So you want to be a City Councillor- Candidates Checklist

  1. Decide which office (mayor or councillor) for which you will seek nomination. Make sure you know what the job entails and the time commitment required. (See pages 10 and 11 of this document)
  2. Ensure that you are a qualified elector (age, citizenship, residency, etc.) and that you are registered as an elector in the City of Whitehorse.
  3. Ensure that you are not disqualified from holding office for any reason. The onus is on you to file a bona fide nomination paper.
  4. Complete the nomination section of the nomination paper
  5. Obtain name and address information and a signature from at least ten qualified electors on your nomination paper.
  6. Complete the “Oath and Consent” portion of the nomination paper.
  7. Complete the part of the nomination paper that requires disclosure of convictions within the past ten years for indictable offences under the Criminal Code for which you have not received a pardon.
  8. If you sign your nomination paper before submitting it to the Returning Officer, ensure that your signature is duly notarized.
  9. Check the City of Whitehorse website at http://www.whitehorse.ca or with staff at City Hall to ensure that you are aware of all key dates and deadlines.
  10. File your nomination paper with the Returning Officer between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on September 27th or by appointment between September 4th and 27th. Papers submitted after the noon deadline on the 27th will be rejected.
  11. Clear your calendar to ensure that, if you ar eelected, you will be available to attend the initial legislative workshops and other sessions necessary to sign on as a member of council as detailed in the information provided for prospective candidates.
  12. Don’t forget to vote

*Document courtesy of the City of Whitehorse

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