Running for Council

Thinking of Running for Council?

Becoming an Elected Official is an excellent way to serve your community yet it requires a great deal of time and effort. The links below will provide you with important information about the nomination process and the expectations and requirements of Elected Officials in the County of Stettler. If you have any questions that have not been addressed below, please feel free to contact The County of Stettler at 403-742-4441.

Resources and Information

Returning Officer - Doreen Nixon, 403-579-2460

Information for Potential Candidates - Municipal Election 2017

A guide prepared by the Returning Officer to guide you through the commitments, information and process of running for Council. If you are just beginning your considerations, Start here!

Running For Municipal Office in Alberta

A guide for candidates developed by Municipal Affairs

Roles and Responsibilities of Officials in Local Government

A brief and generalized overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Councillor

Roles and Responsibilities - Guidelines for Council and Administration

A more detailed organizational overview of the responsibilities of council, the Reeve, the CAO and staff when it comes to the business of local government

Nomination Forms

Use the links below to download the Nomination Forms for the Ward in which you would like to run. Contact the Returning Officer for more information: Doreen Nixon, 403-579-2460.

Byemoor - Endiang (Ward 1)
Big Valley (Ward 2)
Botha-Gadsby (Ward 3)
Stettler (Ward 4)
Erskine South Warden (Ward 5)
Erskine Buffalo Lake (Ward 6)
Donalda-Red Willow (Ward 7)

Election and Campaign Financing

If you plan on collecting contributions or financing your campaign in any way other than with your own money, you should read the following information. There are additional forms and processes you must follow if you accept any campaign contributions. For more information about financing an election campaign, pleae contact our Returning Officer,Doreen Nixon (403)579-2460.

Municipal Election Finance & Contribution Disclosure

Information on disclosure of any campaign contributions made to your election campaign

Form 3A - Notice of Intent

The form you are required to fill out prior to accepting any kind of campaign contribution.

Candidate Information Session

There are several changes to the Elections Act, and in order to give candidates all the information they need, Doreen Nixon, Returning Officer for County of Stettler No. 6 is holding a Candidate Information Session.

Monday, September 18th, 2017
 1:30 pm
 County of Stettler Administration Office

We will go over changes to the Election Act, Voter Identification Requirements, Scrutineer Procedures, Signage and Financing regulations and answer any questions you may have about running for office. This information session is open to any municipal candidates looking for some more information about the election. We strongly encourage all candidates to attend so they are well informed on Election Day!