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And they’re off …

Nominations open for municipal elections 

Registration for Ontario’s municipal elections opened this week, on May 2.

Anyone wishing to run for council has until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 to file nomination papers.

Any residents considering or wishing to run for council can find information and forms on their lower-tier municipality’s website or by contacting the municipal offices.

Candidates, except for school board trustee candidates, must gather 25 nomination signatures from eligible electors within the municipality. 

Each of Haliburton County’s four lower-tier municipalities will be keeping updated unofficial candidates lists on their websites so residents can see who is running for which position. 

As of press time, in Algonquin Highlands, Liz Danielsen had filed her nomination papers for mayor. Previously she has served 12 years on council as Ward 2 councillor and deputy mayor.

To view the unofficial list of candidates for Algonquin Highlands, click here.

In Minden Hills, Lisa Schell, who has served the last four years as deputy mayor in Minden Hills, and was a Ward 1 councillor prior to that for 12 years, had filed papers to run again as deputy mayor. Councillor Pam Sayne is seeking her third term as Ward 2 councillor.

To view the unofficial list of candidates for Minden Hills, click here.

As previously reported, Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt and Minden Hills Mayor Brent Devolin have announced they are not seeking re-election. In Dysart et al, Mayor Andrea Roberts has also announced she will not seek another term as mayor. 

To view the unofficial list of candidates for Dysart et al, click here.

To view the unofficial list of candidates for Highlands East, click here.

The 2022 municipal and school board election will be held on Oct. 24. 

For more information on voting in Algonquin Highlands, visit http://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/elections.php.

For more information on voting in Minden Hills, visit http://www.mindenhills.ca/clerks-department/elections/.