Time’s Running Out To Get In On A Barrie By-Election

Ward Three Nomination Deadline on Friday at 2:00pm

There isn’t much time left to get your nomination paperwork in to run in the Ward Three By-Election.

The deadline to submit the appropriate paperwork to City Hall is 2:00 Friday afternoon.

But what is the appropriate paperwork? “Candidates would require endorsement from at least 25 eligible electors in the city of Barrie,” says City Clerk Wendy Cooke, “they also need to have the prescribed nomination form. They will be required to sign a declaration of qualification, and a filing fee of $100.”

Once the nominations close on Friday afternoon, city staff will have to certify the nominations, and start working on the ballots. Cooke points out this year the city will employ online and phone voting for this byelection. Byelection day is February 24. Online voting will be from February 13 to 24.

The Ward Three council seat was declared vacant in late October, following the election of former councillor Doug Shipley as MP for Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte.

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