Become a candidate

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To qualify as a candidate you must be:

A Canadian citizen

At least 18 years old

A resident in the City of Mississauga; or

A non-resident of Mississauga and you or your spouse owns or rents property in the City

You do not qualify to run as a candidate if you:

Are serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution

Are a corporation

Are acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity

Were convicted of the corrupt practice described in Municipal Elections Act, 1996, less than five years ago

Candidate information session

The candidate information session was held on March 26, 2024, in person and online. For information on running in the By-election, check out the recording of the session.

How to register

If you are interested in running for Mayor or Ward 5 Councillor, you must complete the following steps to become a registered candidate.

Complete the nomination package

You can download the complete nomination package or pick up hard copies from the Office of the City Clerk. To pick up hard copies, call the Elections Office at 905-615-3389.

Book an appointment to meet with an Election Official

Once you have completed your nomination package, you must file it with an Election Official. To do this, you must book an in-person appointment for the Election Official to validate your identification documents and ensure your nomination package is complete and acceptable.

Pay the nomination fee

After the Election Official has validated your ID and nomination package at your appointment, you will need to pay the applicable nomination fee:

  • The nomination fee to run for Mayor is $200.
  • The nomination fee to run for Ward 5 Councillor is $100.

You can pay the fee with a credit card, debit card, certified cheque or bank draft. Cash is not accepted.

After you file your nomination

When your nomination process is complete, you will receive a receipt from an Election Official confirming your nomination package and fees have been processed.

Until you receive this confirmation, you may not:

  • Begin campaigning
  • Spend money to campaign
  • Ask for or accept contributions for your campaign