Elections

2018 Municipal 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 Central 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’s 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 Canadidate 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 Frances Smith
 View Mayor Fances Smith 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement
 Councillor Elwin H. Burke
 View Councillor Elwin H. Burke 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement
 Councillor Brent Cameron
 View Councillor Brent Cameron 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement
 Councillor Tom Dewey
 View Councillor Tom Dewey 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement

 Councillor Nicki Gowdy

 View Councillor Nicki Gowdy 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Councillor Victor Heese
 View Councillor Victor Heese 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Councillor Cindy Kelsey
 View Councillor Cindy Kelsey 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Councillor William (Bill) MacDonald
 View Councillor William (Bill) MacDonald 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Councillor Sherry Whan
 View Councillor Sherry Whan 2018 Municipal Eleciton Financial Statement.
 Candidate Bill Everett
 View Candidate Bill Everett 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 Candidate Phillip Smith
 View Candidate Phillip Smith 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.
 School Board Trustee Candidate (Limestone District School Board)
 View School Board Trustee Candidate Karen McGregor 2018 Municipal Election Financial Statement.

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