Information for Candidates

The below information is relevant for all certified candidates in Barrie's 2022 Municipal Election.

Financial Statement 

All candidates must file a financial statement. This includes candidates who withdrew their nomination, candidates who were not certified and did not appear on the ballot, and candidates who were acclaimed. 

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All candidates must complete Box A: Name of Candidate and Office and Box B: Declaration.

  • If you did not receive any contributions (including contributions from yourself) or incur any expenses, check the box indicating this, and complete the Declaration in Box B. No further information is required.
  • If you did receive contributions (including contributions from yourself) or incur expenses, you must fill in the information in Box C, Box D, Schedule 1 and Schedule 2, as appropriate. You may find it easier to fill out the form if you start with the more detailed sections such as the tables in Schedule 1 before filling in Box C (Statement of Campaign Income and Expenses).

If you received contributions or incurred expenses in excess of $10,000, you must include an auditor’s report with your financial statement.

Your completed financial statement must be submitted to the clerk by 2 p.m. on the last Friday in March (March 31, 2023).

Supplementary financial statements must be submitted to the clerk by 2 p.m. on the last Friday in September (September 29, 2023).

Key Dates

DateDetails
Thurs. Sept. 1, 2022

Voters' List available to certified candidates.

Revision period begins – Electors may update or add their name to the Voters' List.

Mon. Sept. 26, 2022Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.
Fri. October 14, 2022Advance Voting Days begin for internet and telephone voting at 10am, open 24/7 until Final Voting Day.
​Oct. 20, 21, 22 & 24, 2022Voting Assistance Centres are open for in person voter assistance.
Fri. Oct. 21, 2022Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
Mon. Oct. 24, 2022Final Voting day, 10am to 8pm
Mon. Dec. 31, 2022

Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.

Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6).

Thurs. March 30, 2023Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.
Fri. March 31, 2023

Last day to file a primary financial statement for reporting period ending December 31, 2022 – applies to all candidates and third party advertisers (deadline is 2pm).

Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify City Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

Mon. May 1, 2023Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2 pm, penalties take affect at 2:01pm).
Thurs. June 29, 2023Last day to request a compliance audit on a primary financial statement.
Fri. June 30, 2023Last day of the extended campaign period for candidates and registered third party that extended their campaign period due to deficit, or that recommenced their campaign due to a recount, controverted election, or compliance audit.
Wed. Aug. 30, 2023Last day to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements for their supplementary financial statements and auditor's reports.
Thurs. Sept. 28, 2023Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.
Fri. Sept. 29, 2023    

Last day to file a supplementary financial statement for reporting period ending August 30, 2023 – only applied to those who filed a Form 6 to extend the campaign period (deadline is 2:00 p.m.).

Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

Mon. Oct. 30, 2023Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2pm, penalties take affect at 2:01pm).
Fri. Dec. 28, 2023Last day to request a compliance audit on a supplementary financial statement.