Elections

The campaign period for the 2018 Municipal Election ends on Monday, December 31, 2018.
As outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, candidates in the 2018 Municipal Election are required to file a Financial Statement on or before 2 p.m. on March 29, 2019.

Candidates who wish to extend their campaign beyond December 31, 2018 are required to submit an application and must file a supplementary financial statement on or before 2 p.m. on September 27, 2019, in addition to the statement filed on or before March 29.

An elector, entitled to vote in the election, who believes on reasonable grounds that acandidate or third party advertiser has contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to campaign finances may within 90 days of the deadline to file the financial statement apply for a compliance audit of the candidate or third party advertiser election campaign finances.

The Township of North Frontenac is required to make all Candidate's Financial Statements available at no charge for viewing by the public on a website or in another electronic format in accordance with section 88(9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

The key to successful financial reporting and defence of a Campaign Audit is attention to the rules around campaign finances and careful record keeping. Candidates/Third Party Advertisers should keep in mind the following:

  • A candidate‚Äôs campaign period commences on the day he/she files a nomination paper with the Clerk;
  • A candidate's campaign period will normally end on December 31, 2018. (Exceptions are for extended campaigns, candidates who withdraw or whose nomination paper is not certified by the Clerk.);
  • A candidate/third party advertiser is allowed to accept contributions or incur any expenses only during their campaign period;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser is required to open a separate bank account specifically for campaign purposes. All contributions must be deposited to that bank account. With the exception of the nomination fee, all expenses must be paid for from the bank account. (This is a necessary exception as the candidate/third party cannot open the bank account until they have filed a nomination paper.);
  • A candidate/third party advertiser must issue fully detailed receipts for every contribution and value every contribution regardless of its form and even if the contributor is the candidate/third party advertiser. The receipt must include the name and address of the contributor;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser is required to list the name and address of every contributor who gives more than $100 total to his or her campaign in the financial statement;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser must obtain a receipt for each expense incurred;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser may not exceed the Campaign Expense Limit for the office for which they are a candidate/third party. The Clerk will provide the candidate/third party with notices respecting this limit;
  • Candidates/third party advertisers must make themselves aware of the rules around who is eligible to contribute to their campaigns and the limits on individual and corporate contributions;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser may not accept a contribution in cash excepting for a cash donation of $10 or less received at a fundraising event;
  • A candidate/third party advertiser who has accepted ineligible amounts or contributions from ineligible sources must return such ineligible contributions immediately he or she becomes aware of the fact. Such returns of contributions must be carefully documented. If the candidate/third party advertiser cannot return the contribution, it must be turned over to the Clerk;
  • A candidate must keep all campaign financial records until the next council or school board takes office (December, 2022).
 Municipal Candidate Financial Statements for 2018 Municipal Election
Please see the list below of Financial Statements for the 2018 Municipal Election currently filed with the Clerk as a financial requirement under the Act 
 Mayor Ron Higgins
 View Mayor Ron Higgin's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Deputy Mayor Fred Perry 
 View Deputy Mayor Fred Perry's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Councillor Gerry Martin
 View Councillor Gerry Martin's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Councilor Vernon Hermer 
 View Councillor Vernon Hermer's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Councillor Wayne Good 
 View Councillor Wayne Good's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Councillor Fred Fowler
View Councillor Fred Fowler's 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Denis Bedard
View Denis Bedard 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
Councillor John Inglis
View Councillor John Inglisenis 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
The Compliance Report sets out all candidates in the 2018 Municipal Elections in the Township of North Frontenac and indicates whether each candidate has complied with the filing requirements under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Click here to view the Compliance Report

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