MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Municipal Elections occur across Alberta on October 16, 2017. If you are interested in running for Municipal Councillor in the M.D. of Peace No. 135, Nomination Day is September 18, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Being a municipal  councillor is a very meaningful way to contribute to the well-being of your community, but it is also a huge commitment of time and energy. Prospective candidates are responsible for understanding any legislation and requirements concerning municipal elections. Alberta Municipal Affairs election website provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in running for Council:  http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/mc_elections

There is free training available for someone considering running for municipal councillor:

 

The M.D. of Peace has compiled a Nomination Package that includes some of the information available on the Provincial government website, a description of many of the committees Council members are part of, as well as the actual Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance. You may stop in at the M.D. of Peace office at 5240 – 52 Avenue, Berwyn to obtain a Nomination Package or download the information here:  Nomination Pkge for 2017 Municipal Elections

Candidates must register with the Municipality if they intend to accept candidate contributions. If candidates entirely self-fund their campaign up to and including $10,000, they are not required to file a notice of intent to run with the municipality.  Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office.