The next General Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017
Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017
Voters will elect:
- One (1) Mayor
- One (1) Councillor for each of the 8 Divisions
2017 Election Candidate Registry
In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, Yellowhead County will be maintaining a registry of individuals that intend to be candidates in future elections on or after January 1, 2014. If someone wishes to run in future Yellowhead County elections and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Act, before accepting any campaign contributions.
The future candidate must disclose his/her intent to run by providing;
- 1.full name and address,
- 2.location (s) where records of the candidate are maintained, and where any communications may be addressed,
- 3.names and addresses of financial institutions to be used for the purpose of depositing campaign contributions,
- 4.names of the signing authorities for all of the institutions listed.
Changes to any of the information within the registry must be reported to the Municipality within 48 hours of the changes taking effect in writing by mail, fax or electronic mail. Please be advised that the information contained within the directory is public.
Municipal Election Finance and Contribution Disclosure
Local Authorities Election Act Section 147.1
Please Note: This information provides an overview, but is not a substitute for the detail contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for understanding the legislation and bylaws concerning elections.
All municipal election candidates are required to file a Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement pursuant to section 147.4(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act unless a candidate funds the campaign entirely from their funds, to a maximum allowable amount being $10,000 (section 147.11).
If you self-funded your campaign, please inform the Returning Officer of this fact in writing to avoid being noted as having failed to provide the Campaign Disclosure Statement. The Returning Officer has no way of knowing that you self-funded your campaign without written notice from you. An Election Self-Funded Campaign Voluntary Statement is available from the Yellowhead County website.
Resources for Running in the 2017 Election
- Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance (Form 3)
- Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office (Form 3A)
- Self Funded Campaign Voluntary Statement
For more information on the election contact Returning Officer Tracy Parker
email email@example.com or call 1-800-665-6030 or 780-723-4800