does not include a person serving a sentence at home).
  • A corporation.
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity except as a voting proxy.
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice under this Act, or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada)
    in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which this Act applies, then the person is
    ineligible to be nominated for, or elected or appointed to, any office until the next two regular elections have
    taken place after the election to which the offence relates.

  • A person disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial
    information.

  • A member of a municipal council who knowingly votes to authorize the borrowing of any amount larger than permitted under s.407 of the Municipal Act is disqualified from holding any municipal office for two years.

  • If a council applies any money raised for a special purpose or collected for a sinking or retirement fund to pay current or other expenditures other than those permitted by this Act, each member who votes for the application is disqualified from any municipal office for two years.

  • If a council neglects in any year to levy the amount required to be raised for a sinking or retirement fund, each member of the council is disqualified from holding any municipal office for two years, unless the member shows efforts to produce the levying of the amount.

  • A member of council may be disqualified from holding municipal office for a period of up to seven years if found to have contravened the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Disqualified Persons -  School Board Trustee Candidates

The following persons are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee, or from holding office on any school board:

  • An employee of a district school board or school authority, except as provided in the Education Act (Leave of Absence), unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence, beginning no later than the day the person is nominated and ending on Voting Day.
  • A Clerk, Treasurer, Deputy Clerk or Deputy Treasurer of a municipality of an upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of the district school board or school authority unless they take an unpaid leave of absence, beginning no later than the day the person is nominated and ending on Voting Day.
  • A member of the Assembly or of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada.
  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution (this does not include persons serving house arrest).
  • A corporation.
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity except as a voting proxy.
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which this Act applies, then the person is ineligible to be nominated for, or elected or appointed to, any office until the next two regular elections have taken place after the election to which the offence relates.
  • A person disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information as per the Municipal Elections Act
  • Otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Education Act or any other Act.

Candidate FAQs

 How do I file my nomination?

Filing Period: Opens May 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Nominations are accepted during regular office hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (statutory holidays excluded) up until Friday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Nomination Day). If you choose to file your nomination on Nomination Day, you must make your presence known to the Clerk immediately upon arrival to the LaSalle Civic Centre.

You must file your nomination in person at the Clerk's Office, LaSalle Civic Centre, 5950 Malden Road.

You must submit the following in order to file your nomination:

  • Nomination Paper (Form 1)
  • Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2) containing the signature of 25 electors supporting the nomination (not required for School Board Candidates)
  • Nomination Filing Fee ($200 for Mayor, $100 for all other offices) payable by cash, bank draft, money order, cheque, or debit. Fees are payable to "Town of LaSalle".
  • Proof of identity and citizenship in the form of valid government issued identification, and proof of residency or property ownership.

Please note that the filing fee is refunded after the candidate files Form 4, Financial Statement, in accordance with the Act.

 Can I withdraw my nomination?
A candidate who wishes to withdraw his/her nomination paper must file a written withdrawal no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day).  They must appear in person at the Clerk's Office, LaSalle Civic Centre, 5950 Malden Road and must provide identification.  Please note that you will still be required to submit a Form 4, Financial Statement.
 When can candidates start campaigning and advertising?
The nomination period for the Town of LaSalle 2022 Municipal Election will begin on May 2, 2022. Once a candidate has filed their nomination form, they can begin campaigning and advertising. 
 When can candidates begin to put up lawn signs?

Candidates can put up their campaign signs starting September 2022. All lawn signs must adhere to the regulations as contained in Town of LaSalle Sign By-law 6407.

Complaints about lawn signs should be directed to Customer Service by calling 519-969-7770 during regular business hours.

 When do candidates need to remove their lawn signs?
Candidates must remove their signs by 11:59 PM on October 28, 2022.
 Are candidates or people representing candidates allowed to canvass in apartment buildings/condos?
Yes. Candidates, or their representatives, are permitted to canvas door-to-door in apartments and condos between 9 AM and 9 PM.
Do expenses for post-election parties and gifts of appreciation count towards my election expense limit?
No, according to section 88.20 (8) of the Municipal Elections Act, the cost of parties and gifts of appreciation after the close of voting do not count towards your regular expense limit for the election. However, these costs are subject to a separate expense limit established in section 88.20 (9) of the MEA. 

 

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