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Election Information

Election Day is Monday, October 16th, 2017.

Across Alberta general municipal elections are held every four years for mayors, councillors, municipal districts electoral area directors, and school board trustees as per the Alberta Local Authorities Election Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000 Chapter L-21.

General voting day is always the third Monday in October.  The next Municipal Election will be held Monday October 16, 2017.  Candidates are elected for a four year term.

Candidates for the 2017 municipal election are:

Candidates For Mayor (one position open):

Cathy Moore will be the Mayor by acclamation

Candidates For Councillor (four positions open):

Robert Brander
Henry de Kok
Teresa Feist
Cynthia Papworth
Joe Watson


Who can Vote?

You may vote in an Alberta local election as a resident elector if you:
  • Are a Canadian Citizen;
  • Are 18 years of age or more on general voting day;
  • Have lived in Alberta for at least six months before the election; and
  • Have lived in the municipality, regional district or school district where you wish to vote for 30 days or more before the election.

Where can I vote?

Advance Vote:
Thursday, October 12 ONLY
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Piyami Lodge

300 Rogers Ave
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Regular Vote:
Monday, October 16 ONLY
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Picture Butte Community Centre/Seniors Centre
607 Highway Avenue
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Results will be posted on the Town of Picture Butte website when available.



Nomination Day

Nomination Day is September 18th, 2017. All Nomination papers MUST be filed at the Town of Picture Butte Office: 120 - 4 Street North on Monday September 18th, 2017 between the hours of 10:00AM & 12 Noon. Faxed or emailed copies are not acceptable, originals must be hand delivered per the Local Authorities Election Act.

Who is eligible to run as a Council Candidate?

You qualify as a candidate for municipal council if you:
  • Are eligible to vote in the election
  • Have been a resident of the local jurisdiction, and the electoral division in which you are running, for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
  • Are not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.
You are not eligible to be nominated as a candidate if you:
  • Are the Town auditor.
  • Are an employee of the Town unless you are on leave of absence as granted under the Local Authorities Election Act.
  • Are indebted to the Town for taxes exceeding $50.00, excluding current taxes and any outstanding taxes for which the person has entered into an agreement with the Town for payment.
  • You are indebted to the Town for any debt exceeding $500.00 and in default more than 90 days.
  • Have, within the previous ten years, been convicted of an offence under the Local Authorities Election Act.
Information you should know:

Candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to review the Candidate Guide in order to gain an understanding of your responsibilities both during your campaign and after you've been elected.

Included in the Candidate Guide is the Nomination Papers and Candidates Acceptance Document and Notice of Intent.

More information on Municipal Elections is available from Alberta Municipal Affairs


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