view the list of CERTIFIED candidates 

Considering running for office?

The next four year term of office begins on November 15, 2022 and runs until November 14, 2026.

View the April 5, 2022, Candidate information Session hosted by the Muskoka Clerks in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Information Session Video

Candidate Information Session Presentation (PDF) 

Eligibility

Candidate qualifications

On the day you file your nomination, you must be a Canadian citizen, age 18 or older, and qualify as a resident or non-resident elector. You must also not be ineligible under the MEA or any other act or otherwise prohibited by law for or to hold the office. 

Endorsement signatures

If you are running for Municipal Council in the Town of Huntsville, you must submit a minimum of 25 signatures endorsing your nomination.

Ineligible candidates

  • Any person who is not eligible to vote within the Town of Huntsville

  • An Employee of the Municipality (without leave of absence)

  • A judge of any court

  • A Senator, a Member of Parliament, a Member of Provincial Parliament

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution

Notice of Nomination

Notice of nomination for office - Municipal Council

Notice of nomination for Office - School Boards

Nominations

Nomination Day is August 19, 2022.

Nomination period

The nomination period opens May 2, 2022, and can be filed up to the closing of nominations on August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Nominations can be accepted by the Clerk's Department, by appointment, during regular business office hours from May 2, 2022, up to Nomination Day – August 19, 2022. On Nomination Day the prescribed filing time is 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Nomination papers will not be accepted after the deadline.

Filing a nomination

Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk, nominations on the prescribed forms and accompanied by the Declaration of Qualification, acceptable identification (must be valid photo ID and contain the candidate's name, qualifying address and signature), the prescribed nomination filing fee ($200 for the Office of Mayor, $100 for all other offices), and such other documentation as required for the filing process. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, credit, certified cheque, bank draft or money order payable to the Town of Huntsville. Faxed, emailed or electronic forms will not be accepted.

Please review the key dates for all election related deadlines.

Examination of nominations

Prior to 4:00 p.m. on the Monday following Nomination Day – August 21, 2022, the Clerk shall examine each nomination filed and, if satisfied the person is qualified to be nominated and that the nomination complies with the Act, the Clerk shall certify as such on the nomination filed.

If not satisfied, the Clerk shall reject the nomination and, as soon as possible, give notice to the person who sought to be nominated and all other candidates for that office.

Nomination withdrawal 

If a candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written withdrawal of their candidacy, by no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day) in the Clerk's Office.

Any withdrawals sent by mail, email or fax are not permitted, as it must be filed in the Clerk's Office.

Campaigns and financial expenses

Candidate Finance Information Session

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing hosted a candidate finance information session on August 25, 2022. 

Recording of the Finance Information Session

Slide Deck

Campaign period
Your campaign period begins on the day you file your nomination. In most cases your campaign will end on December 31, 2022. For exceptions, view the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2022 Candidates Guide.
Candidate Campaign Questions

Questions regarding the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election should be directed to the Clerk. All questions will be received and a response will be made available to the public and all Candidates on the FAQ page

Campaign signs

The election sign by-law 2018-22 applies to private property and boulevards.

District of Muskoka sign by-law 2021-33

For MTO property - please see the Ontario Highway Corridor Management Permits (Signs).

Candidate financial statements

The Municipal Elections Act assigns several duties to Candidates respecting contributions, receipts, records, financial filings, return of contributions, anonymous donations and other matters. Candidates should familiarize themselves with their duties and obtain professional assistance if required.

Maximum campaign expenses

Upon filing of Nomination Papers or Registration, candidates will be provided with an estimate of campaign spending limits using the number of electors for each respective office as it existed on September 15th of the previous election.

No later than September 26, 2022, the Clerk shall provide each candidate and third party advertiser, via email, with a Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits that can be incurred.

View Past candidate financial statements