How do I file my nomination?

Nomination packages will be available for pick-up from Service Guelph at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, beginning April 30, 2018.

A person who is eligible to be a candidate can file a nomination paper with the city clerk at City Hall by appointment only (approximately 20 to 30 minutes). Appointments can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 519-837-5625.

Nomination papers will be accepted from May 1 to July 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nomination paper must be filed in person by either the candidate or the candidate’s agent. Candidates are required to provide identification which includes their name and address.

A list of acceptable forms of identification for candidates filing nomination papers and for voters before casting their ballots is available by clicking here.

During the appointment, the declaration section of the nomination paper must be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths at the City Clerk’s Office. If an agent is filing the nomination on behalf of a candidate, the candidate’s declaration must also be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths prior to the agent filing the paper with the city clerk.

Nomination papers cannot be faxed or submitted electronically; original signatures are a requirement. The Municipal Elections Act does not permit faxed, copied or digital signatures on election documents.