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.
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.