2022 Territory Without Municipal Organization Elections

Did you know that the Kenora District Services Board is responsible for administering its local Territory Without Municipal Organization (TWOMO) Elections?

Elections in TWOMOs are held the same day that municipal elections are held. This year’s municipal and TWOMO elections will be held on October 24, 2022.

The Kenora District has 4 spaces that represent the TWOMO area:

  • 1 member represents area 12: Lac Seul Electoral Area
  • 1 member represents area 13: Oxdrift Electoral Area
  • 1 member represents area 14: Lake of the Woods North Electoral Area
  • 1 member represents area 15: Lake of the Woods South Electoral Area

Do you reside in one of these areas and are you interested in becoming a Candidate?

Nominee Qualifications

A person is eligible to be a DSSAB member representing territory without municipal organization if they are:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a permanent resident of the territory without municipal organization; or
  • an owner or tenant of property in the territory without municipal organization; or
  • the spouse or partner of an owner or tenant of property in the territory without municipal organization.

Nomination Form

Please note, you must download a copy of the nomination form to your desktop in order to submit. Do not complete the nomination form in your internet browser.

Paper copies of the nomination form can be picked up at your local Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) office.

Nominations must be submitted by 2:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022. Nominations can be submitted by email to elections@kdsb.on.ca, faxed to 807-223-6151, mailed to 20 King Street, Dryden, Ontario, P8N 1B3 or dropped off at 20 King Street in Dryden, Ontario.

 

TWOMO Election Resource Guide – Fall 2022

Those disqualified from seeking to represent TWOMO include:

  • An employee of the DSSAB.
  • Except during a leave of absence under Section 30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, an employee of a municipality within the DSSAB service area and as defined in the Municipal Affairs Act, 1990. An employee must be on leave as of the day they are nominated. If elected to office, the employee is deemed to have resigned from employment.
  • A judge of any court.
  • A member of the Assembly (Ontario Legislature).
  • A member of the House of Commons.
  • A member of the Senate.
  • Anyone who holds one or more office(s), election of which is governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and/or the District Social Services Administration Boards Act.
  • A Crown Employee within the meaning of the Public Service Act who is a Deputy Minister or who is in a position or classification designated in the regulations made under that Act for the purposes of Section 11 thereof.
  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution, including a sentence being served in the evenings or on weekends.
  • A corporation.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in Subsection 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if Voting Day in the current election is less than four years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in Subsection 91(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if Voting Day in the current election is less than six years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
  • A person disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information.
  • Otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Municipal Act, 2001 or any other Act.

Note that a candidate who is running for municipal office may run as a member to represent a DSSAB, but if elected to both positions, is permitted to hold only one office.