Make Your Mark

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Have you thought about running in for municipal council on Sept. 26?  Are you an election official for your community?  Do you have questions?  Below are links to the Municipal Elections 2017 documents.

You may download, save and print the Municipal Election2017 documents directly from this page, or from the department’s website:  http://www.ma.gov.nl.ca/training/index.html

Printed copies of the Municipal Election2017 documents will be available at the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment’s booth at the PMA convention in Gander, April 5 -7.  

Printed copies of the Municipal Election2017 documents will also be available during the Returning Officer and Elections Officials training scheduled for fifteen locations across the province: Municipal Elections Training Poster 2017 and Training Registration Form MA 2017
 
The Municipal Council Handbook is a resource for municipal councils, councillors and staff, and contains information and guidance on applicable legislation and best practices. Click here to download this document.
Any questions you may have regarding the elections should be directed to your local regional (Municipal Affairs & Environment) office:
  • Eastern – (709) 729-0259;
  • Central – (709) 256-1050;
  • Western & Labrador – (709) 637-2332; or (709) 896-2941

 

Notice to federal public servants

Before you become a candidate, you must first request and obtain permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada.  
Q1. Can I run for council if I am an employee of the federal government?
A1. If you are considering seeking nomination or becoming a candidate in an election, you must obtain permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada before doing so.
 
Q2. Can an employee of the federal government engage in political activities
A2. Employees of the federal government need to balance their right to engage in political activities with the need to be politically impartial in their duties as a public servant, and be perceived as such.
 

However, if you want to become a candidate you must obtain permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada before doing so. 

 

Other links:

Ready For Her  – A guide for women running for municipal office (via Alberta Government)

 

Email: makeyourmark@municipalnl.ca