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Public Service Announcement

Just over one week remains to submit nominations for position of Regional Chair

WHITBY, ON September 03, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to notify residents that nominations for the position of Regional Chair will be accepted until Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. (also known as nomination day).


The Regional Clerk is receiving nominations for the Regional Chair position—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). Nomination papers may be obtained, and filed, in the office of the Regional Clerk.


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


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

The 2014 municipal elections mark 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 Regional Chair. For more information, please visit


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