Becoming a Candidate

If you are interested in running in the municipal election you must file nomination papers with the Municipal Clerk at the Administration Office in person during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from January 2nd, 2014 to September 12th, 2014 on or before 2:00 p.m.

Offices Available for Election for the Township of Minden Hills

  • Reeve – One (1) to be elected at large
  • Deputy Reeve – One (1) to be elected at large
  • Councillor at Large – One (1) to be elected at large
  • Ward One Councillors – Two (2) to be elected representing the former Township of Anson, Hindon and Minden
  • Ward Two Councillor – One (1) to be elected representing the former Township of Lutterworth
  • Ward Three Councillor – One (1) to be elected representing the former Township of Snowdon

Offices Available for the School Board Trustee Election

English Language Public School Board Trustee – One (1) to be elected representing the County of Haliburton. Nominations are being accepted at the Township of Minden Hills Municipal Office for the position of School Board Trustee representing the County of Haliburton with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

French Language Public School Board – One (1) to be elected from Sector 1 – Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Durham of le Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest. Nominations for this position may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the City of Oshawa, located at 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario.  A link to the City of Oshawa’s election website is provided here.

Due to the vast distances of Sector 1, the Clerk with the Township of Minden Hills can accept nominations for this position.

Please follow the steps below when filing nomination papers.

Nomination Steps

Step One:

Review the 2014 Candidates Guide by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Refer directly to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996., as the onus is on the candidate to ensure that he or she is in full compliance with all related statutory obligations.

Step Two:

Complete the following forms without signing; all forms must be signed in front of the Municipal Clerk or designate.

Candidates for Reeve, Deputy Reeve or Councillor:
Nomination Paper – Form 1
Grant of Permission and Acknowledgement EL 422
Declaration of Council Qualifications EL 418-A

Candidates for School Board Trustee:
Nomination Paper – Form 1
Grant of Permission and Acknowledgement EL 422
Declaration of School Qualifications

Step Three:

Visit the Administration Office with the following:

All 3 forms from Step Two
Nomination Fee ($200.00 for Reeve, $100.00 for all other offices) payable by cash, debit or money order.
Proof of Qualification (Photo I.D. showing qualifying address)

You may want to visit AMO’s Online Training Course – “So You Want to Run for Council http://amo.skillbuilder.ca/.

Maps

Did you know that Minden Hills consists of 5 geographical townships, Anson, Hindon, Minden, Lutterworth and Snowdon.
Each of these geographical townships are divided into the following wards for electoral purposes.

Please see maps below to see which ward you live in.

Ward 1                                                                         Ward 2                                                Ward  3