Candidate Information

What You Need to Know

Are you planning on running for office in the 2021 municipal election? Below are the basic eligibility requirements to run for municipal office in Alberta. An individual is eligible for nomination if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • 18 years of age on or before Nomination Day (Jan. 1, 2021)
  • A Canadian Citizen
  • Lived in Alberta for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day (since April 18, 2021)
  • A resident of the City of Wetaskiwin for six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day
  • Are not ineligible or disqualified for any other reason (as outlined in the Candidate Information Package)
For full details please read the Candidate Information Package (pdf).

Important Dates

Candidates, please take notice of the following dates:
  • January 1 to September 20, 2021: Campaign period
  • October 18, 2021: Election Day (Advanced voting days will be announced when they are finalized)
  • March 1, 2022: Deadline to submit Campaign Disclosure Statements
Recent amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act have come into full force. Please review the following attachments to become familiar with the changes:

Candidate Campaign Disclosure Statements

All candidates are required pursuant to the Local Authorities Election Act to submit Campaign Disclosure Statements regardless of whether they self-funded, received campaign contributions, or did not have any campaign expenses.

For all contributions over $50, candidates must submit the names of those who made the contribution with their statement. 

Resources

Contacts

If you require additional information please contact Sue Howard—City Manager—at sue.howard@wetaskiwin.caPlease check back on a regular basis as we will continue to publish additional election information as it becomes available.


For specific wording of Province of Alberta legislation, please reference the Local Authorities Election Act of Alberta.

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