Municipal Election | January 31, 2024
Today, Mississauga City Council approved the 2024 by-election schedule to fill the Mayor’s seat. The date of the by-election for Mayor is Monday, June 10, 2024. Council officially declared the Mayor’s seat vacant on January 17, 2024 and will pass the required by-law to hold the by-election at a special Council meeting on March 6, 2024.
In accordance with legislation, when a Mayor seat becomes vacant at this point in the term of office, a by-election must be held to fill the vacancy. In Mississauga, the vacancy was created by the resignation of former Mayor Bonnie Crombie, which took effect on January 12, 2024.
“The upcoming by-election will provide an opportunity for residents to choose a candidate to take on the important role of Mayor of Mississauga,” said Diana Rusnov, Legislative Services & City Clerk. “As a City, we’re committed to a fair and accessible election that provides every eligible voter with the opportunity to cast their ballot.”
Until the vacancy is filled, Councillors rotate into the position every two months on an ascending basis by ward.
To learn more about the by-elections, visit mississauga.ca/council/elections.
Under provincial law, when a member of Council resigns, City Council must officially declare the seat vacant at its next meeting, after which it has 60 days to either appoint a qualified elector to fill the vacancy or pass a by-law requiring a by-election.
In accordance with s.284.12 of the Municipal Act, the Head of Council (Mayor) cannot be appointed. In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, a by-election must be called to fill the vacant position.
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