Municipal Election

Nomination Period
The nomination period begins January 1, 2021 and runs until 12 noon on Nomination Day: Monday, September 20, 2021.

Election Day
Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021.

Each Council member serves a four-year term. The elected Council then appoints a Mayor from within, on an annual basis.

Candidate Information Guide/Nomination Package
The candidate information guide contains information on pertinent legislation, elected official positions, candidate eligibility, nomination procedures, campaigning, and voting procedures. This information is not a replacement for consulting the actual legislation or obtaining legal advice. There may be severe penalties, including fines and disqualification from elected office, if you are found to be in breach of any provisions.

A Candidate's Guide for running for Municipal Officer - 2021
Municipal Election Forms
    > Form 4 - Candidate's Acceptance and Nomination Paper
    > Form 5 - Candidate's Financial Information
Local Authorities Election Act
Bylaw No.957 - Council Code of Conduct
Bylaw No.971 - Appointing the CEO

Miscellaneous Candidate Information

Nomination Eligibility

You are eligible for nomination if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
    > You are eligible to vote in this election
    > You are a resident of the Town of Spirit River for six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day
    > You are not otherwise ineligible or disqualified
    > See Section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act for Ineligibility of Candidates.

Nominations will be received at the following location only. To ensure that the Returning Officer is availalbe to accept your nomination please call in advance to make arrangements - 780-864-3998.
Town Office
4502 50 Street
Spirit River, AB

Voter Eligibility

Voter Eligibility - You are eligible to vote if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
    > You are 18 years of age or over
    > You are a Canadian citizen
    > You live in Alberta
    > You are a resident of the Town of Spirit River on Election Day
    > You have acceptable voter identification
    > You have not voted in this election before
    > You sign a declaration that you meet these qualifications

Voter Identification Requirements

In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. 

If you require more information on the upcoming election, please contact Karly MacDonnell, Returning Officer, at 780-864-3998 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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