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Thinking about running in the upcoming municipal election or school board election?

Wondering what is involved? Not sure who to ask?

Oxford County’s eight area municipalities, including the Town of Tillsonburg, are hosting a candidate information session on August 13 to explain the basics of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, including forms and processes, voting methods and more. The session will benefit new and returning candidates.

The candidate information session takes place Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m., at the Oxford County Administration Building – Council Chamber, 21 Reeve Street, Woodstock.

“Oxford’s municipalities are working together to support citizens who want to take that next step in serving their communities through political office," said Michael Graves, Ingersoll's clerk. "We’ve designed a session that offers information, guidance and advice to potential candidates as well as to interested and engaged members of the public.”

Sessions will begin with a presentation by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and features MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) representatives as invited guests. Each of Oxford’s municipalities will be on hand to take part in breakout sessions following the presentations to provide more specific information for candidates.

Participants are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, August 6 to Michael Graves at 519-485-0120 or mgraves@ingersoll.ca, or to your local clerk.

Oxford County’s municipalities include Town of Tillsonburg, Township of Norwich, Township of Zorra, Township of South-West Oxford, Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Town of Ingersoll, and the City of Woodstock.

chris.abbott@sunmedia.ca

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