City of Camrose Municipal Election 2017

Registration of Candidates


In preparations for the October 16, 2017 municipal election, prospective candidates are reminded of the requirement for registration of candidates as outlined in Section 147.21 of the Local Authorities Election Act, which came into force on January 1, 2014.

Section 147.21(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act states:
“No candidate may accept campaign contributions, including the funds of the
candidate, unless the candidate is registered under this Act with the municipality in which the candidate intends to run”.

All candidates intending to fund-raise must register with the City of Camrose prior to collecting your first contribution. Although it is not a requirement for candidates who plan to self-fund their campaign to register, the Returning Officer is encouraging it in case you happen to receive a campaign contribution. The Application for “Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office” (Form 3A) is available on the Municipal Affairs website.
   
Section 147.21(2) requires municipalities to maintain a register of candidates in relation to the election. When there is any change in the information provided by a candidate, the candidate is responsible for notifying the municipality within 48 hours of the change and the municipality will adjust the register accordingly (Section 147.21(3) of the LAEA). The information contained within the registry is public.

For additional information on campaign contributions, please reference the City of Camrose Guide for Municipal Candidates. 
 

Interested in Running for Council?

There will be two separate “The Role of Mayor & Council” information sessions on:
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers (5204 – 50 Avenue, Camrose, AB)
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers (5204 – 50 Avenue, Camrose, AB)
These are open to those interested in running for the position of Mayor or Councillor in the 2017 Election. (You do not have to attend both sessions.)



Nomination Day


Nomination Day will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the City Hall Committee Room 126 (5204 - 50 Avenue, Camrose) between 10 am and 12 noon. 

Election Day and Voting Stations


Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017.
On Election Day, eligible voters may cast their ballots at any of the following voting stations from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm:
  • Mirror Lake Centre's Auditorium (Former Camrose and District Senior Centre): 5415 - 49 Avenue
  • Camrose Community Centre/Field House: 4516 - 54 Street
  • Camrose United Church: 4829 - 50 Street
  • Century Meadows Baptist Church: 3720 - 66 Street
  • Sparling Elementary School: 5216 - 52 Avenue
  • Institutional Travelling Vote (Hospital and Lodges)
An Institutional Travelling Vote will be conducted at the following places on Election Day, at specified times:
  • Bethany Meadows
  • Rosehaven
  • Stoney Creek Lodge
  • Deer Meadows
  • RoseAlta Lodge
  • Viewpoint
Any person who is physically incapable of attending a voting station or advance voting station to vote, may phone City Hall (780.672.4426) or the direct line (780.678.3027) prior to Election Day requesting that their votes be taken at their residence on Election Day.
 

Advance Vote


Anyone eligible to vote in the election may vote at an Advance Voting Station. Voter eligibility applies the same as on Election Day.

Eligible voters may vote at any of the following advance voting stations:
  •  Camrose City Hall - Council Chambers: 5204 - 50 Avenue 
    • Friday, October 6, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Voter Eligibility


 To be eligible to vote, you must be:
  • at least 18 years old,
  • a Canadian Citizen,
  • resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day,
  • your place of residence is located in the City of Camrose on Election Day.
Every voter must sign a statement that he/she is eligible to vote in this election. 

Every voter must produce one piece of photo identification with name and address that is issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial, or local, or an agency of the government) OR one piece of identification with name and address. 

City of Camrose Election Links


It is strongly recommended that candidates review the above documents and consult the Local Authorities Election Act available from the Alberta Queen’s Printer.

For Further Information


Please direct any inquiries to Kim Isaak, City of Camrose Returning Officer, at 780.678.3027 or email kisaak@camrose.ca

***This site will be updated as more information becomes available on the upcoming election.