Information for Candidates

Register to Collect Campaign Contributions

If you intend to run for office in 2017, you must register with the Town’s municipal clerk before you accept campaign contributions. This does not apply to a candidate whose entire election campaign is funded exclusively out of the candidate's own funds up to a maximum of $10,000. 

To register, print and complete the following form.  Your signature must be witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths.  Commissioner for Oaths services are available for no cost at the Town of Canmore Civic Centre reception desk. Forward your completed form to Cheryl Hyde, Municipal Clerk, Town of Canmore Civic Centre. Information contained within the registry is public.

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The application requires you to swear you have read several sections of the Local Authorities Election Act, which you can view online here

Candidate Information Guide

Download the pdf Town of Canmore 2017 Candidate Information Guide (2.61 MB) for information information about:

  • Deciding to run
  • Candidate nominations
  • Campaigning
  • Town of Canmore election and information resources

Nomination Day

Nomination day is Monday, September 18, 2017 between 10 a.m. and noon. Anyone wishing to run for office must submit a complete Nomination and Candidate’s Acceptance form, in person or by proxy, at the Canmore Civic Centre during the hours set out for nomination day. Email, mail, and fax versions are not accepted.

A minimum of 25 eligible Canmore electors must provide their names, street addresses and signatures on your nomination paper. Nomination papers must be accompanied by a $100 deposit provided in case, by certified cheque, or by money order. Deposits will be returned if:

  • you are elected
  • you obtain a number of votes at least equal to one half of the total number of votes cast for the candidate elected to office with the least number of votes
  • you withdraw as a candidate in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act

pdf Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance  (303 KB)

  pdf Town of Canmore Candidate Nominations Bylaw 2013-12 (162 KB)