CANDIDATES

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021

DUE TO HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR NOMINATION FORMS JANUARY 5, 2021

Updated Local Authorities Election Act

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal and school division elections in Alberta. It sets out rules and regulations for candidates, donors, electors, and election administrators that must be followed before, during and after an election.

Note that the LAEA was updated on September 1, 2020 and includes amendments related to:

  • Nomination period
  • Contributions to campaigns
  • Advertising

All candidates are encouraged to develop a working understanding of the Local Authorities Election Act.
It is recommended that candidates seek legal advice, where possible, regarding their obligations.

Election Timeline and Key dates

Campaign Period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Nomination Period January 5, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Advance Voting Opportunities TBD
Election Day Monday, October 18, 2021
Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline March 1, 2022

Candidate Nomination Package

Click here for the official forms required to complete your nomination package.

Currently we do not have a Commisioner for Oaths on staff, so we kindly ask that during this time, you have your form commissioned before submitting at our office (Falher Registries offers this service).

Municipal Affairs – A Candidate’s Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta.
Click here for additional information on becoming a councillor.

To better assist you during our current office closure, we prefer that candidates please contact our office to make an appointment for submitting nomination packages.

Municipal Affairs has also prepared the following information; For women running for municipal office, Ready for Her offers tips to launch your campaign.

Should anyone have any questions about the nomination process, please reach out to our office, or cao@falher.ca.

Alberta.a Municipal Elections – Overview

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What is….

Nomination Period

If you wish to run for Councillor you must complete the nomination process. This means completing the required forms and collecting signatures from residents. You can complete this process during the nomination period.

 

Campaign Period

The period of time (January 1 – December 31 of an election year) in which candidates may raise funds for their election campaigns. Candidates may only raise up to $5,000 per year in total outside this period.

 

Advance Voting Opportunities

Electors can cast a ballot in the 2021 Municipal Election before Election Day. This is called an advance vote.

More information on advance voting location and the advance voting date will be made available in 2021.

 

Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline

All candidates in the 2021 Municipal Elections must report the total contributions they received and their campaign expenses by March 1, 2022. The form used to provide this information is called the Campaign Disclosure Statement.