Election Results & Candidate Financial Statements

Election Compliance Audit Process

City of Hamilton’s Sign By-Law

At the Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday January 11, 2022, the City will consider “to amend by-law no. 10-197, the Hamilton sign by-law, respecting election signs” and the amendment of City of Hamilton by-law 17-225, being a by-law to establish a system of administrative penalties. View a copy of this agenda and reports.

Written submissions may be provided to the Office of the City Clerk on or before 12 noon on Monday January 10, 2022.  

Written submissions must be sent by mail to:
Lisa Kelsey, Legislative Coordinator, Planning Committee
City Clerk’s Office, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5

All submissions will be considered in public and will form part of the public record of Council, which is published on the City of Hamilton’s website. The personal information provided with the submissions is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended and will be used by members of Committee and Council in their review of these by-laws.

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If an eligible elector believes, on reasonable grounds, a candidate or registered third party has contravened the rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) relating to election campaign finances, he or she can request a compliance audit of the candidate's or registered third party finances.

City Council has established an Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider applications for the 2018-2022 Council Term.  

To file an application for an election compliance audit request of a candidate's or a Registered Third Party’s election campaign finances:

  • An eligible elector is required to complete the City of Hamilton Application for Election Compliance Audit (PDF, 91 KB) and provide reasons for belief and any supporting documentation.
  • An application for mayor or councillor candidate and Registered Third Party must be filed with the City Clerk at:

    City Clerk's Office,
    City Hall, 1st Floor
    71 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario  L8P 4Y5

An application for a school board trustee candidate must be filed with the Director of the applicable school board.

The Act provides that the application for the October 22, 2018 Election must be made within 90 days after the latest of the following dates:

  • The filing date under section 88.30 - Friday March 29, 2019 by 4:30 pm
  • The date the candidate or registered third party filed a financial statement, if the statement was filed within 30 days after the applicable filing date under section 88.30.
  • The candidate’s or registered third party’s supplementary filing date, if any, under section 88.30 - Friday September 27, 2019 by 4:30 pm
  • The date on which the candidate’s or registered third party’s extension, if any, under subsection 88.23 (6) or 88.27(3) expires.

Meeting minutes

Election Compliance Audit Committee Decisions