Candidate Election Information

Caledon Votes

Thinking of running?

If you are interested in running for office, learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Mayor and Council. Or, for a sense of what life is like as an elected member of a Municipal Council, The Association of Municipalities of Ontario has released Lead Where You Live: A Guide on Running for Municipal Council. 

A candidate information session was held by the Town in consultation with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on April 22, 2022. Watch the session recording to learn more.   

Candidate Eligibility and Qualifications 

For the position of Mayor, Regional Councillor and Councillor you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of the Town of Caledon; or
  • own or lease property in the Town (or be the spouse of the owner or lessee).

Eligible to vote - please view to confirm if you are on the voter's list 

You must not be:

  • A judge of any court.
  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination.
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election in any municipality (Candidates in Default). 

Town of Caledon Employees: Employees of the Town of Caledon who wish to run for Council must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing a nomination paper. The employee must provide a copy of the documentation from People Services showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.   

Volunteer Firefighters: According to the Municipal Elections Act, a person shall not be considered an employee of a municipality or local board for the purposes of this section by reason only of being a volunteer firefighter as defined in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. 

Nomination Information

Learn more about nomination

Financial Requirements

The Province sets rules with respect to campaign finances, including:

  • who can contribute to a campaign;
  • how much can be contributed;
  • the period in which it can be contributed; and 
  • the maximum expenses a campaign can incur.

Candidates are required to file a financial statement and auditor's report with the Clerk reflecting all election campaign finances by March 31, 2023.

Learn more about financial requirements