City Clerk / Director of
Legislative & Court Services
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Municipal Elections Act, 1996
The Municipal Elections Act includes rules for third party advertising. A third party advertisement is any ad that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate in an election.
If a person, corporation or trade union intends to spend money between May 2, 2022, and election day on advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate in the municipal election, or a question on the ballot, they are required to register as a third party advertiser with the City Clerk.
The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal Election is between
May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Registration must be filed in person or by an agent at Legislative Services Branch located at City Hall, 70 Collier Street.
It is important to note that third party advertisers and candidates may not spend money on a campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising until the City Clerk certifies your registration.
The City of Barrie is hosting two virtual information sessions for all prospective candidates and third-party advertisers to learn more about the nomination and registration process. Anyone interested in running in the 2022 Municipal Election for Mayor, Council member or school board trustee or registering as a third-party advertiser is invited to attend the following information sessions.
Wed. April 27, at 6pm
The session covered City of Barrie policies, procedures, and by-law information pertaining to prospective candidates and the third-party advertiser registration process.
View the presentation and/or read the questions and answers from the session.
Wed. June 15, at 6pm
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) will review the Municipal Elections Act and provide information on becoming a candidate or third-party advertiser in a municipal election.
Register to attend the June 15 session.
are eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:
are not eligible to register as a third party advertiser if you are:
The following forms must be completed by the advertiser.
Third party advertisers must identify themselves and provide mandatory information on all advertising beginning May 2 until the close of voting on October 24, 2022. Third party advertisements must contain the following information:
The registration period for a third party advertiser for the 2022 Municipal Election is between May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. Once registered, details will be contained in the table below.
A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a candidate in the election, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.
Third party advertisements do not include:
Individuals, corporations and trade unions can register as third party advertisers and can also make contributions to registered third party advertisers.
Candidates cannot register as a third party advertiser, and cannot direct a third party advertiser.
Yes, campaign finance rules for third party advertisers are similar to the rules for candidates.
There is no registration fee for third party advertisers.
A list of registered third party advertisers will be made available on the this webpage.
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