Who May Run?
You may run for municipal office if you:
- Are a Canadian citizen
- Are at least 18 years of age on Election Day
- Are a resident of Manitoba
- Are a qualified voter of the municipality (you have either resided or owned property in the R.M. for at least six months before Election Day)
- Have not been disqualified from running under the Municipal Act (see below for examples of disqualifications).
Who May Not Run?
You may not run for municipal office if you:
- Are a judge of the Court of Queens Bench or the Court of Appeal
- Are a provincial judge or justice of the peace
- Are a member of the Legislative Assembly of Maniotba
- Are a sitting member or are nominated for office in another municipality or school division
- Are an employee of the municipality, unless you have applied for a leave of absence
- Have been disqualified for any of the following reasons:
- Have committed an election offence
- Have been convicted under the Municipal Act or any other Act and have not paid the fine imposed
- Have been convicted of a fine punishable by imprisonment for five or more years
- Have been convicted under the Criminal Code under any of the following sections; 122, 123, 124, 125
- Cease to be qualified as a voter in the municipality
- Breach the requirement of confidentiality for a matter that is discussed at a council meeting closed to the public.