Run for Federal Office

The basic requirements for becoming a federal candidate are the following:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen.
  • You must be at least 18 years old on election day.
  • You must file a Nomination Paper (EC 20010) with the returning officer for the electoral district (riding) where you intend to run, along with all other documents required by the nomination process.

Prospective federal candidates must first choose whether they will run as either an independent or as a representative of a political party.  If you want to be an official representative of a political party, you must be officially endorsed by that party.

 

Run for Provincial Office

The basic requirements for becoming a provincial candidate are the following:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen.
  • You must be at least 18 years old on election day.
  • You must reside in the province where you wish to run.

Prospective provincial candidates must first choose whether they will run as either an independent or as a representative of a political party.  If you want to be an official representative of a political party, you must be officially endorsed by that party.

Provincial elections are run by the election authority in each province.  Each Province may have other requirements for provincial candidates.  Review the Provincial Election Authority site for more details.

 

Run for Municipal Office

You can run as a Candidate in a Municipal election if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older, and
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant, and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

Unlike Federal and Provincial elections, candidates in municipal elections are not elected to represent a political party.

There are some candidates who meet the above but are not eligible to vote.  Consult local municipal election website for more details.  Click on the button below to access Municipal websites.  Individual websites can be accessed by clicking on the province flag on the main page of Muniscope.