All candidates must register with the Municipal Election Office. If you intend to run as a candidate for municipal office or school board trustee, prior to accepting campaign contributions, or using funds or donations for the purpose of campaigning, the respective form is required at registration:
Candidate Information packages are available at the Town office.
Information for Potential Candidates
The current Council have approved a new Council Remuneration Policy, which will take effect on October 17, 2017 (in conjunction with the newly elected Council swearing in ceremony). Please ensure you review this policy as it plays a major role in the relation between a daily schedule and a Councillors schedule.
Please note: To help ensure a fair election, if the Town of Blackfalds provides written information to any candidate, that same information will be shared with all candidates. Where it might be of Town-wide interest, we will also post that information on our website.
Candidates are not permitted to use any Town branding. Use of the Town logo and branding is exclusive to the Town.
Candidate Information and Nomination Forms
In order to be nominated you must visit the Town office (Council Chambers) on September 18, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and noon to file all your nomination forms:
If you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, see the attached document below, or visit the Municipal Affairs website at www.eoep.ca.
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
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.