Who can be a Candidate?
To run for municipal office you must be nominated and qualify. To be a qualified candidate you must be:
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • reside in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, be the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the Municipality. 

You are NOT eligible if you are:

  • a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institute.
  • a corporation.
  • a person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity.
  • a person who ceases to be a Canadian citizen.
  • a person who is not a resident, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality.
  • an employee of the municipality or local board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day the employee is nominated and resigns if elected to the office.
  • a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in section 223.11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or an investigator referred to in subsection 239.2 91 of the municipality, or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds an administrative position of the municipality.
  • a judge of any court; a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada.
  • a public servant within the meaning of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.
  • a federal employee within the meaning of the Public Service Employment Act.
  • a person who is prohibited from voting in a municipal election according to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or the Municipal Act2001.
  • a person who has violated financial requirements for filing financial information in the previous election.
  • a person who has been convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 applies.

*Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for municipal office without having to resign their current seat in parliament. However, by 2:00pm on Nomination Day, MPs, MPPs and Senators will be required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek municipal office. If you are a federal or provincial cabinet minister, you must step down from cabinet prior to filing your nomination and must resign your seat by the close of nominations.
Questions from Candidates to Staff

Answers from questions posed by Candidates to Elections staff will be posted here on Friday of each week. 

September 2, 2022 - Q&A 
September 16, 2022 - Q&A (updated)
September 23, 2022 - Q&A
     Organizational Chart
     Staff Directory
     Pages from Draft Agenda Package November 21, 2021
     COW Minutes from November 2, 2022 Meeting
     Letter from CAO Ken Kelly to CAO Diane Smithson
Letter from CAO Diane Smithson to CAO Ken Kelly
September 30, 2022 - Q&A (updated)
    2020 Financial Statements
    2022 Annual Repayment Limit
October 14, 2022 - Q&A 
October 21, 2022 - Q&A

 2022 Municipal/School Board Trustee Election Seats
Municipal offices for which persons may be nominated:
  • Mayor (1 position)
  • Deputy Mayor (1 position)
  • Almonte Ward Councillor (2 positions)
  • Ramsay Ward Councillor (2 positions)
  • Pakenham Ward (1 position)

School Board offices for which persons may be nominated:
  • School Board Trustee – English Public (1 position)
  • School Board Trustee – English Separate (1 position)
  • School Board Trustee – French Public (1 position)
  • School Board Trustee – French Separate (1 position)
The Nomination Process
If you would like to run for a position, nomination packages are available with the Elections Team. Nominations will be accepted at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from May 2, 2022 until 2:00pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day). Nominations must include:
  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form
  • the prescribed Declaration by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote 
  • a Declaration of Qualifications 
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information form
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee (cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order):
    • $200 for Mayor
    • $100 for Deputy Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee
Candidates are requested to bring proof of identity and residence along with the unsigned forms to the Municipal office where they are to be signed in front of the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer and filed. Email elections@mississippimills.ca to schedule your appointment. 

Nominations are now CLOSED.

Key Dates
  • May 2, 2022 - first day candidates can file nomination papers
  • August 19, 2022 - last day candidates can file nomination papers between 9am and 2pm
  • September 6, 2022 - first day for campaign signage on roads (see bylaws)
  • October 17 - 23, 2022 - advance voting
  • October 24, 2022 - Election Day
  • October 25, 2022 - Election results declared
  • November 15, 2022 - new term of Council commences
  • January 2, 2023 - first day to submit 'Financial Statement - Auditor's Report'
  • March 31, 2023 at 2pm - last day to submit 'Financial Statement - Auditor's Report'
 Additional Resources