Information for Potential Candidates
Planning on running in the 2017 Municipal Election? Here is some important information for you.
- The term of office for all elected candidates is four years.
- The positions of the Mayor and Council at the City of Lacombe are deemed "at-large" positions, which means that each individual elected represents Lacombe as a whole, and not a particular ward or section of the community. One (1) Mayor candidate, and six (6) Councillor candidates are elected from over 9,000 city-wide eligible voters.
Potential candidates can best familiarize themselves by talking to members of Council or Administration; by spending some time reading Council minutes and agendas, and by reviewing the City of Lacombe website for more information.
Potential candidates are welcome to attend upcoming Council meetings, as are all members of the public. The meeting schedules are posted here: http://www.lacombe.ca/home/showdocument?id=5603
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta Guide for Candidates-2017. 2017 Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - A Candidate's Guide.pdf
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors: http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/documents/Pecuniary_interest_%202017.pdf
- Council Remuneration Policy
- Council Code of Conduct Policy Council Code of Conduct Policy.pdf
- Candidate Forum (managed by the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce)
Candidate Information and Nomination Forms
- Registration of Candidates
- Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office (Form 3A)
- Nomination Eligibility and Filing of Nomination Papers
- Nomination Form (Form 3)
- Election Legislation (Local Authorities Election Act)
- Common questions and answers
Campaign Information and Forms
- Use of City of Lacombe Logo in Election Campaign
- Campaign Advertising
- Campaign Signs
- Form 7A: Enumerator, Candidate or Official Agent Proof of ID
- Form 7B: Campaign Worker Proof of ID
- Form 10: Statement of Scrutineer or Official Agent
- Form 21: Campaign Disclosure Statement & Financial Statement
- Now that You’ve Been Elected
- Prospective Candidate Workshops (T.B.A.)
- Roles and Responsibilities of Officials in A Local Government
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 Alberta Government Municipal Affairs website at http://eoep.ca/home.
The Local Authorities Election Act (http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/L21.pdf) and the Municipal Government Act (http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/m26.pdf) are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general. Additional websites that may be of interest:
Please Note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections, and the requirements for nomination.