Election 2021 Candidates

Candidate Information

The following people have put their name into the 2021 election

Nominee Position
Jim Sands

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. 

Election Fact:

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.

See detailed Election Signage Location Map. Election signage can be posted starting on September 4 and must be taken down by October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Signs on private property are already permitted.  


Additional Election Information

The Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general.

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.

Additional Links/Resources:

Contact the Elections Office

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

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.

Election Forums

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.