Candidates in the 2022 municipal election are responsible for knowing the requirements and rules stated within the relevant legislation.

On this page:

  1. Who can run for office?
  2. Elected offices and qualifications
  3. Nominations
  4. Resources

Who can run for office?

A person may be nominated for office in the 2022 municipal election if, on the day the person is nominated, they are:

  • qualified to hold that office under the Act that creates it, and
  • eligible under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, and
  • not otherwise prohibited by law to be nominated for or to hold the office

Elected offices and qualifications

Residents will vote on these offices in the 2022 municipal election:

City of Kitchener mayor and ward councillors

You are qualified to be elected or to hold office as a member Kitchener city council if you:

  • reside in the City of Kitchener or are the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant,
  • are a Canadian citizen,
  • are at least 18 years old, and
  • are not disqualified by the Municipal Act or any other Act from holding such office

We encourage you to book an appointment to file your nomination with staff. Your appointment will help with reviewing the required documents, establish a point of contact and makes sure the required staff are available to receive the nomination.

Nomination forms for mayor and ward councillor for the City of Kitchener must be filed in person by the candidate or by their agent. Signatures on nomination forms must be original and not photocopies or scans.


Candidate nominations for the 2022 municipal and school board election are closed. The deadline to file a nomination was 2 p.m. on August 19, 2022.

Find your candidates


To help with your nomination, there are city and provincial resources available online.

City resources

Please review our candidate resources to help you after you file.

Provincial guide

The Province of Ontario's Candidates' Guide includes information about:

  • eligibility to run for election
  • nominations
  • campaigning
  • third party advertising
  • on voting day
  • after voting day
  • campaign finance
  • compliance and enforcement
  • completing the financial statement

Download the guide