Becoming a Candidate

Becoming an Elected Official/Member of Council is a great way to serve your community, but it requires a lot of time and effort. This information guide gives you some information on what may be expected and required as you decide on whether to run for the upcoming municipal election.

Guide for Potential Candidates in Municipal Elections

Filing Your Nomination

To file your nomination you must file the following with the Municipal Clerk:

At the end of your campaign (only), you must file the following with the Municipal Clerk:

Note: The filing fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or electronic payment if specified by the Clerk. Candidates will be required to provide proof of identity. Only forms with original signatures filed in person by the candidate or by an agent will be accepted. Nominations papers are to be accompanied by 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors (Form 2). The requirement to submit 25 signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions or candidates running for police village of Russell trustee positions.

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 Key Dates

Key dates for are listed on the main Elections webpage.

 Resources on the Elections Process

To help you understand the election process and what you need to know, consider these resources:

  • Township of Russell Municipal Elections Policies & Procedures
Other

Below is more general information and tools to guide you. Request any of these links or documents by contacting the Clerk's Elections Office.

  • Schedule of Meetings
  • Procedural By-law
  • Council Members Remuneration and Expense By-law
  • Consolidation of Sign By-law
  • Use of Municipal Resources Policy
  • Committee By-law
  • User Fee By-law
  • Acting Mayor Appointment
  • Boards & Committees – Appointments
  • Budget Meeting Calendar
  • List of Conferences
  • Municipal Elections Act 1996
  • Municipal Conflict of Interest Act 1990
  • Municipal Act 2001 (Refer to s. 5, s. 11 & s. 224 to 229)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act 2022

List of Candidates Registered

Mayor
NameContactFinancial Statements

Leroux, Pierre

  • pierreleroux@rogers.com

Not yet available

Councillor
NameContactFinancial Statements

Lalonde, Marc

  • 613-407-2962
  • MarcLalonde57@gmail.com

Not yet available

Laurin, Jamie

  • 613-601-3581
  • j_laurin@rogers.com

Not yet available

Police Village of Russell Trustee
NameContactFinancial Statements

Miller, Mike

  • 613-240-0525
  • mikemillerxc@msn.com

Not yet available

Dyer, Dave

  • 613-445-3527
  • skidyer@gmail.com

Not yet available

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien
NameContactFinancial Statements

Héroux, Jacques

  • 613-443-9969
  • Jhéroux5@gmail.com

Not yet available

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
NameContactFinancial Statements

Wilson, Sue

  • 613-678-3306
  • Wilsonfarms1980@xplornet.com

Not yet available

Upper Canada District School Board
NameContactFinancial Statements

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Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
NameContactFinancial Statements

Not yet available

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Women in Politics: Why Not Me?

Did you know that in the Prescott and Russell region, municipal councils have only 21% women*, while they represent 51.0% of the population? Women's Leadership Prescott-Russell intends to respond to these major challenges with their "Women in Politics, Why Not Me?" campaign.