August 1, 2015

Find your Candidate

Know and Find your Candidate

Know your Candidate

Once a candidate has registered and/or been nominated with Elections Ontario, we will publish on this website the candidate's: name, electoral district, political affiliation, date of registration, date of nomination, and contact information.

There are two statuses for candidates: registered and nominated. Once a candidate has achieved either of these statuses, the information is considered public and will be posted on this website.

Candidates are considered registered under the Election Finances Act once the Writ(s) for the election has/have been issued and their registration form has been approved. The earliest date that a candidate can be registered is the date of the Writ. All candidates must register prior to polling day.

Candidates are considered nominated under the Election Act as long as, at the time of signing the consent to nomination, they:

  • are 18 years of age or older; and

  • a Canadian citizen; and

  • have resided in Ontario for the six months preceding polling day;

  • and are not disqualified by the Legislative Assembly Act or by any other Act.

Nomination Papers must be submitted at the returning office, and candidates must give their consent, in writing, to be a candidate.

From the day the Writ(s) of election(s) has (have) been issued until Nomination Day, we will post all registered and nominated candidates on this website.

After the close of nominations, we will post only the nominated candidates. The names of the nominated candidates will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order by surname.