The City of Ottawa is asking qualified residents to apply to become members of its 2022-2026 Election Compliance Audit Committee. This independent, statutory body is responsible for considering applications for compliance audits respecting the election campaign finances of candidates and registered third party advertisers. The Committee will also review reports regarding apparent contraventions of contribution limits by contributors.
Applicants must have a thorough understanding of the municipal campaign finance rules under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and have no involvement with any municipal election campaign. Ideal candidates would have practical experience in administering elections and may include former municipal clerks, elections office managers, auditors, accountants, or lawyers. Committee or tribunal experience and/or bilingualism are assets.
The City of Ottawa is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its work, including the appointment process and appointments to public member committees. As such the City urges Indigenous and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and women and gender diverse persons to apply, and to include, on a voluntary basis, how their lived experience and perspectives can strengthen their application in this regard.
Applications must be received by August 8, 2022, at 4 pm.
For more information on eligibility, roles and responsibilities and the application process, please visit the Election Compliance Audit Committee page on ottawa.ca or contact Eric Pelot at 613-580-2424, ext. 22953, (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by email at committees@ottawa.