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City hosting candidate info sessions

The City of Oshawa is hosting a pair of information sessions, one of Aug. 21 and another on Sept. 5, to educate candidates running in the upcoming municipal election.

The City of Oshawa is hosting a pair of information sessions to educated candidates running in the upcoming municipal election in October, covering a variety of topics.

The first session, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 21 inside the Optimist Gym at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library (8 Vipond Road), at 6:30 p.m. will be hosted by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and will deal with campaign finance information. Candidates can learn about new election finance rules, responsibilities and best practices for candidates and third party advertisers, financial statements and filing requirements, and compliance audits

The second session, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 inside the committee room at Oshawa city hall (50 Centre Street South) at 6:30 p.m. will be hosted by the City of Oshawa and deal with a wide variety of topics. Candidates will learn about the role of the City Clerk, election sign regulations, the election services complaints procedure, advance voting opportunities, voting opportunities for electors in seniors homes and long-term care facilities, what will happen on voting day, voting procedures and vote tabulators, accessibility provisions, results reporting, the Compliance Audit Committee,  and council orientation.

For more information on the 2018 municipal and school board elections, visit www.voteoshawa.ca or contact City Clerk Services at 905-436-3311 or by email at clerks@oshawa.ca.