Candidate information session: April 19

Are you thinking about running in the 2018 municipal election?

Want to know more about the office of Mayor, City Councillor or School Board Trustee? Start here!

The City of Guelph is hosting a free information session to help you determine if you want to run in this year’s election.

Speakers from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the City Clerk’s Office, and a municipal lawyer will discuss a variety of election topics including roles and responsibilities, rules and dates around nominations, eligibility, fundraising, advertising, changes in effect for this municipal election, personal considerations and conflicts of interest.

This session provides a great opportunity to learn what it means to be an elected official, the financial and personal commitments, the legislative requirements, what’s new in 2018 including third-party advertising rules. Even if you’re just curious, this session can help you make a decision.

If you are thinking of running, this is a great place to start!

The session will take place on April 19, 2 to 4 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.