2018 Municipal Election Candidate Nominations Now Being Accepted

September 12, 2018


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon Legislative Services Office wishes to advise that the official nomination period for those intending to run for the position of Mayor, City Councillor or School Trustee in the October 24th municipal election begins today, Wednesday September 12th and runs until end of business day on Tuesday, September 18th.

A full list of candidate nomination requirements can be found online at https://www.brandonvotes.ca/candidate-info/nomination-requirements. Candidates intending to file nomination papers are encouraged to book an appointment with Senior Elections Official Melanie Powers by calling 204-729-2236 to ensure their nomination documentation can be processed prior to the above deadline.

Potential voters in Brandon will also want to note that the deadline to ensure their name is on the official Voters List is also Tuesday, September 18th. Even though you may have been on the Voters List for the City of Brandon in the past, if you rent your home, are new to Brandon or have changed addresses recently, please call 204-729-2236 to ensure your name is on our list.

In addition to Election Day on October 24th, advance voting opportunities will be made available on October 10th, 18th and 20th at Brandon City Hall. An eligible voter may also apply to vote by sealed envelope if they have reason to believe that they will be unable to vote at their regular Voting Place on Election Day or during Advance Voting opportunities. More information on advance and alternative voting methods can be found online at https://www.brandonvotes.ca/elector-info/alternative-voting-opportunities.

Citizens who are interested in applying to be Election Day workers are encouraged to visit https://www.brandonvotes.ca/elector-info/apply and fill out an online application form. Paid positions are currently being sought for the roles of voting place supervisor, issuing official, and voting official at the various polling locations. Applicants will be required to successfully complete 2.5 hours of basic election official training and must also sign an Oath of Confidentiality. Successful applicants must be available to work the entire day on Wednesday, October 24th and will be paid for a full day, plus training. Please note that submitting an online application to work as an election official does not guarantee selection.

More information about the October 24th municipal election can be found at www.brandonvotes.ca.