Municipal Election 2021

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2021

 

 


General Information: (Information will be updated on a regular basis, please take the time to review regularly)

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) specifies a general election shall conducted every four (4) years. The municipal election for the Council of the Town of Sundre will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Sundre Community Centre. Please watch this website and local newspaper for further information.

The general municipal election will fill seven (7) seats; 1 for Mayor and 6 Councillors.

Two (2) Candidate Orientation sessions will be scheduled. Please watch for Dates, Times and Location in the local paper and on the Town’s website.

Covid-19:

The Town of Sundre, in compliance to provincial Covid-19 restrictions, requires the public entering the Town of Sundre Administration Office to wear a mask. One-on-one meetings with the Returning Officer to submit nomination packages, or for any other questions are by appointment only. Please call (403) 638-3551 to make these arrangements.

Questions & Online Access to Information:

Questions may be directed to the Returning Officer, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by phone (403) 638-3551 or email: townmail@sundre.com

Candidates and the public may access the Alberta Government’s website (see link below) for information in regard to Municipal Elections – Overview; Nomination Forms; and A Candidate’s Guide – Running for Municipal Office in Alberta; Legislation.

 

Alternatively, the Candidate’s Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta and Nomination forms may be picked-up at the Town of Sundre Administration Office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or, may access the package on the Town of Sundre website: www.sundre.com > Your Government > Municipal Election 2021

PDF copies of provincial legislation are available through the Alberta Queen’s Printer website (see below) in regard to the Alberta Election Act; the Alberta Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act; Local Authorities Election Act; and the Municipal Government Act.  Please take the time to review this legislation. Alternatively, printed copies can be obtained by contacting the Alberta Queen’s Printer, 10611 – 98 Avenue, 5th Floor Park Plaza, Edmonton AB T5K 2P7 or by phone: (780) 427-4952

https://www.qp.alberta.ca

Forms
 
Candidates are required to file the following forms with the Returning Officer:
 
 
 
 
Printable online versions of the forms listed above can be found at:  https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-elections-overview.aspx
 

All candidates are required under section 147.4(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act to file campaign disclosure statements (Form 26) with the Returning Officer or Secretary of the local jurisdiction (Town of Sundre) no later than March 1, 2022. Please see the Candidate’s Guide or the Local Authorities Election Act for more information.

Campaign Signage:

Campaign signage is regulated under the Part 1 of Land Use Bylaw 2018-10. A development permit is not required, and is subject to the following:

S.1.11    Development Not Requiring a Development Permit

1)        No Development Permit is required under this Bylaw in respect of the following, provided that such developments shall comply with the regulations of this Bylaw where applicable:

s.s.h)           One (1) temporary, portable on-site free standing or fascia sign when properly erected and secured, and intended for:

(v)    Identifying a political campaign, provided the sign is displayed for no more than 45 days prior to the end of the campaign, is removed within 7 days of the end of said campaign, and is not higher than one (1) meter with a maximum copy area of 1.5 sq. meters.

Please note: before placing campaign signs on private property (residential, commercial or industrial), candidates must obtain permission to do so from the property owner.

Town of Sundre Municipal Election Contacts:

Email: townmail@sundre.com

Returning Officer, Betty Ann Fountain (403) 638-3551

 

Important Dates and Locations:

 


 Nomination Period
 January 4-September 17, 2021
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Town of Sundre Administration Building
717 Main Avenue West
 
 Nomination Day
 Monday, September 20, 2021
10:00 AM - Noon
Town of Sundre Administration Building
717 Main Avenue West
 Candidate Orientation Sessions
 To be determined
 Advance Institutional & Incapacitated Vote
 Thursday, October 7, 2021 
12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM
Sundre Community Centre- #3, 96 2 AV NW       
Institutions
 
 Election Day
 Monday, October 18, 2021
8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Sundre Community Centre
#3, 96 2 AV NW

 Release of Official Results
 October 22, 2021
 Swearing In Ceremony & Organizational Meeting
 October 25, 2021
 Campaign Disclosure Filing Date
 March 1, 2022