Are you thinking about running for office? Find out what you need to know to run.
All candidates must be eligible to vote in the election and must be:
Review the qualifications, ineligibility and disqualification for the office you are running for:
Candidates are subject to further requirements outlined in the Local Authorities Election Act and School Trustee candidates have additional requirements under the Education Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the Local Authorities Election Act and Education Act and, if required, obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.
Familiarize yourself with the Office you are interested in running for:
All candidates are required to complete:
Forms must be submitted to the Returning Officer before 12 noon on Nomination Day (September 20, 2021). There is no deposit that is required to file your nomination papers for the office that you are running for.
For a list of forms, visit Resources.
Candidate biographies are optional; however, a biography does provide the voters the reason why you are running for office, what you hope to accomplish when in office and the qualities that make you the best candidate.
A form will be provided to all candidates to collect their candidate profile. You may prepare the following information in advance:
Candidates will be contacted at a future date to submit their candidate profile for publishing on elections.reddeer.ca.
A person may file a nomination to become a candidate for a general election, within the period beginning on January 1 in a year in which a general election is to be held and ending at 12 noon on nomination day.
All candidates must file their nomination papers (Form - 4 Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance and Form 5 - Candidate Financial Information) with Returning Officer by 12 noon on Nomination Day (Monday, September 20, 2021). There is no deposit that is required to file your nomination papers for the office that you are running for.
Contact us to make an appointment with the Returning Officer to file your nomination papers.
All candidates must declare campaign contributions and expenses and the resulting surplus or deficit by using Form 26 - Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement. For more information check out Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement section.