Information for Candidates


A person may be nominated for office if they:
  • reside in the City of Sault Ste. Marie (or are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant)
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are at least 18 years old; and
  • are not prohibited from voting, by reason of serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution; being a corporation; being an executor or trustee; being a person convicted of a corrupt practice described in the Municipal Elections Act; or a former candidate in the 2018 election who failed to file financial statements.
The following people are disqualified from being elected to municipal office:
  • any person who is not eligible to vote in the municipality
  • an employee of a municipality who has not taken an unpaid leave of absence and resigned
  • a judge of any court
  • an MP, an MPP or a senator
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election
  • an inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution

Nomination Information

Nominations for City Council and school board trustees for this fall’s municipal election open on May 2 at 8:30 a.m. and will close on August 19 at 2 p.m.
Before incurring any expenses or collecting any money, candidates must file a nomination form along with the filing fee with the City Clerk. Nomination forms must be signed by the candidate and filed in person or by an agent (no email or fax) with the City Clerk. Candidates for City Council will also require 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors.
One piece of identification including a qualifying address, photo identification and signature is required. Failing that, two pieces of identification including the aforementioned will be accepted.
Filing fees are $200 for mayor and $100 for all other offices (cash, debit, certified cheque).
Anyone wishing to file a nomination is encouraged to do so by appointment. Appointments may be made by calling 705.759.5388 or emailing
Nomination Paper (English)
Nomination Paper (French)
Endorsement Form (English)
Endorsement Form (French)
Candidate Guide 2022

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