What is City Council’s role?
City Council provides the City with Strategic direction and leadership. There are six Councillors and one Mayor who work together to fulfill this job.
Being a Council member is a four year commitment and requires that Councillors and Mayor attend Council Meetings, various committee and board meetings, conferences, conventions, and training workshops as well as other events promoting the City of Wetaskiwin.
Am I eligible to be elected to City Council?
Being eligible to become a candidate for City Council is simple: you must be at least 18 years of age on Nomination Day, September 18, 2017, you must be a Canadian citizen, and you must have been resident of the City of Wetaskiwin for the six consecutive months preceding Nomination Day, September 18, 2017.
Please download a Nomination Package here. The package contains vital information you will need to know regarding becoming a Candidate and running for election. Please check back for updates as the Nomination Package is subject to change.
What do I need to do to become a Candidate?
If you would like to become a candidate please note that due to changes to the Local Authority Elections Act, all individuals who wish to run for Council must register prior to accepting any monetary or in-kind campaign contributions.
Please fill out a Registration of Intent to become a Candidate Form found here and return the completed form to Lucien Cloutier, Returning Officer.
Once you have registered you intent to become a candidate you may start accepting contributions for your campaign and you may register officially as a candidate on Nomination Day. Please note that to register as a candidate you are not required to register your intent, registering your intent is only required if you plan on accepting monetary or in-kind campaign contributions.
If you wish to submit nomination papers and officially become a Candidate, you must do so on Nomination Day, September 18, 2017, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. If you are not available to submit your nomination papers yourself, someone may file the nomination papers on your behalf. Keep in mind that papers must be delivered in person; they cannot be faxed or emailed in.
If you are having someone submit nomination papers on your behalf they must be commissioned by a Commissioner of Oaths prior to being submitted on nomination day.
Find the Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance form here.
Please check back regularly as information on this page is subject to change and/or additional information may be posted.
The above information is provided as a courtesy to potential candidates and the City of Wetaskiwin is in no way responsible for errors or omissions. Please consult the Local Authorities Election Act as a comprehensive guide to the election. It is the responsibility of the candidates to read and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning this election.
Local Authorities Election Act
Municipal Affairs Election Page