Voters in Flagstaff County and municipalities across Alberta will go to the polls on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Nomination Day is four weeks earlier on Monday, September 18, 2017.
For a map of the Electoral Districts in Flagstaff County, click here.
You are eligible to vote if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
- At least 18 years of age
- Canadian citizen
- Lived in Alberta for six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day
- Resident of Flagstaff County
- Provided the required proof of eligibility as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
You are eligible to run as a candidate if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
- At least 18 years of age on Nomination Day
- Canadian citizen
- Resident of the local jurisdiction for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day
- In a municipality with a ward system, you must be a resident of the ward or the electoral division in which you intend to run for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day.
You are not eligible to become a candidate under any of the following circumstances:
- If you are the auditor of the municipality
- If your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears (excluding indebtedness on current taxes, and indebtedness for arrears of taxes for which the person has entered into a consolidation agreement with the municipality
- If you are in default for any other debt to the municipality in excess of $500 for more than 90 days or
- If within the previous 10 years you have been convicted of an offense under the Local Authorities Election Act, or the Canada Elections Act.
If you are a judge, Member of Parliament, Senator, or Member of the Legislative Assembly, you must resign that position before you take office as a member of council. If a person failed to comply with the requirements in the LAEA as they relate to campaign finance and disclosure and the secretary (chief administrative officer) transmitted a report in respect to that person, and/or the Court did not dispense with, or extend the time for compliance with respect to campaign finance and disclosure, a person is deemed to be ineligible. A person is deemed to be ineligible under these circumstances for either an eight-year period following the day that a report was transmitted by the secretary, or a three-year period following the day the disclosure statement was filed with the municipality (which ever period expires first).
NOTE: If you are a municipal employee and you wish to run for municipal office, you must take a leave of absence as outlined in the LAEA. You may notify your employer on or after July 1 in the election year (on or after the day council passes a resolution setting Election Day in the case of a byelection) but before the last working day prior to Nomination Day.
If you are a Prospective Candidate looking for information about running for local office, please refer to the following:
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Candidate's Guide
- Form 3: Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance (Mandatory)
- Form 3A: Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office
- Form 21: Campaign Disclosure and Financial Statement
- Pertinent sections of the Local Authorities Election Act
For women running for municipal office, the Alberta government offers the following helpful info:
All forms required under the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) for Returning Officers and prospective candidates are available by following the link below.
All electors are required to show identification, which contains proof of identity and current residence in order to vote.
Legislation and Regulations
- Roles and Responsibilities of Officials in Local Government
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors
- Frequently Asked Questions about Municipal Elections
If you have additional questions, please contact the Municipal Services Branch of Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225, toll-free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first, and ask to speak with a Municipal Advisor who can assist you with your questions or direct you to the appropriate contact.