NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR MEADOWS-WAVERLY WARD #5
Brandon, MB – Notice is hereby given that on the following days MARCH 24, 25, 26, 29, & 30TH at the Brandon Votes Office, by appointment only, located at City Hall, 410 – 9th Street, nominations will be received for the office of:
CITY COUNCILLOR (Meadows-Waverly Ward 5)
The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Nominations cannot be accepted after this day.
All nominations shall be made in writing and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the ward. Each nomination shall also be accompanied by the candidate’s declaration of qualification.
Nominations must be filed IN PERSON at the above location, on the dates and hours specified, by the candidate or an official agent. To obtain a nomination paper, and/or candidate’s declaration of qualification, contact the Senior Election Official at email@example.com or 204-729-2236.
Nomination papers not accompanied by the required documents and not properly filed shall be rejected.
Prospective municipal council election candidates must register with the Senior Election Official during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise, or borrow money for their campaign. The registration period closes on March 30, 2021.
The municipal by-election for the City Council seat in Meadows-Waverly Ward #5 will be held on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. The by-election is being held to fill the Council position left vacant with the recent resignation of former Councillor John LoRegio. As per The Municipal Act, a municipality is required to hold a by-election when a municipal seat is vacated more than 12 months prior to the next general election.
All candidates must adhere to the campaign finance rules in accordance with provisions of The Municipal Act and City of Brandon Campaign and Contributions By-law No. 6974. These rules include the requirement for potential candidates to register with the Senior Election Official prior to beginning their campaign. The registration period began on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, and ends on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“To be considered an eligible candidate, a person must first meet a number of criteria,” explains Brandon’s Senior Elections Official Danniele Carriere. “They must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Manitoba, 18 years of age or older on the day of the by-election, and they must have either owned property in or have resided in the Brandon municipality for a minimum of six months before the by-election date. They must also submit, prior to the nomination deadline, their completed nomination papers. Nomination papers must be signed by the candidate themselves and must also include the verified signatures of a minimum of 25 electors of the specific ward.”
A map of the current Meadows-Waverly Ward #5 boundary can be found on the City of Brandon’s website here: brandon.ca/council-information/wards/ward-map.
An advance poll will be held on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 in the main foyer of Brandon City Hall, 410 – 9th street, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The City of Brandon is committed to communicating with the electorate wherever necessary in the weeks and days leading up to the by-election.