We have created a video to inform potential candidates of the basic election processes, steps to become a candidate, and to provide an overview of candidacy requirements.
A person may file a nomination to become a candidate for a general election within the nomination 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 (September 20, 2021).
Nominations are now closed.
In past elections, this session predominantly focused on informing candidates of the election process, discussed election sign locations and answered any questions candidates may have. Due to recent health restrictions and ongoing pandemic, The City of Red Deer will not be hosting this information session. Election related information for voters and candidates can be found on elections.reddeer.ca. For any specific questions that are not answered on the website, contact us at email@example.com.
A forum is an opportunity for candidates to reach out to the public. Forums can take a couple of different shapes:
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.
Visit Election Forums for more information.
Nominations are signed by a minimum of five eligible voters and include the signed statement of the candidate. Nominations must be filed with the Returning Officer in the nomination period (starting January 1, 2021 and ending on 12 noon on Monday, September 20, 2021).