Important Dates for Candidates

Nomination Day

Nominations for Mayor, Councillors, Public School Trustees and Catholic School Trustees will be accepted on

Monday, September 18, 2017
8 a.m - 12 p.m.

For more information on Nomination Day click here


Election Forums

A forum is an opportunity for candidates to reach out to the public. Forums can take a couple of different shapes:

  • It may involve candidates being asked to present their platforms.
  • It may be a question/answer format where members of the public can ask questions to the candidates.

Forums are hosted by business/special interest groups and are not a part of the legislated election process. The City is not involved in coordinating these events.

As we are notified of election forums, they will be posted below. To provide information about an Election Forum you are hosting, please Contact Us.

Other Important Dates 


Pre-Nomination Candidate Meeting
(two meeting options)

Wednesday, August 30 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Crimson Star Boardroom, 2nd Floor at City Hall
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Nomination Day Monday, September 18 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Various locations.
See Nomination Day for more information
Candidate's Information Meeting Thursday, September 28 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. TBA
Advance Vote Dates Saturday, September 30
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
(4525 - 47A Avenue, Stewart Discovery Room)
Election Day Monday, October 16 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  

Election Fact:

Did you know that registration and nomination are not the same thing?

Registration alerts voters that you are either accepting campaign contributions or that your campaign is self-funded. Candidates must register with the Returning Officer before accepting any campaign contributions. Self-funded candidates may choose to register. 

Nomination papers are signed by a minimum of five eligible voters and includes the signed statement of the candidate. This form must be filed with the Returning Officer between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at one of the designated locations. 4914 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta