The Town of Canmore municipal election will be held October 16, 2017. Nomination day is September 18, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.
Electors will be voting for one mayor and six town councillors.
Qualifications of a Candidate
A person may be nominated as a candidate in the Canmore municipal election if, on Nomination Day, the person is:
- 18 years of age or older,
- A Canadian citizen,
- A resident of Canmore for the six consecutive months immediate preceding Nomination Day (since March 18, 2017), and
- Not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.
Sections 22 – 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act set out under what circumstances a person is not eligible for nomination. Anyone submitting a nomination is responsible for ensuring they are not in violation of any condition of eligibility.
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.
- Application for Registration of a Notice of Intent to become a Candidate for Municipal Office
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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.
- Download the pdf Town of Canmore 2017 Candidate Information Guide (2.61 MB) for information about deciding to run, nominations, campaigning, and other election and information resources.
- Visit the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) election support hub at https://auma.ca/advocacy-services/programs-initiatives/election-supports-hub for campaigning support.
- Attend a free training course. The Society of Local Government Managers, in partnership with Alberta Municipal Affairs, is offering five training sessions for potential candidates and their workers. The sessions are free, but attendees must register. Sessions are being held in locations across Alberta. Visit www.albertaleaders.ca for more information.
NEW! Candidate Awareness
Nomination day is Monday, September 18, 2017 between 10 a.m. and noon. Anyone wishing to run for office must submit a complete pdf Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance (303 KB) , 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.
In accordance with the pdf Town of Canmore's Candidate Nominations Bylaw (162 KB) , a minimum of 25 eligible Canmore electors must provide their names, street addresses and signatures on a candidate's nomination paper. Nomination papers must be accompanied by a $100 deposit provided in cash, 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, or
- you withdraw as a candidate in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act.
Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7 Avenue
Returning Officer: Cheryl Hyde