Yes. You can view nomination papers at any time after the commencement of the nomination period until the term of office to which the filed nomination papers relate has expired. A person may request to examine the filed nomination papers during regular business hours and in the presence of the returning officer.
Contact us to make an appointment with the Returning Officer to view nomination papers.
Yes. If you have concerns, contact us for information on the steps you will need to take.
A recount may be made if the Returning Officer is shown reasonable grounds by a candidate, official agent or a scrutineer that the count of votes is inaccurate. The Returning Officer may also consider a recount based on the number of rejected ballots, valid ballots objected to, or any administrative or technical errors. For more information on recount, see Local Authorities Election Act.
If a count results in a tie, the Returning Officer will write the names of those candidates in the tie on separate pieces of paper and will "draw a name from a hat". The name on the paper pulled from the hat is considered to receive one more vote. For more information see section 99 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Yes; however, if that person has been convicted of an election offence (federal, provincial or local) within the past 10 years, they are not allowed to run in the Election. Ineligibility to run in a local Election is outlined in the Local Authorities Election Act.
No. The City of Red Deer does not compile a list of voters and so does not have a voter list available to share with candidates.
Under the Local Authorities Election Act, municipalities may pass a bylaw to prepare a list of electors who are entitled to vote in an election, but are not required to do so. The City of Red Deer did not pass a bylaw to prepare a list of electors who are entitled to vote in an election. If The City were to prepare a voter list, it would need to conduct an enumeration of electors in the city. The list of electors would be provided to a candidate, upon request, the day after nominations may be withdrawn as per the Local Authorities Election Act.