“Nomination of Candidates”
Municipality of Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Information for the Public
Release Date: August 31, 2021
The 2021 Municipal General Election will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
There will be two separate ballots:
A Ballot for Mayor
A Ballot for a maximum of six Councilors
The public is reminded that Nominations of candidates for election to the Council for the municipality of
Happy Valley-Goose Bay will be received at Town Hall tomorrow,
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Nominations shall be in writing (Form MEF-02 – available at Town Hall at time of nomination) and state the name and civic address of the candidate and shall be signed by the Proposer and Seconder, both of whom shall be present together with the candidate who shall sign also signifying the candidate’s acceptance. In the event that a candidate cannot be present for a candidate’s nomination, the candidate’s proposer and seconder can complete the required form.
If the nomination is for a candidate running as Mayor in a separate election that position should be noted on the nomination form.
At the time of the candidate’s nomination, every candidate shall deposit with the Returning Officer the non-refundable sum of ten dollars ($10.00).
The qualifications of a candidate for election to council are as follows:
- Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older;
- Ordinarily resident in the municipality or area for at least 30 days prior to the date set for the commencement of the nomination period;
- Not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality; and
- Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.
Residents are also advised that there will be a second date available for nominations at Town Hall on:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM