Residents of municipalities across Alberta will go to the polls this October to cast their votes for City Council and Mayoral candidates.
Before that can happen however, candidates must submit completed nomination packages and officially register with the municipal Returning Officer.
The deadline for candidates to submit their nomination papers is noon on September 20, 2021.
For those who haven’t yet decided whether or not they should run, the City is offering a variety of resources at www.chestermere.ca/election.
Interested individuals can also connect directly with Chestermere’s Returning Officer, Noshy Karbani by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If candidates wish to visit in person, the Election Office is located at City Hall and is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Residents who have decided that they will run for Council must submit:
- a completed Nomination Form containing at least 50 signatures from eligible electors for those running for Mayor and at least 20 signatures from eligible electors for those running for Councillor,
- the candidate’s signature (which must be in their original form),
- a Contact Information Form, and
- a deposit of $250 (which may be provided in cash, money order or certified cheque payable to the City of Chestermere) to the Returning Officer on September 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at City Hall.
Once the Nomination Day papers have been compiled, the City will release the list of candidates and the campaign season will officially begin.
Information for voters, including dates of forums and voter eligibility, is available at chestermere.ca/election.