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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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Nomination Day

The Nomination Period for persons interested in running for Municipal Office or School Board Trustee positions in the upcoming 2018 Munipal Election closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday July 27, 2018.

If you are interested in running for Municipal Office or School Board Trustee positions, please see the forms required to be submitted prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday July 27, 2018.

Prescribed Forms for Nomination​​​


Candidates Running for Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor (Wards 1, 2 and 3) 

Nomination Paper - Form 1 
Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2 
Financial Statement - Auditors Report - Form 4

Persons interested in running for Office in the 2018 Municipal Election can obtain the prescribed forms by visiting the Administration Centre located at 5786 County Road 21, Utopia.

Nomination papers for all offices are to be filed at the Township of Essa Administration​ Centre located at 5786 County Rd 21, Utopia ON. A fee is required to be paid at the time of filing ($200.00 for Mayor; $100.00 for all other).

Additional Resources - Candidates

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidate Guide
Township of Essa Candidate Packages available to be picked up at Administration Centre May 1, 2018

School Board Trustees ​

Nomination Paper - Form 1 
Financial Statement - Auditors Report - Form 4

Simcoe County District School Board (English-Public) - to be filed at the Township of Essa
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (English-Separate) - to be filed at Town of New Tecumseth 
Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French-Public) - to be filed at City of Barrie 
Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (French-Separate) - to be filed at City of Barrie

Additional Resources- School Board Trustee Candidates​​​

OESC 2018​ Guide for Candidates and Communities
Township of Essa Candidate Packages available​ to be picked up at Administration Centre May 1, 2018

Third Party Advertisers​ 

Notice of Registration - Form 7 
Financial Statement - Auditors Report - Form 8

Notice of Registration Forms are to be filed at the Township of Essa Administration Centre located at 5786 County Rd 21, Utopia ON. 

Please note: A third party is required to register with each individual municipality where they wish to display or run an advertisement campaign supporting, promoting or opposing a candidate. 

Additional Resources - Third Party Advertisers

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Third Party Advertiser Guide

Withdrawal of Candidacy

For persons having already filed their Nomination Papers to run in the 2018 Municipal Election, whom are wishing to withdraw their candidacy can do so by completing and filing Form EL19 "Withdrawal of Nomination" IN PERSON with the Municipal Clerk PRIOR to 2:00 p.m. on Friday July 27, 2018.

Withdrawal of Nomination - Form EL19