Nomination period begins for the Ontario Provincial Election



    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - The Chief Electoral Officer, John Hollins,
announced today that nomination papers for the provincial election on
October 10, 2007, may now be submitted to the local returning officer. All
nomination papers must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday,
September 18, 2007. Nomination forms are available online at
www.elections.on.ca or for pick-up at the local returning office.
    The nomination paper must be signed by the candidate and at least 25
qualified electors residing in the electoral district. The form must also be
accompanied by a $200 deposit.
    For the first time in a provincial election, the ballot will include
political party names. For a candidate's political party to be shown on the
ballot, a letter of endorsement from the political party must be sent to the
Chief Electoral Officer by the close of nominations.
    "We encourage candidates to make an appointment with the returning
officer as soon as possible to submit their nomination paper," stated John
Hollins, Chief Electoral Officer.
    Before confirming a nomination, the returning officer must check that the
nomination paper contains the required information and signatures, including
the specified number of elector signatures.
    In addition to filing nomination papers with the Returning Officer,
candidates must also register with the Election Finances division of Elections
Ontario before they can accept contributions or incur campaign expenses. The
registration form (Form C-1) is available online or from the Election Finances
division. It must be received by Election Finances no later than October 9,
2007.
    For further information, candidates may contact the office of their local
returning officer, visit www.elections.ca or call 1 888 ONT-VOTE (1 888
668-8683).

    Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

    Disponible en français





For further information:

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations: (416)
212-6186, 1-866-252-2152, media@elections.on.ca


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