Seeking Members for the
Joint Compliance Audit Committee
Dufferin County is seeking members for a recently established Joint Compliance Audit
Committee as per the Municipal Elections Act, Section 88.37. The Committee is
responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who
believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third-party advertiser has
contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or
advertising finances. The Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications for all
eight Dufferin municipalities.
Committee membership will be drawn from the following groups:
• accounting and audit – accountants or auditors, preferably with experience in
preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
• academic – college or university professors with expertise in political science or
local government administration;
• legal; and
• other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing provisions of the Act.
Committee members must demonstrate the following:
• demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign
• proven analytical and decision-making skills
• experience working on committees, boards, task forces or similar working groups
• availability and willingness to attend meetings in any of the member
• excellent oral and written communication skills
To view the complete Terms of Reference and the application, please visit our website at
Applications should be forwarded to email@example.com or put in the drop box at
30 Centre St, Orangeville by August 12, 2022.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE
2022 Municipal Election
For the Offices of:
MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
DEPUTY MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
COUNCILLORS – three (3) to be elected
Term of Office will be from November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026. To run for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, you must be:
• a Canadian Citizen
• at least 18 years of age
• a resident of Melancthon Township, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Melancthon, or the spouse of such owner or tenant
• is not prohibited from voting under any law
A Nomination form may be filed by Candidates beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Nomination forms will not be accepted electronically. It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Clerk to file your nomination form.
The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the Nomination form. The fees for Head of Council (Mayor) is $200.00 and for all other Candidates is $100.00, payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit.
Please note that Candidates must not spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their Nomination Form has been filed. The Nomination Form must be signed by the Candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent with the Clerk or designate of the Township of Melancthon. If an agent files the Nomination Form, it must be accompanied by a piece of Government Issued Photo identification including address, with the signature of the Candidate, and must be commissioned prior to filing with the Clerk.
In the event there are insufficient number of Certified Candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Township of Melancthon.
Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of Candidates are certified than are required to fill the said Offices, voting will take place between Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact Denise B. Holmes, AMCT, CAO/Clerk & Returning Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-925-5525 Ext. 101.
So You Want to Run for Council? Making an Informed Decision!
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