For Candidates

What do I need to do to get my name on the ballot?

You must file your nomination papers between May 2, 2022 and 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022 at Town Hall. Please book an appointment with Town Staff to submit your nomination paperwork to avoid delays. 




You cannot begin campaigning until your nomination papers are filed.

To qualify as a candidate, you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident in the Town of Shelburne
  • A non-resident of Shelburne and you or your spouse own or rent property in the town.

To file your nomination papers, you’ll have to provide identification that shows your name and qualifying address. You must also sign a declaration affirming that you are eligible to run.

As a reminder, nominations must be endorsed by 25 persons that are eligible to vote in the Town of Shelburne.

Want to learn more about municipal elections? Visit the Municipal Elections webpage on the AMO website. 

Where can I find the nomination forms?

Candidate information, including nomination formsendorsement of nominations and other documents, are available in the candidate package.  

Election signs by-law

The Election Sign By-law is a by-law which manages and regulate election signs and election campaign  advertisements including third party advertising within the Town of Shelburne

How can I learn more about becoming a candidate?

The Town of Shelburne will be hosting an information session for people interested in running for mayor, deputy mayor, councillor or school board trustee (English/French, public/separate).

Virtual Candidate Information Session

Presented by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Date: Tuesday April 12th, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 2022 Candidate Training Deck

If you would like to ask a question email or call in at:
+1 289-801-5774 Conference ID: 183 915 984#

Topics for the virtual session include:

Roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff   Eligibility rules                     Scrutineers                       
Voters’ list and voting proxy   Campaign finances Recounts
Nomination process   Compliance Audi Resources

In-Person Candidate Info Sessions by Fred Dean


Date: Tuesday April 19th, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre 6 Northmen Way, Orangeville Banquet Hall and Northview Room


Date: Thursday May 5th, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Grace Tipling Hall 203 Main Street East, Shelburne

For more information, review the presentation by Fred Dean the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates’ Guide.

Who can I contact for more information or help?

You can contact the Clerk at the Town of Shelburne by:


Telephone: 519-925-2600 extension 223

Administrative Office
203 Main Street East
Shelburne, ON L9V 3K7

Phone: 519-925-2600

Fax: 519 -925-6134

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.