Candidate Eligibility

In order to qualify for nomination as a councilor, a person is not required to be a resident of the summer village but must be entitled to vote in the election and have been a resident of Alberta for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding election day.

To be eligible to vote in the election a candidate must:

  • Be at least 18 years old,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Reside in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is
    located in the Summer Village of Waiparous on election day.
  • Be named on a certificate of title as the person who owns property
    within the summer village, or is the spouse or adult interdependent partner of a person named on a certificate of title as the person who owns property within the summer village.
  • not otherwise be ineligible or disqualified.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to meet all the qualifications of candidacy and are eligible to run in the election as per the Local Authorities Election Act.

Nomination Requirements

Candidates who seek nomination for office are required to complete the following forms:

If you have trouble seeing Form 4 or Form 5 online download the form to your computer and open from your computer.

Nominations must be signed by a minimum of five electors. Original signatures are required. Digital signatures or scanned forms will not be accepted.

These electors must be eligible to vote in the Summer Village of Waiparous on the date they signed the form.

Nomination papers are to be filed with the Returning Officer on July 24, 2021.

All candidates are required to officially register with the municipality before they accept any campaign contributions prior to Nomination Day.

Submitting Nomination Papers

Nomination forms must be handed in to the Returning officer between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday July 24, 2021.

Form 4  must be filled out completely including the name, address, and signature of 5 people eligible to vote in the election

Candidates MUST SIGN FORM 4 – the nomination form

If a candidate is not able to hand in the nomination forms on the prescribed date and time, you may have someone else hand it in for you. In this case only you MUST have your signature witness and stamped by a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public on Form 4.

Form 5 MUST also be submitted.

Nomination Forms cannot be mailed, faxed or sent electronically

Candidate Withdrawals

A candidate may withdraw their nomination up to 24 hours after the close of nominations if, after one or more candidates have withdrawn, the number of remaining candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies available.

If, at the close of nominations, the number of nominations received equals the number required to be elected, the Returning Officer shall not accept withdrawals.

A candidate withdrawing their nomination are required to provide their withdrawal in writing to the Returning Officer, including the person’s name and office for which they were nominated, and be dated and signed by the candidate.

The person’s withdrawal is effective on the date the written notice is received by the Returning Officer.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the Act and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.

 Please refer to the Government of Alberta website for more information.

Interested in Running for Office?

Check out the Guidebook “Running for Municipal Office” available from Municipal Affairs here

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