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2021 Municipal Election

2021 Municipal Election

 

    

 ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BY RUNNING FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE?

 

Election Day will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.   The Polling station will be at the Town Office Council Chambers located at 321 - 2nd Street South. 

This Election will fill seven (7) seats;  seven Councillors for a four year term.

 

2021 Town of Vulcan Official Election Results

 Click here to view list

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Nominations

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 4, 2021, to September 17, 2021, and on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. noon. 

The Town of Vulcan did not receive the required number of nominations as of the deadline on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon. The receipt of nominations shall be adjourned till the next day  at the same place from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and shall be adjourned in the same manner from day to day until 12 noon of the day that the required number of nominations has been received or a period of 6 days, including nominations day but not including Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Candidate Nomination Packages

Nomination packages are available at the Town Office, click here to download a package. You may also contact the Town Office at 403-485-2417 to receive a package by email.  If you wish to pick up a nomination package please contact the Town Office for an appointment.

 

Qualifications for a Candidate 

Candidates should review the Local Authorities Election Act Part 1, Sections 22 and 23 to determine their eligibility for nomination.  It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that they are not in violation of any condition of eligibility.

A person may be nominated as a candidate in the Town of Vulcan's Municipal Election, if on nomination day the candidate is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of the Town of Vulcan for six (6) consecutive months immediately proceeding Nomination Day (A resident since March 18, 2021)
  • Not otherwise ineligible or disqualified

Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) Amendments

The Local Authorities Election Act has been amended.  

 The Act now requires that "no person shall accept a contribution or incur a campaign expense unless the person has been nominated as a candidate". 

Any person running for office should be aware of the new legislation for campaigning funds, banking and disclosure.  These can be found in the Local Authorities Election Act Part 5, Section 147.1 through 147.96, inclusive.  It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure they are in compliance with the LAEA.

A summary of the recent changes can be found on the Alberta Government website.

Advance Poll 

 

Voter Eligibility Identification Requirements 

Voter Identification is required by all voters.  Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector's name and current address.  For more information please click this link Voter Eligibility Identification requirements.

You must be a Canadian Citizen and have been a resident of Alberta for at least six (6) months immediately preceding Election Day.  Your place of residence must be in the Town of Vulcan on Election Day in order to vote for Councillors.

 

 For more information you can contact:

Returning Officer, Kim Fath or
Substitute Returning Officer, Janice McCallum-Campbell
Town of Vulcan
321 - 2nd Street South
Vulcan, Alberta  T0L 2B0
403-485-2417

 

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Election Related Documents

Understanding Alberta's Municipal Governments

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Candidates Guide

Now That You Have Been Elected

Council Roles & Responsibilities

Facts About the Municipal Government Act

In-Camera discussions of Council

Committee Appointments Article MW

Town Committee Appointments

Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors

Gendre vs Fort Macleod

A Councillors Reason for Running

Alberta Leaders Training - Preparing Candidates for the Local Elections

 

Additional information about the upcoming municipal election will be posted as it becomes available.  Check regularly for updates!

 

 

Town of Vulcan

We boast great health services, accommodations, recreation, attractions, schools, professional and personal services just to name a few. We invite you to explore Vulcan’s frontier, a community that offers you an experience from out of this world!

Mayor Tom Grant

Contacts

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  403-485-2417
 403-485-2914
 321 – 2nd Street South

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