peace river election

2017 Municipal Election

So you want to run for Town Council? Great!

Being a local elected official can be an extremely meaningful way to contribute to the well-being of your community, it’s also a commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you go any further we suggest you familiarize yourself with the Province of Alberta’s municipal election website.

Nomination Day is September 18
Advance Polls are October 5 & 12
Incapacitated voting is October 13
Election Day is October 16

Also you should download and read our Election Handbook.

Election Handbook (PDF – 785KB)

Please note that candidates are responsible for understanding the requirements, legislation, and bylaws concerning elections, including candidate registration, nomination, eligibility, campaigning restrictions, campaign signs, election offences, and prohibitions at voting stations.

Copies of the Local Authorities Election Act can be obtained through Alberta Queen’s Printer.

Please check back here often as this page will be frequently updated with information for prospective candidates for the 2017 General Election as updates become available.

If you are successfully elected you will be required to attend a two day training session hosted by the Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency (MMSA) taking place all day on November 3 and 4, 2017.

Election Candidate Registration

In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, the Town of Peace River will be maintaining a registry of individuals that intend to be candidates in future elections on or after January 1, 2014.

This information, including your name, will be publicly disclosed online on the Town’s website

If someone wishes to run in future Town of Peace River elections and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Town under Section 147.21 of the Act before accepting any campaign contributions.

The future candidate must disclose their intent to run by providing the following information using the form below:

  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 institutions listed.

Changes to any of the information within the registry must be reported to the Town of Peace River 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.

To get a copy either come into Town Hall (9911 – 100 St.) during regular business hours (M-F 9am-4:30pm) and ask for one, or you can request an electronic copy by submitting your name and email below.