Information for Candidates
The next regular municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Persons elected to office during this election will be elected for a period commencing December 1, 2018 until November 14, 2022 (a four year term of office) for the following offices:
|Mayor||One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the Municipality.|
|Regional Chair||One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the combined areas of the Region of Durham.|
|Regional Councillor||One (1) member to be elected by all electors in the Municipality.|
|Ward Councillor||Five (5) members to be elected – one in each of five (5) wards|
|English Language Durham District School Board||One (1) trustee to be elected by public school electors to represent the Townships of Brock, Uxbridge and Scugog.|
|English Language Durham Catholic District School Board||One (1) Trustee to be elected to represent the combined area of the Townships of Brock, Uxbridge and Scugog.|
|French Language Public School Board||One (1) Trustee to be elected to represent the combined areas of the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Quinte West and the Regional Municipality of Durham.|
|French Language Durham Catholic District School Board||One (1) Trustee to be elected to represent the combined areas of the Counties of Northumberland, Hastings, Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Quinte West and the Regional Municipality of Durham.|
Note: Candidates for the Office of Regional Chair must contact the Regional Clerk of the Regional Municipality of Durham to obtain information on the duties and responsibilities of this office.
Note: Candidates for school board offices are encouraged to contact the office of the Director of Education of the appropriate school board to obtain information on the duties and responsibilities of a trustee.
Ward 1 Councillor
Ward 2 Councillor
Ward 3 Councillor
Ward 4 Councillor
Ward 5 Councillor
Muhammad Ahsin Sahi
English Language Durham District School Board
English Lang. Durham Catholic District School Board
French Language Public School Board
French Lang. Durham Catholic District School Board
Marcellin Kwilu Mondo
Who can be a candidate?
Candidates must be qualified on the day they file their nomination paper.
You can run for Council if you meet the following qualifications:
- A Canadian citizen;
- At least 18 years of age;
- A resident of the Township of Brock;
- The owner or lessee of property in the Township of Brock or the spouse;
- Not legally prohibited from voting; and
- Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
Who cannot be a candidate?
The following are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council or holding office as a member of Council:
- Employees of the Township of Brock unless they submit their written resignation of employment prior to the election. (Note: employees must be on leave of absence prior to filing their nomination paper. They must provide the Clerk with the original documentation showing that they have taken a leave of absence and the effective date);
- A judge of any court;
- A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from his or her office by the close of nominations (2:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018). Proof of resignation must be provided by 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 or the Clerk will not certify the nomination;
- A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statements in the last municipal election (2014).
Please note that a Member of Council must maintain their qualifications throughout the entire term of office or their seat will become vacant.
What are the Municipal duties and responsibilities?
It is the role of Council:
- To represent the public and to consider the well being and interests of the municipality as a whole;
- To develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
- To determine which services the municipality provides;
- To ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council;
- To maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
- To carry out the duties of Council under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25 or any other Act.
It is the role of the Head of Council (Mayor) to:
- Act as the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipality;
- Preside over Council Meetings;
- Provide leadership to Council;
- Represent the municipality at official functions; and
- Carry out the duties of the head of Council under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25 or any other Act.
Members of Council fulfill a variety of responsibilities from a ward, constituent, municipal and corporate perspective. Councillors also share responsibilities for local boards and committees which generally meet in the evenings on a monthly basis. Responding to ward constituent needs and participating in ward specific initiatives and projects will be an ongoing role of each Councillor. Members of Council are also involved in corporate initiatives and receive a variety of invitations to community meetings and events. Candidates should be aware of the significant time commitments for a member of Council.
Council meets twice per month (1st and 3rd Mondays) at 10:00 a.m. In addition, all members of Council sit on the following committees:
- Public Works (2nd Monday)
- Parks & Recreation (2nd Monday following Public Works)
- Finance (1st & 3rd Monday following Council)
- Planning (4th Monday)
- Protection to Persons & Property (4th Monday following Planning)
- Administration & Personnel (4th Monday following Protection to Persons & Property)
In addition, by resolution of Council, certain meetings of Council are held during the evening commencing at 7:00 p.m. All public meetings related to planning matters are held during the evening hours.
Tools & Resources for Candidates
|Candidate Nomination Package||2018 Municipal Election Candidates’ Nomination Package (pdf)|
|2018 Municipal Election Procedures and Rules||Vote by Mail and Centralized Scanner / Tabulator Procedures and Rules (pdf)|
|Township of Brock Election Sign By-law||By-law Number 2781-2018-AP (pdf)|
|Durham Region Sign
|Temporary Sign By-law: 76-2017|
|Association of Municipalities in Ontario (AMO) – So You want to Run For Council? Course||municipaleducation.ca|
|Ministry of Municipal Affairs – Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Information Session|
- Form 1 – Nomination Paper;
- Appointment of Agent to Submit Nomination Paper;
- Form 2 – Endorsement of Nomination;
- Form 4 – Financial Statement;
- Form 5 – Financial Statement – Subsequent Expenses;
- Form 6 – Notice of Extension of Campaign Period;
- Form EL19 – Withdrawal of Nomination Paper;
- Appointment of Agent to Withdrawal Nomination;
- Form EL14 – Candidate’s Declaration – Proper Use of Voters’ List;
- Personal Information Release Form;
- EL 15 – Application to amend the voters’ list (pdf)