Job opportunity inquiries
If you have any questions about the employment opportunities during regular and by-elections, please contact the Elections Office:
Telephone: 613-580-2660 (TTY: 613-580-2401)
Reporting campaign concerns or complaints
Municipal elections in Ontario, including the City of Ottawa’s, are governed by the provincial Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) which provides rules for the administration of elections. The MEA expressly states that the City Clerk, and by extension the Elections Office, is responsible for the preparation and conduct of municipal elections. As such, staff are not in a position to interpret the legislation, provide advice to candidates or third party advertisers, nor investigate or review any campaign related matters.
In accordance with the MEA, neither the City Clerk nor any other City employee have a role in investigating concerns related to candidate or third party advertising campaigns. This statutory oversight and investigatory role lies with the Election Compliance Audit Committee (ECAC). The ECAC is a statutory body responsible for reviewing and making decisions on applications for municipal election campaign finance compliance audits, and on reports from the City Clerk regarding apparent contraventions of contribution limits prescribed by the MEA resulting from the regular municipal election or any by-election held during the term of office for the City Council for which the Committee was appointed.
For more information on ECAC, visit ottawa.ca/ecac.
Office of the City Clerk
110 Laurier Ave West
Telephone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21215