Nomination of Candidates

Nomination of Candidates

To be eligible for nomination, candidates must, on Nomination Day, be:

  1. At least 18 years old;
  2. A Canadian citizen;
  3. An Alberta resident on Election Day;
  4. A resident in Beaver County and in the Division in which you are being nominated for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day;
  5. Not otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Act.

Click here for the prescribed Nomination Form.  The Form must be filed before noon on Monday, September 20, 2021.    

The Nomination Form must be signed by the candidate and commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths.  A nomination deposit of $100 must accompany the Nomination Form in the form of debit or credit card, money order, certified cheque, or cash.  The deposit may be returned in accordance with Section 30 of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).

It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the Nomination Form is filed in accordance with the Act.

The Returning Officer must review and sign the Nomination Form before it can be accepted.  Note that the Returning Officer shall not accept a nomination that is not completed in the prescribed form, is not signed by at least the minimum number of required persons, is not sworn or affirmed by the candidate, or is not accompanied by the required deposit.

Nomination forms will be accepted by mail or personal delivery at the Beaver County Services Centre at Box 140, Ryley, T0B 4A0 or 5120 – 50th Street, Ryley.  At this time, until public health restrictions are lifted, the Services Centre is CLOSED to the public.  If your Nomination Form is complete and you do not need to meet with the Returning Officer, it may be mailed or submitted via the Drop Box to the right of the main door.

If you wish to submit your Nomination Form in person, please make an appointment with the Returning Officer.

To determine who is eligible to nominate a candidate, please review Section 27 of the LAEANote that a candidate must file a Nomination Form before accepting any contributions or incurring any campaign expenses.  For more information regarding campaign finances, refer to Part 5.1 of the LAEA.

Candidates must also file a Candidate Financial Information form.  Click here for a copy of the Form.

A candidate may appoint an elector to be either the candidate's official agent or scrutineer.  Click here for the required Form.  A copy of this Form must be in the possession of the agent or scrutineer when performing his/her duties.

NOTE: A candidate may wish to campaign while the public health restrictions regarding COVID-19 are in effect.  Alberta Health Services has issued Guidance for Canvassing and Campaigning to assist candidates, campaign staff, and volunteers to understand their responsibilities while carrying out these activities.

For additional information, please contact Margaret Jones, Returning Officer, at 780-663-3730 or mjones@beaver.ab.ca or Cindy Cox, Substitute Returning Officer, at 780-663-3730 or cindy@beaver.ab.ca.