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Join the Election Compliance Audit Committee

Under Section 88.37(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the “MEA”), the City of Hamilton is required to establish an Election Compliance Audit Committee (the “Committee”) for the 2022 to 2026 Council Term.

Citizen Appointment to Hamilton's Agencies, Boards and Committees

Hamilton City Council invites citizens to apply to the Election Compliance Audit Committee. Applicants must have a thorough understanding of the campaign finance rules, must be a resident of the City of Hamilton and be at least 18 years old (i.e. auditors, accountants, lawyers, etc.).

The Committee is responsible for reviewing and making decisions on Applications for municipal election campaign finance compliance audits by electors and on reports from the City Clerk respecting apparent contraventions of contribution limits.

Members of the Committee shall serve the same term of office as the Council that takes office following a regular municipal election. Each new Committee shall be appointed before October 1 of an election year.

Criteria for Membership on the Compliance Audit Committee

  • have a thorough understanding of the campaign finance rules
  • be a resident of the City of Hamilton
  • be at least 18 years old
  • not be an Auditor appointed under Sections 88.33(10) or 88.35(4) of the Municipal Elections Act
  • not be providing legal advice to a candidate or registered third party

How to Apply

Resumes may be submitted in person to the Clerk’s Department, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st floor, by email [email protected] or by fax at 905-546-2095.

All resumes must be submitted before August 31 at 2 pm.

For any inquires please contact

Office of the City Clerk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4408

Committee Membership
Members must have a thorough understanding of the campaign finance rules, must be a resident of the City of Hamilton and be at least 18 years old (i.e. auditors, accountants, lawyers, etc.).

Any auditor appointed under Sections 88.33(10), 88.35(4) of the MEA cannot be a member of the Election Compliance Audit Committee. To avoid perceived conflicts, any auditor or accountant appointed to the Committee must agree in writing that they have not and will not provide advice to, or prepare or audit the election financial statements of any Candidate seeking election to Council or to any Registered Third Party in the City of Hamilton during the term of the Committee.  In addition, any lawyer or other legal professional appointed to the Committee must agree in writing that they have not and will not  provide legal advice to any Candidate seeking election to Council or to any Registered Third Party or contributors to Candidates and Registered Third Parties in the City of Hamilton during the term of the Committee.

The Compensation Framework for the 2022-2026 Election Compliance Audit Committee is $250 per member per committee meeting and/or training session, without an annual retainer, inclusive of all parking and mileage fees.

Relevant Experience
The City is seeking committee members with relevant experience associated with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Additional Information
City Council wishes to ensure that its Committees and Local Boards reflect the diverse nature of the City of Hamilton’s population. We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

The City is committed to inclusive and barrier-free processes and will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact the Office of the Clerk as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

Conflict of interest rules will apply to all citizen members, pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M.50.

For the Terms of Reference, view the Elections Compliance Audit Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

Members must:

  • have a thorough understanding of the campaign finance rules
  • be a resident of the City of Hamilton
  • be at least 18 years old
  • not be an Auditor appointed under Sections 88.33(10) or 88.35(4) of the Municipal Elections Act
  • not be providing legal advice to a candidate or registered third party

Resumes are being accepted via email at [email protected]

All applications must be received by July 29, 2022 at 2pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held during the month of August 2022. Clerk’s staff will reach out to successful candidates following the close of the posting.

We are looking for five members, plus one alternate to serve on the committee.

Yes. Members of the Committee will be compensated at a rate of $250 per meeting, inclusive of parking and mileage fees.

Compliance Audit Committee meetings are scheduled within 30 days of an application. Meetings will be held during regular business hours

Yes. Compliance Audit Committee meetings are public as the committee is considered to be a tribunal under the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.

Yes. All members of committees at the City of Hamilton must sign and abide by the Code of Conduct.

The expectation is that meetings will be in person, however, may move to virtual if a need arises.

Committee Members will be required to abide by the City’s vaccine policy at the time of their appointment.

Yes. Committee members will receive training on tribunals, relevant corporate policies, the role of the integrity commissioner, the Code of Conduct, and the Conflict of Interest Act. Members will be compensated for their time in training.