Candidate Information Night
A joint, County-wide Candidate Information Night was held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. by the City of Woodstock. Please visit their website to view the resources discussed at that session.
Do I Want to Run as a Candidate?
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing provides resources for those considering whether or not to run as a Candidate:
Additional information, including important dates, can be found on AMCTO's Elections Calendar. Questions may be directed to Julie Middleton, Clerk at 519-485-0477 ext. 7023 or via email.
The Nomination Period for the next Municipal Election opened on May 2, 2022 and closed on Nomination Day, August 19th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. A Candidate for municipal office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector in the Township and fulfill the following requirements:
- Live in the Township of South-West Oxford, be an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of an owner or tenant;
- Be a Canadian citizen;
- Be at least 18 years old on Voting Day; and
- Not be legally prohibited from voting or disqualified by any other legislation.
For the upcoming Election, new requirements under the Municipal Elections Act require that anyone wishing to run for office as a member of Council submit the signatures of at least 25 eligible voters supporting their nomination to run for office.
The Campaign Period begins when Candidates file their Nomination Papers (May 2nd to August 19th) and officially ends on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Candidates may not accept donations, spend money, or advertise until they file their nomination.
2022 SWOX Candidate Guide
We have created a 2022 SWOX Candidate Guide to provide you with all the information you need when considering whether you want to run for municipal office. Nomination Papers are available at the front counter, at the Township Office, as of Monday, May 2, 2022. They are also available online.
Please see our Media Release - April 27, 2022 - Nominations Open for 2022 Municipal Election for more details.
Additional Resources for Candidates:
The following are forms related to the financial aspects of running a campaign:
School Board Trustee Candidates
Candidates that are running for School Board Trustee offices must contact the City of Woodstock Clerk or the City of Sarnia Clerk.
School Board Trustee positions available include: Thames Valley District School Board (2); London Catholic District School Board (1); Conseil scolaire catholique Provindence (1) for the Counties of Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex; and Conseil scolaire Viamonde (1).
Candidates running for School Board Trustee should refer to the following resources:
A copy of the Voters' List will be available for Candidates as of September 15, 2022. Candidates will have the option of receiving a paper or digital version of the Voters' List. The list must be picked up in-person at the Township Office and must be returned following the election. Please contact Julie Middleton, Clerk, at 519-485-0477 ext. 7023 or via email to receive this information.