The next municipal Election Day is Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nominations open May 2, 2022 and close on Aug. 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Candidate requirements 

You can run for the Office of Mayor, Regional Chair, Regional Councillor, Town Councillor, and English and/or French School Board Trustees. Individuals voted in as a Regional Councillor will also serve at the Region of Halton.

To qualify as a candidate you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident in the Town of Milton
  • A non-resident of Milton and you or your spouse own or rent property in the Town

Check out the 2022 Candidates' Guide

When downloading any forms within the guide, please use Internet Explorer as your browser.

Information for candidates  

Register as a candidate 

To run for Mayor, Regional Councillor, Town Councillor or School Board Trustee for the 2022 municipal election, you must file a nomination paper at Milton Town Hall, 150 Mary St. 

Nominations will be accepted at Town Hall for the following offices only:

  • Mayor – Town-wide
  • Regional Councillors – Wards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Town Councillors – Wards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Trustee - Halton District School Board – Wards 1, 2
  • Trustee - Halton District School Board – Wards 3,4
  • Trustee - Halton Catholic District School Board – Wards 2, 3
  • Trustee - Halton Catholic District School Board – Wards 1, 4

Nomination information

Nominations open May 2, 2022 and close on Aug. 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Nomination forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours and on the website until Aug. 18, 2022 and from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nomination Day (Aug. 19, 2022)

Book an appointment

  • To submit your nomination, please make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s office by emailing us or by calling 905-875-5390
  • The appointment will take at least 30 minutes
  • Walk-ins will be accepted, but may have to wait until the Town Clerk Designated Official is available
  • To file your nomination papers, you will need to provide identification that shows your name and qualifying address. You must also sign a declaration affirming that you are eligible to run.

Endorsements

  • If you’re running as a candidate for Mayor, Regional Councillor or Town Councillor, you must gather at least 25 endorsements from eligible voters in Milton 
    • Endorsement of Nomination Form
    • Note: Some users have reported seeing an error message related to Adobe 8 when using Chrome to download the Endorsement for Nomination - Form 2 from the Province of Ontario's website. If this happens to you, please check the Downloads folder on your computer for the form or try using a different web browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer
    • The Endorsement of Nomination Form is also available at Town Hall, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Endorsement of Nomination Form must be complete before your scheduled appointment with the Town Clerk's Office
  • If you’re running for School Board Trustee you don’t need to provide endorsements

Information sessions

  • A joint virtual information session was hosted on April 11, 2022 with regional municipalities for those interested in running
  • The next virtual candidate information session will take place on August 8 at 6:30 p.m. Details to follow. 

Appointment of scrutineer

  • Candidates can appoint scrutineers to represent them at voting locations on voting days
  • A scrutineer observes the voting process at a voting location on the candidate’s behalf

Campaign spending

  • You cannot spend money to campaign, or ask for or accept contributions before filing nomination forms
  • There are limits to how much you can spend during a campaign
  • An expense shall not be incurred by or under the direction of a candidate outside their election campaign period (2016, c. 15, s. 58)

More information will be available when nominations open in 2022.

Financial statements

  • All candidates must disclose their campaign finance information to the Town by filing a financial statement with the Town Clerk’s Office 
  • All financial statements filed with the Town are available to the public according to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

For more information, review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates’ Guide.

Campaign signs

There are rules about the placement and use of campaign signs. For more information, visit the election sign web page.

Municipal election resources 

Municipal election 

General information

Third party advertisers

Election signs

Budget information 

2022 budget

Please note: You can request the full budget document from the Town’s finance division via email.

Strategic planning

Council Staff Work Plan (2020-23)

Fire Master Plan (2021-31)

Economic Development Strategy

Transit Master Plan (2019-2023)

Environment, Conservation and Demand Energy Management Plan

To request information in an alternative format, please fill out the request for Alternate Formats form. You can also make a request by email or call us at 905-878-7252 ext. 2109.

To request information in an alternative format, please fill out the request for Alternate Formats form. You can also make a request by email or call us at 905-878-7252 ext. 2109.