Elections are held for Council and Non-Council Committee Members in October every three years. The table below outlines the composition of the electoral districts and the number of seats in each.
Next Election Date: Fall 2020
Nominations must be received seven (7) days prior to the date set for the start of elections. Notice of the election and links to relevant election information are sent to all eligible Members at least 60 days prior to the election. To be eligible for election a CRTO Member must be in good standing (i.e., not be in default of payment of any fees or be the subject of a discipline or incapacity proceeding), hold a current General or Limited certificate of registration and be nominated by three eligible voters within the same district. Also, to avoid being in a conflict of interest situation, CRTO employees and employees, directors and officers of professional associations and organizations that produce entry-to-practice examinations, are not eligible for election within certain time periods. Members can only run for election in one electoral district.
A CRTO Member is eligible to vote in an electoral district if seven (7) days prior to the date set for the start of elections they are working in the electoral district, or if not working, they live in the electoral district.
The details of the election process can be found in article 16 of the CRTO By-law and in the Elections Process – Council Members and Non-Council Committee Members policy.