The following people have put their name into the 2021 election
Nomination Period and Forms
Candidates must file their nomination papers with the Returning Officer located at the Civic and Cultural Centre during regular office hours during the nomination period to run in the 2021 General Election on October 18, 2021. The Nomination Period commenced on Jan 1, 2021 and closes at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day, September 20, 2021.
Nominations are signed by a minimum of five eligible voters and must include the signed statement of the candidate.
*During the Covid-19 Pandemic the Town Office is closed to the public. Candidates must call and book an appointment with the Returning Officer to file the nomination papers.*
The Official Nomination Day Results will be sent out via media release.
Candidate Information, FAQ and Signage
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.
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 Substitute Returning Officer is 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.
Election forums are events hosted by various community groups, organizations, or businesses for the purpose of hearing from candidates for a specific office. Forum organizers are responsible to ensure the event meets all public health guidelines.
The Town of Blackfalds does not coordinate forums but provides this space for hosts to publish their events and for candidates and the public to learn about these opportunities. The format and structure are set by the host and may include the presentation of platforms, a moderated question/answer format, and/or opportunities for attendees to ask questions from the floor. Check back frequently as this page will be updated as forum dates are set.
If you would like to post about a forum that you are hosting, please contact us.