Thinking about life as a politician? Now might be your chance, as nominations for a Ward Three By-election are now being accepted.
Barrie City Council ratified a vote to fill the vacant seat via a by-election at its Monday night meeting, meaning staff at City Hall can now accept the nomination paperwork.
But first, you have to do some legwork.
Those interested in filing a nomination for the by-election must first complete the following steps:
- declaration of qualification
- endorsement of at least 25 eligible electors in the City of Barrie
- FOI Release Form in order for contact information to be posted on the City’s website
- nomination filing fee of $100 (payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque or money order)
- nomination form
The completed paperwork must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk, on the first floor of City Hall before January 10th at 2:00 in the afternoon. The by-election will be held on February 24th, and the one who gets the most votes will be sworn in during an early March ceremony.
The seat became vacant when former Councillor Doug Shipley was voted into office in Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte in the recent federal election.