Candidate Nomination Process

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Candidate Eligibility

A candidate must be eligible to vote in the election. This means:

  • Be at least 18 years old,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Reside in Rocky View County on Election Day,
  • Reside in Rocky View County for the six months before Nomination Day, September 20, 2021, and
  • Reside in the division they are running in.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to meet all the qualifications of candidacy and are eligible to run in the election as per the Local Authorities Election Act.


Nomination Requirements

Candidates who seek nomination for office are required to complete the following forms and submit a deposit of $100:

Nominations must be signed by a minimum of five electors. Original signatures are required. Digital signatures or scanned forms will not be accepted.

These electors must be residents of the local jurisdiction on the date they signed the form, eligible to vote in the election, and be a resident of the division for which the candidate is being nominated.

Nomination papers are to be filed at the County Hall during the nomination period from Monday, January 4 until noon September 20, 2021.

All candidates are required to officially register with the municipality before they accept any campaign contributions prior to Nomination Day.

Note: Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To open the form:

  1. Download and Save the PDF form to your computer
  2. Open the saved PDF form from your computer with Adobe Reader.

Submitting Nomination Papers

There are three options for submitting your nomination papers which are to include all completed forms and your deposit. Make sure to mark your package “ELECTION”.

1. By Secure 24 Hour Drop Box
Completed forms and deposit can be dropped off in the County Hall secure drop box.

No cash or personal cheques please. The deposit can also be paid by credit card. Please indicate on a note with the application that the payment is to be made using a credit card, and a representative from the Elections Office will contact the candidate via phone to collect the necessary information.

2. By Mail or Courier
Send completed forms and deposit by regular or registered mail, or courier, to:

Rocky View County
262075 Rocky View Point
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0X2

No cash or personal cheques please. The deposit can also be paid by credit card. Please indicate on a note with the application that the payment is to be made using a credit card, and a representative from the Elections Office will contact the candidate via phone to collect the necessary information.

3. In-person By Appointment
Although County Hall has generally reopened to the public, a candidate (or their representative) must book an appointment in advance to submit nomination papers in person. Email elections@rockyview.ca. Currently the Alberta Health guidelines related to the mandatory use of face masks and physical distancing requirements remain in place.

For Nominations submitted in person, your deposit can be paid by cash, debit, credit or certified cheques or money orders, payable to “Rocky View County”. No personal cheques please.


Viewing Nomination Papers

Any person may view submitted nomination papers in-person by booking an appointment in advance. Email elections@rockyview.ca.

Currently the Alberta Health guidelines related to the mandatory use of face masks and physical distancing requirements remain in place.


Candidate Withdrawals

A candidate may withdraw their nomination at any time during the nomination period from Monday, January 4 until noon September 20, 2021, and up to 24 hours after the close of nominations if, after one or more candidates have withdrawn, the number of remaining candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies available.

If, at the close of nominations, the number of nominations received equals the number required to be elected, the Returning Officer shall not accept withdrawals.

A candidate withdrawing their nomination are required to provide their withdrawal in writing to the Returning Officer, including the person’s name and office for which they were nominated, and be dated and signed by the candidate.

The person’s withdrawal is effective on the date the written notice is received by the Returning Officer.


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the Act and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.

Contact

403.230.1401
elections@rockyview.ca

262075 Rocky View Point
Rocky View County, AB
T4A 0X2