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Nomination Contestants

A nomination contestant is a person seeking endorsement from a registered political party as an official party candidate in an electoral district. Political parties and constituency associations hold nomination contests to choose their candidate for an election.

Internal party contest rules and contest fees are not regulated by Elections Ontario.

The nomination contest period, with respect to a nomination contestant, is the period that begins when the contestant first receives or spends funds for the purpose of achieving the endorsement, and ends three months after the candidate for the electoral district is selected.

If you have won a nomination contest, please note that you will not be considered a candidate until you submit your Candidate Nomination Paper (F0400).

For a full list of rules, a chief financial officer’s roles and responsibilities and complete details please see the CFO Handbook for Nomination Contestants.