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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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​​​​​​​​​Candidate FAQ​

Do all candidates require a campaign bank account?

Any candidate who will incur campaign expenses or accept campaign contributions is required in accordance with section 88.22 (1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to open a campaign account at a financial institution exclusively for the purpose of the election campaign.  

How do I access submitted Election documents?

In accordance with section 88 (5) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, documents and materials filed with or prepared by the Clerk or any other election official under this Act are public records and, until their destruction, may be inspected by any person at the clerk's office at a time during business hours. 

When Can Election signs be posted?

In accordance with the Township of Essa's Election Sign By-law 2018-34​, municipal election signs may be posted starting 45 days prior to Election day and must be removed by end of day on the fifth day following Election Day.  This means municipal election signs may be posted from Friday September 7, 2018, to Saturday October 27, 2018.

Can election signs be posted in a different ward than the one a candidate is running for office in?

No, municipal election signs can only be posted in an area in which the candidate has filed nominations for.​

Are there any restrictions for where election campaign signs can be placed? 

Yes, Canidates should review both the Township of Essa's Election Sign By-law 2018-34​ and the County of Simcoe's Sign By-law No 6756 to ensure proper placement of election campaign signs. 

an anyone use the Township logo in their campaign material?

No, the Township’s logo is protected, and the Township of Essa asserts copyright over its use.​

Are there any upcoming workshops or informaion sessions? 

Yes, an in-person Finance Refresher Session is being held on Tuesday September 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum ocated at 1151 Highway 26, Minesing.