What are the duties of an Official Agent? Is an Official Agent required?

Under the Local Authorities Election Act, a candidate’s official agent is: authorized to incur campaign expenses and accept or solicit campaign contributions on behalf of the candidate; be present in the voting location on election day (unless a candidate or candidate scrutineer is present)  to observe the voting and make notice of objection as to voter eligibility; and may be present at an official recount of votes. Other duties of an official agent are those assigned by the candidate, according to Section 68.1. Provisions for being at the count of the ballot may not be available as the City of Chestermere uses tabulating machines.

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1. What are the duties of an Official Agent? Is an Official Agent required?
2. I have received an anonymous donation. How do I account for this?
3. What are the residency requirements for candidates?
4. Can a candidate put up campaign signage prior to Nomination Day?
5. Do I have to fill out a Notice of Intent?
6. Can I fax or email my nomination paper?
7. Do I get my nomination deposit back?
8. How many signatures are required on my nomination papers?
9. I’m not around on nomination day. Can I file my nomination papers earlier?
10. Is it possible to withdraw my nomination?
11. What are allowable election campaign expenses?
12. Are you allowed to campaign inside, outside or near a voting station on election day?