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Deadline to apply for municipal election candidacy one month away

You’re running out of time to put your name on the ballots in the upcoming election in Bancroft.

Municipalities are accepting candidacy paperwork until August 19th.

In order to run in the Town, you need to be at least 18 years old, be a Canadian citizen, and either lives in the municipality or be married to someone who does.

If you or your spouse own or rent a property in the municipality, but don’t live in it, you’re also eligible as long as you meet the other criteria. People banned from voting aren’t allowed to run.

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In Bancroft, most of the current councillors have decided to seek another term in office. Barry and Tracy McGibbon, Valarie Miles, Wayne Wiggins and Charles Mullett have decided to seek a second term. Paul Jenkins has put his name in to run as mayor. Michel Charron and Rachel Laforest have put their names in for French Separate School Board Trustee while Peter McEnery has put his name in for English Separate Trustee.

If you’re interested in running, visit the Town of Bancroft website. Election Day is October 24th.

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