Are you thinking of running?
If so, you must file a Notice of Intent to run in the upcoming Municipal Election.
Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act beginning January 1, 2014, requires that no candidate may accept campaign contributions, including the funds of the candidate, unless the candidate is registered with the municipality in which the candidate intends to run. Be advised that in-kind donations also constitute a campaign contribution.
If you are planning to run as a candidate in the upcoming Election, please complete Form 3A – Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to become a Candidate for Municipal Office and submit it to the Returning Officer; Annette Boissonnault at email@example.com. The completed form can also be dropped off at the Town Office located at 10003 - 106 Street in Westlock.
A Candidates Information Package has been prepared that is intended to be a guide in assisting you through the campaign process during the 2017 Municipal Election. Download the links below to obtain a copy of the Package, Appendixes, and the additional information provided.
The amended Municipal Government Act requires municipalities to offer training to all new and returning elected officials within 90 days after council members have taken the oath of office. In the event you are a successful candidate, the Town will be providing orientation training on Friday , October 20, 2017. In addition to the Town's training, the Elected Officials Education Program will be hosting a Munis 101 Course in Westlock on December 7 and 8, 2017. See the link below for more details.
As of August 14th, 2017, the Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) in partnership with Alberta Municipal Affairs, presents Alberta Leaders Training for individuals running for office.
Take advantage of Local Government Training sessions, at no cost.
The sessions are designed to help candidates:
- Understand the significance, character, roles and responsibilities of an elected official in local authorities
- Appreciate the significance of and legal obligations associated with local authority office
- Understand the basic requirements of running an ethical campaign
- Develop the understandings that will permit potential candidates to decide whether local authority office is something to which they truly aspire
- Understand the requirements of running well-organized effective campaigns
- Understand rights and obligations of candidates and candidate's agents with the election administration regime
There are 4 locations scheduled:
- August 31st, 2017 in Calgary
- September 6 or 7 in Nisku
- September 11 in Lethbridge
- September 14th in Grande Prairie
For more information, or to register for a session, go on-line to albertaleaders.ca, call 780-796-3839 or see the link below under additional information for a paper copy of the registration form.
The Local Authorities Election Act (Act) can be accessed through Alberta Queen's Printer.