Election 2017

2017 Municipal Election Key Dates and Locations

In Alberta, General Municipal Elections are conducted every four years, under the provisions of the Local Authorities Election Act. Municipal and School Division elections are regulated by the Town of Blackfalds Municipal Elections Bylaw 1160.13 passed under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act.


Nomination Day

Monday, September 18
10:00am to 12:00pm

Town Office
5018 Waghorn St
Council Chambers

Unofficial List of Candidates

All Candidate Forum

Monday, September 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Main Hall, Blackfalds Community Centre
4810 Womacks Road
Hosted by: Blackfalds Chamber of Commerce

Mobile Poll for Incapacitated Voter Pre-Registration Deadline

October 4 - 14 (Must request at least 48 hours prior to end of advance poll #2)

Ph 403.885.6248

Advance Poll #1

Wednesday October 4
10:00am to 8:00pm

Town Office
5018 Waghorn St
Council Chambers

Advance Poll #2

Saturday October 14
10:00am to 8:00pm

Town Office
5018 Waghorn St
Council Chambers

Election Day

Monday October 16
10:00am to 8:00pm

Blackfalds Community Centre


Voter Eligibility and Information

As part of the municipal general elections, Albertans vote for their school board trustees. A general election takes place once every four years. School Boards have important information about general election procedures, forms and regulations for school authorities.

School Board Elections

2017 Election Workers

The Town of Blackfalds is currently seeking workers for the Monday, October 16, 2017, general municipal election.
Selected candidates will be required to manage the election process which includes greeting voters at their assigned voting stations, having strong organizational skills, asking questions of voters, assisting with the voting process, completing the required forms, and counting ballots at the end of the day. All election workers will work under the direction of the Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers, and will work with Town of Blackfalds Elections Staff.


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Attend a daytime election training session – approximately 3 hours
  • Be available to work ELECTION DAY, Monday October 16 2017.
  • Remain on-site for the duration of the election (9:30am to approximately 9:00pm ~or~ until such time as election results have been finalized)
  • Have above-average communication skills in the English language
  • Be comfortable working on a team
  • Be comfortable working with the public

See Election Worker Job Description

Download Application for Election Workers

For additional details, please contact Returning Officer, Betty Quinlan at 403.885.6248 or by email at elections@blackfalds.com

Contact the Elections Office

The local Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers are appointed by Town Council. These roles are responsible for all matters pertaining to the local organization and operation of the 2017 Local Authorities Election, and for enforcement of provisions of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Candidate packages are available at the Town Office, 5018 Waghorn Street during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm). Candidate Information and nomination forms are available online 24/7 for reference only.

Questions about the Town of Blackfalds Municipal Election may be directed to:

Returning Officer / Deputy Returning Officers
Town of Blackfalds - Election Office
Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0

Phone: 403.885.6248
email: elections@blackfalds.com

Please Note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections, and the requirements for nomination.

Countdown to Election