anyone who is a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old can run. you also have to live in the municipal area witch you are running for at least 6 months before election.
if i met those qualifications, how would i get my name on the ballot??
first you will have to be nominated. this means you will need to complete official papers, giving information out yourself and the name of the people who nominate you. you may have to play a fee when you take nomination papers to the municipal offices. and your nae we ve put in the ballot
once you are nominated how do you get people to vote for you?
You need to let the community know what your ideas are. A group of supporters called a “campaign committee” may help you do this. They prepare leaflets and signs about you and put them out in the community. You also go door to door talking to people about your ideas, and you take part in debates in the community where all the candidates get together to discuss important issues.
what happens on election day?
People go to the polling station to vote for the candidate of their choice. Whoever gets the most votes wins.