Lacombe County Candidate Information Guide (Coming Soon)
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- pdf Form 4 Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance (54 KB)
- pdf Form 5 Candidate Information (45 KB)
- pdf Form 26 Candidate Disclosure and Financial Statement (49 KB)
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-elections.aspx)
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta – A Candidate’s Guide
- Copies of the Acts may be obtained online from http://www.qp.alberta.ca/.
- Please refer to the Local Authorities Election Act for more information.
Thinking about running for Local Government?
- Ready for Her: A guide for women running for municipal office
- Roles and responsibilities of municipal officials
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors
- What Every Councillor Needs to Know!
** If you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, visit the EOEP Website (http://eoep.ca/home).
You can also refer to the "Running for Municipal Office Guide" (link here)
You May Run For The Office Of Municipal Councillor if:
- On the day of the Election, you are 18 years of age.
- At the time you submit your nomination papers, you are a Canadian citizen and have resided in Lacombe County for the 6 (six) consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day.
You May Not Run For Office Of Municipal Council If You:
- No one is eligible to become a candidate under any of the following circumstances:
- if you are the auditor of the municipality;
- if your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears (excluding indebtedness on current taxes, and indebtedness for arrears of taxes for which the person has entered into a consolidation agreement with the municipality);
- if you are in default for any other debt to the municipality in excess of $500 for more than 90 days; or
- if within the previous 10 years you have been convicted of an offense under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Election Act, Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, or the Canada Elections Act.
- MGA s.174(1)(c) - If you are a judge, Member of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada, or Member of the Legislative Assembly, you must resign that position before you take office as a member of a municipal council.
- LAEA s.22(1.2) - A person will be ineligible for nomination if they have failed to comply with the campaign finance and disclosure requirements of the LAEA and:
- the secretary (chief administrative officer) transmitted a report in respect to that person, and/or
- the court did not dispense with, or extend the time for compliance.
- A person is deemed to be ineligible under these circumstances for either an eight-year period following the day that a report was transmitted by the secretary or a three-year period following the day the disclosure statement was filed with the municipality (whichever period expires first).
Section 68.1(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act states that:
On the nomination form, you may choose to appoint an elector to be your official agent. This person may act as the signing authority for the campaign bank account and manage aspects of your campaign as directed by you. No candidate may act as an official agent for another candidate.
If you have appointed an official agent, you must include the information on the candidate’s nomination form. If, at any time, the information changes or there is a need to appoint a new official agent, the candidate is required to notify the returning officer immediately.