Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Ward 2 By-Election: Call for Nominations

Ward 2 By-Election
On Tuesday, October 20, residents of Ward 2 of the City of St. John's will elect a new Councillor. 
 
In accordance with Section 14(5) of the Municipal Elections Act, SNL 2001, c.M-20-2, as amended, notice is given that September 15 to 22 are the days on which nomination of candidates for Ward 2 Councillor for the October 20 St. John’s municipal by-election will take place.
 
Nominations must be in writing and state the name and residence of the candidate and be signed by the proposer and seconder, both of whom shall be present with the candidate, who will also sign signifying their acceptance. 
 
The proposer and seconder must be eligible to vote in this election, meaning they must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older and residents of the City of St. John’s for the 30 days immediately preceding election day.
Candidate Qualification
Pursuant to Section 15 of the Municipal Elections Act, SNL 2001, c.M-20-2, as amended, a person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate for Ward Councillor if he or she is:
  • A Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older and eligible to vote in an election in the City of St. John’s
  • Not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality of St. John’s
  • Ordinarily resident in the City of St. John’s for a period of 30 days before the commencement of the nomination period or resident in an area that, on Election Day, is part of the City of St. John’s.
Nominees are required to contact the City Election Office, election@stjohns.ca or call 576-8619 to arrange an appointment for their nomination.
 
Vote-By-Mail 
The City will once again be using a vote-by-mail system. A further announcement regarding the voter’s list and online voter registration will be made available in the coming weeks. Regular updates will posted on the by-election webpage.