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Nomination Paper Timelines, Filing & Fees

 Filing of Nomination

A person can only become a candidate during the Nomination Period. The Nomination Period starts on Monday, May 2, 2022 and ends on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm. The time for close of Nominations will be confirmed using the National Research Council Official time signal at (613) 745-1576. Nomination papers will not be accepted after the deadline.

Nomination papers must be signed by the candidate and filed in person or by an agent (no fax or email), accompanied by 25 signatures from eligible electors (excluding school board trustee candidates). Potential candidates must make an appointment with the Municipal Clerk to ensure availability to receive the nomination. Please call 705-567-9361 ext. 238 to make an appointment to file your nomination paper.

Nominations must be filed at the Municipal Office during the following periods:

Monday, May 2, 2022 through to Thursday, August 18, 2022 during regular business hours (except holidays) between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Friday August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. On Nomination Day, candidates must make their presence known to the Municipal Clerk prior to 2:00 pm. Nomination papers will not be accepted after the deadline.

Nominations may be made by completing and filing nominations on the prescribed form(s) and accompanied by the Declaration of Qualification in the Municipal Clerk's Office, including acceptable identification (must be valid and contain the candidate's name, qualifying address and signature), the prescribed nomination filing fee ($200 for the Office of Mayor, $100 for all other offices), and such other documentation as required for the filing process. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, bank draft or money order payable to the Town of Kirkland Lake.

If, after having filed a nomination form, a candidate wishes to file a nomination for a different office in the same election, the first nomination shall be deemed to have been withdrawn at the time the second nomination is filed. The 25 signatures endorsing the candidate's nomination may be transferred. The filing fee is deemed to have been paid with the latest filing if the two nominations are for the same council/board unless changing offices.

If a greater number of candidates are certified than are required to fill the said office, there will be an election. If the number of nominations for an office is less than the number of candidates to be elected an additional Notice of Nomination will be advertised on the website only and additional nominations may be filed between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on the Monday following Nomination Day (August 22, 2022).


The nomination period commences on May 2, 2022 for the 2022 Municipal Election, until Nomination Day - August 19, 2022.

 Filing Fee

The filing fee must accompany the nomination. The prescribed nomination fee is $200 for the head of council (Mayor) and $100 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, bank draft or money order.

A candidate is entitled to receive a refund of the nomination filing fee if they file the documents under s.88.25(1) - the financial statements and auditors report, on or before 2:00 p.m. on the filing date. In the case of the 2022 regular election, the filing date is Friday, March 31, 2023 for the reporting period ending December 31, 2022.