Stratford News Information session in Stratford for those looking to run in municipal election SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Sunday, Apr. 15th, 2018 Busy meeting in store for Stratford City Council. Photo supplied by www.tripadvisor.ca. With October’s Ontario Municipal Election quickly approaching, here’s your opportunity to learn all about running for council. The second of two election information nights put on by the City of Stratford is taking place Monday night at the Stratford Rotary Club. Called “So you want to run for council?” it’s aimed at those who have decided to throw their hat into the ring and run in this election. Candidates can file their nomination papers from May 1st until July 27th. Monday night’s session is free and it starts at 7 o’clock.