Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Still no filings here for election

No one has put their name in yet to run for Fort Frances council in the upcoming municipal election in October.
As well, no one has filed so far to run for the Fort Frances seats on the Rainy River District School Board or Northwest Catholic District School Board.

The same is true for the seat representing the Rainy River Central unincorporated area on the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board.
Anyone interested in running for mayor, town council, the two school boards, or as the Rainy River Central rep must file their papers at the Civic Centre prior to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.
Withdrawal of any nominations also must be made by that date.
Nominees must pay a $200 fee to run for head of council (i.e., mayor) or $100 for any other position.
They also must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older, and either be a property owner, someone who leases property, or the spouse of someone who owns/leases property in Fort Frances.
If, for any reason, a nominee files a nomination (for councillor, for example), then files a second one for a different position (e.g., mayor), the first one falls off the table.
But this also means they have to file two campaign expense reports—one for their campaign running for council and one for their mayoral campaign.
If they file for any position and then withdraw, they also must file a campaign expense report.
Election day will be held Monday, Oct. 27.
As in past years, polls will open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
But the town also will be using a vote-by-mail system once again.
The first day of the new council term will be Dec. 1.
Municipal terms are for four years after being increased from three just prior to the 2006 election.

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