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 780-521-6959 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 below forms 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.
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.