Candidates are required to follow the regulations set out in the Local Authorities Election Act.
Candidates must be a resident of the municipality and/or ward in which they seek to be nominated. Residency must be maintained for at least six months preceding Nomination Day.
Candidates must be eligible to vote in the election.
Candidates should review the Local Authorities Election Act to determine their eligibility for nomination.
What is the nomination process?
Due to the recent changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, Nomination Day (September 6, 2021) is now six weeks prior to Election Day. Previously, Nomination Day was four weeks prior to Election Day.
Prospective candidates may file nomination papers between January 1, 2021 and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on September 6, 2021.
3. Where can I find the nomination papers?Permanent link to Where can I find the nomination papers?
The Strathcona County Election Office will make nomination papers available prior to the start of the Campaign Period (January 1, 2021).
4. When can prospective candidates begin incurring campaign expenses or accepting contributions/ fundraising?Permanent link to When can prospective candidates begin incurring campaign expenses or accepting contributions/ fundraising?
All individuals must file nomination papers with the Election Office prior to incurring campaign expenses, or accepting contributions/ fundraising, including self-funded campaigns.
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