Nomination period now open for Ward 1 by-election

Posted on Tuesday September 05, 2023

Cambridge, Ontario. (September 5, 2023) – The nomination period for the office of Ward 1 Councillor is now open. Interested candidates can pick up nomination packages at City Hall starting today and file their nomination until September 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

On August 29, 2023, Cambridge City Council voted for a By-Election to replace Ward 1 Councillor Donna Reid, who passed away on August 13.

The 2023 Municipal By-Election will be held on November 13, 2023, by internet voting and paper ballot with manual count.

Details on when Ward 1 voters can expect to receive their voting cards, and where to vote will be shared once finalized.


To be eligible as a candidate in the 2023 By-Election, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident, owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office


Nomination Procedure:

To run for the office of councillor, individuals must file a nomination paper and provide proof of qualifying address within the city of Cambridge and the appropriate filing fee.

Additionally, Candidates must provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible voters, candidates are encouraged to provide more than 25. The nomination paper and endorsement of nomination forms must have original signatures.

  1. The prescribed Nomination Paper may be obtained and filed in the Office of the Clerk:
    1. On any day from September 5, 2023, to September 29, 2023, when the Clerk’s Office is open (contact for office hours);
    2. No later than 2 pm on September 29, 2023, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  2. The Nomination Paper shall be accompanied by a filing fee in cash, debit (if available), certified cheque or money order payable to the municipality in the amount of $100.

It's important to note that, until a nomination paper is filed, a person cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign.


Completed nomination packages will be accepted by appointment only. Please email or call 519-623-1340 to schedule an appointment.


For full details on the by-election, please visit or contact:


Danielle Manton

City Clerk

Returning Officer

City of Cambridge

(519) 623-1340 ext. 4585


Media Contact

Allison Jones

Acting Director, Corporate Communications



About the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With nearly 140,000 residents, Cambridge is the second largest community within Waterloo Region. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of the Toronto to Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, nuclear, pharmaceutical, business and financial services.

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