The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Nominations being accepted for position of Regional Chair

WHITBY, ON May 16, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham is accepting nominations for the position of Regional Chair.


The Regional Clerk is receiving nominations for the Regional Chair position. This nomination paper may be obtained, and filed, in the office of the Regional Clerk–from now until Sept. 11, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; but no later than Sept. 12, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (nomination day).


Nominations must be filed in the Office of the Regional Clerk, located at Regional Headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby and must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee.


Every person who wishes to be a candidate for Regional Chair must file their nomination paper with the Regional Clerk, as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

This is the first time that all eligible voters in Durham Region will have the opportunity to cast a vote to choose a Regional Chair. Previously, this position was appointed by the elected members of Regional Council (who represent the eight area municipalities). Voting day is Oct. 27, 2014. 


The Regional Clerk will answer any questions related to the nomination process for the office of the Regional Chair. For more information, please visit


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