The municipal election is happening on Monday, October 24, 2022. If you want to run as a candidate in the upcoming Town of Innisfil municipal election, you must file a Nomination Paper (Form 1) and Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2) with the Town Clerk and pay your nomination fee of $100 for Candidate and $200 for Mayor. We accept cash, cheque or debit. If you have trouble opening the files, you can pick up a paper copy at Town Hall during business hours. 

Forms, resources and guides

The role of a council member is intricate and involved. They deal with complex and sometimes contentious issues. Even the most seasoned councillor will encounter new questions. Review the following forms, resources and guides on CivicWeb for more information on running for council:

Candidate information sessions 

We hosted two candidate information sessions in partnership with the municipalities of Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Essa and New Tecumseth. Whether you're a newcomer to the municipal election process or an experienced candidate, these sessions provide valuable information. 

Recording: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Candidate Information Session

If you missed the session on April 7 with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, watch this recording for information about candidate eligibility and the nomination process, key dates, campaign finances, voters list and other information about the 2022 municipal election. 

Recording: Fred Dean - So, you want to run for Council?

If you missed the session on May 12 with Fred Dean, a municipal coach and former municipal solicitor, watch this recording for information. It will give you an understanding of Council’s roles and responsibilities and how the duties of public office will impact your life. 

Nomination period

The nomination period is from May 2, 2022 to 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022. We will publish a public notice of the nomination process through our website, local newspapers, and other social media and communication tools.

You can register as a candidate at Town Hall. Candidate information packages, which include preliminary maximum campaign expense limits, will be sent provided to those who filed for nomination. General candidacy information will be available to you if you are interested. Please contact the Clerk’s Office to set up an appointment at 705-436-3710 or clerksoffice@innisfil.ca

Campaign period

The campaign period starts on the date that a candidate files a nomination for office and in most cases will end on January 3, 2023. No expenses may be incurred and no contributions may be accepted outside of the campaign period. Upon the start of your campaign period, if you plan on displaying any signage you must register and pay the Election Sign Deposit with the Town Clerk. Review By-law 037-18 for more information on how we regulate and manage election signage. 

Term of office

The new Term of Office will start on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, with the four-year term ending on November 14, 2026. The Inaugural Meeting is planned for Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

Questions?

If you have questions about filing your nomination or the municipal election, please contact the Clerk's Office at elections@innisfil.ca or 705-436-3740. All questions and answers from registered candidates will be shared. You can also access the Question and Answer Guide through CivicWeb. 

Wards

See a breakdown of Innisfil's wards in the map below.