For Candidates

Alberta Leaders Training

These training sessions ran by Alberta Leaders are offered in Calgary, Nisku, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie. They are designed to help candidates better understand the rigors and demands of elected office, while fostering ethical standards in the election campaign process. Click here to find out more.

Registration of Candidates

In preparations for the October 16, 2017 municipal election, prospective candidates are reminded of the requirement for registration of candidates as outlined in Section 147.21 of the Local Authorities Election Act, which came into force on January 1, 2014.

Section 147.21(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act states:
“No candidate may accept campaign contributions, including the funds of the candidate, unless the candidate is registered under this Act with the municipality in which the candidate intends to run”.

All candidates intending to fund-raise must register with the City of Camrose prior to collecting your first contribution. Although it is not a requirement for candidates who plan to self-fund their campaign to register, the Returning Officer is encouraging it in case you happen to receive a campaign contribution. Click here to download the Application for “Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office” (Form 3A).

Section 147.21(2) requires municipalities to maintain a register of candidates in relation to the election. When there is any change in the information provided by a candidate, the candidate is responsible for notifying the municipality within 48 hours of the change and the municipality will adjust the register accordingly (Section 147.21(3) of the LAEA). The information contained within the registry is public.

For additional information on campaign contributions, please reference the City of Camrose Guide for Municipal Candidates. 

Candidate Resources

 It is strongly recommended that candidates review the above documents and consult the Local Authorities Election Act available from the Alberta Queen’s Printer.