The nomination period will conclude on Nomination Day (September 20) at 12 p.m. Candidates may drop off their completed nomination papers (Form 4 and Form 5) at the Brazeau County Administration Office until that time.
On September 20 from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. the Returning Officer will be at the Brazeau County Administration Office accepting nomination papers for the October 18 Municipal Election. Local Authorities Election Act S. 27 sets out the requirements for filing nomination papers.
Within 48 hours after the close of nominations the Returning Officer will post the names of the candidates and the offices they are nominated for at the Brazeau County Administration Office. The candidates will also be posted on the Brazeau County website.
The nomination period runs from Jan. 1, 2021 until 12 p.m. on September 20, 2021. Interested persons may drop off completed nomination forms to the Brazeau County Office during regular business hours during the nomination period. Prior to dropping off nomination papers candidates are strong encouraged to first contact Returning Officer Donna Palmer at or 780-621-6959 to go over any questions and ensure forms are filled out completely.
BRAZEAU COUNTY RESROUCES FOR CANDIDATES
Brazeau County has created two packages for candidates. These packages provide general information on what is involved in being a candidate and some of the things to expect if elected.
You will find Brazeau County’s nomination package here.
You will find Brazeau County’s candidate package here.
In order to become a candidate in the municipal election the forms linked below must be filled out completely and submitted to the Returning Officer or Substitute Returning Officer prior to the close of nominations at 12 p.m. on September 20, 2021. Please contact Returning Officer Donna Palmer at 780-621-6959 prior to dropping of nomination forms to ensure all required information has been filled in, or to answer any questions.
Click here for Form 4 (Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance) and Form 5 (Candidate Finance Information).
LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT
The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal elections in Alberta. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the Act ahead of any fundraising, campaigning and Election Day. In 2020 several changes to the LAEA came into effect, including to campaign financing, even for those who are self-funding their campaigns. It is the responsibility of a candidate and their campaign team to be familiar with the Act and ensure they are following all legislated requirements.
The LAEA can be found through the Alberta Queen’s Printer here.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CANDIDATES
Municipal Affairs has many 2021 Municipal Election resources, including a candidate guidebook, available on its election website here.
The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is also offering resources for candidates on its website: https://rmalberta.com/advocacy/running-for-municipal-office/. Resources include a number of videos for candidates, as well as a candidate’s guide and information related to being an elected official.