Municipal election candidates must register prior to accepting campaign contributions

September 13, 2016

Municipal election candidates must register prior to accepting campaign contributions

In Alberta, municipal election candidates ‒ running for either Mayor or Councillor ‒ are required to register with the municipality prior to accepting campaign contributions, under the Local Authorities Election Act.

The County’s Legislative and Legal Services is maintaining a registry of individuals who intend to run as a candidate in the Strathcona County 2017 municipal election.

The registry and the application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office -available online.

To register, candidates complete and submit the original application to Strathcona County, Legislative and Legal Services: 

Office Location: 3rd Floor, North Wing, Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park   

Mailing Address: 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 3W7

Candidates for the 2017 municipal election who accept campaign contributions are required to disclose:

  • full name and address
  • address where candidate records are maintained
  • names and addresses of financial institutions where campaign contributions are deposited
  • names of signing authorities for all institutions listed

Once the intention to run has been filed, candidates must report any information changes to Legislative and Legal Services in writing ‒ by email, mail or fax ‒ within 48 hours of the changes.

Alberta municipal elections will be held October 16, 2017. In Strathcona County, citizens will elect these positions: Mayor, Councillors (8), as well as school trustees ‒ all to serve a four-year term in office.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595