So you want to be a candidate? Thanks for being a hero in the fight for freedom!
- You must be a Canadian citizen.
- You must be at least 18 years old on election day.
- You must file a Nomination Paper (EC 20010) with the returning officer for the electoral district (riding) where you intend to run, along with all other documents required by the nomination process (including at least 100 signatures from people living in the riding)
- You will need an Auditor and an Official Agent (we will help set up an Auditor)
Refer to the Elections Canada Tools for Candidates for additional information.
We also recommend you check with your employer regarding their policies on volunteer and political activity. Some, like the Public Service, will require you to take a leave of absence during the entire writ period, which is usually over a month. Plan ahead and ask early for permission, if required.