Port Colborne Election logo 2018

 
 

Election Questions and Assistance

Please contact the City Clerk's Division with questions, comments and concerns regarding the Municipal Election.

Telephone: 905-835-2901 ext. 109

Email: election@portcolborne.ca

 
 

Changing Office

You can change the office you're running for even after you've filed your nomination papers. To do so, you must:

·        File the Withdrawal of Nomination for the old office

·        At the same time, file a Nomination Paper for the new office

    • File 25 new endorsement of nomination forms (Form 2). This is only required if the new office is NOT on the same Council as the old office (e.g. switching from candidate for Municipal Council to candidate for Regional Councillor).

Nomination Filing Fee

If the nomination filing fee is the same for the new office, no extra payment is required. If the nomination filing fee is different for the new office, the difference must be paid, if applicable. 

Note: the filing fee is not refunded until you file the financial statement by the deadline date.

Campaign Finances

The two offices (campaigns) are separate and contributions and expenses cannot be transferred from one to the other.

If you plan to incur expenses or accept contributions, you must open a separate bank account for each campaign.

A contributor's total contribution cannot exceed $1,200 for both campaigns for a Councillor or School Board Trustee candidate or $2,500 for mayoralty candidates. 

Financial Statement

You will be required to file a financial statement for each campaign.

The withdrawn campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the day the withdrawal is filed.

The current campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the end of the campaign period.