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2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION


The Town of Rocky Mountain House’s General Municipal Election will be October 18, 2021 at the Lou Soppit Community Centre, located at 4733 – 54 Avenue in Rocky Mountain House, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each eligible resident of legal age will have the opportunity to vote for Mayor as well as six councillors. 

There will also be two Advance Voting dates: the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Advance Voting dates will also take place at the Lou Soppit Community Centre.


WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES?

Updated September 20, 2021

The following candidates have submitted nomination papers for the 2021 general Municipal election:

Councillor candidates:

David Auld (email)
Shane Boniface (Phone 403-846-6814)
Marley Nicole Capraro (email)
Faith Marie Chamberlain (email)
Merrin Kathleen Fraser (email)
Ralph Herzog (email)
Tina Hutchinson (email)
Barry McQueen (email)
Michelle Narang (email)
Leonard (Len) Phillips (email)
Glen Waskewitch (email)


Mayoral candidates:

Debbie Baich (email)
Tammy Burke (email)
Jeanette Maria de Boer (email)


Nominations close at 12 noon on Monday, September 20, 2021. 

The deadline to withdraw nomination papers is Tuesday, September 21 at 12 noon.

Members of the public may request to inspect nomination papers by visiting the Town Office or contacting the Returning Officer


INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

To be eligible to vote in the 2021 General Municipal Election, you must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old as of October 18, 2021;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be a resident of Alberta;
  • Be a resident of the Town of Rocky Mountain House on Election Day (October 18, 2021); and
  • Provide authorized voter identification.

Complete information for voters can be found here.



INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

Nominations for Mayor or Councillor will be accepted at the Town Office as of noon on Jan. 4, 2021. The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs elections for Alberta’s municipal jurisdictions. All candidates are required to refer to the LAEA for complete details on the nomination process.


NOMINATION PACKAGES

The Nomination Period opens on January 1, 2021. Nominations will be accepted at the Town Office as of noon on January 4, until noon on Sept. 20, 2021. 

Nomination packages are available at the Town of Rocky Mountain House Town Office, located at 5116 – 50th Avenue, Rocky Mountain House, AB, or can be downloaded from the links below:


Candidate Handbook - downloadable PDF (Updated August 17, 2021)

Form 4 - Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance - downloadable PDF; required at time of nomination.

Release of Candidate Information - downloadable PDF; required at time of nomination.

Form 5 - Candidate Financial Information downloadable PDF - recommended at time of nomination

Form 26 - Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement - downloadable PDF - required by March 1, 2021.

Town of Rocky Mountain House Election Signage Policy downloadable PDF - as approved on Jan 5, 2021.

Release of Official Agent Information - downloadable PDF; required on appointment of an official agent only.

Nomination forms must be filed with the Town of Rocky Mountain House’s Returning Officer between January 4, 2021 and September 20, 2021, at noon.

Nomination forms can be filed by mail or in-person (by appointment). 

To file by mail, please send your completed Nomination package to:

To file in-person, by appointment, please contact to arrange for a time:

 

Renée Hartling

Returning Officer

Town of Rocky Mountain House

5116 – 50th Avenue

Rocky Mountain House, AB  T4T 1B2



 

Renée Hartling

Returning Officer

Town of Rocky Mountain House

403-845-2866 ext. 121 
or by email at rhartling@rockymtnhouse.com

Please review the 2021 Candidate Handbook for details.  


UPDATED LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal and school division elections in Alberta. It sets out rules and regulations for candidates, donors, electors, and election administrators that must be followed before, during and after an election. The LAEA was updated on September 1, 2020 and includes amendments related to:

  • Nomination period
  • Contributions to campaigns
  • Advertising

All candidates are encouraged to develop a working understanding of the Local Authorities Election Act. It is recommended that candidates seek legal advice regarding their obligations.


Useful resources:

Local Authorities Election Act: Frequently Asked Questions   (Municipal Affairs, October 2020)

Local Authorities Election Act: 2018 & 2020 Amendments implementation fact sheets  (Alberta Open Government)

Municipal Elections forms (Municipal Affairs)


Important dates:

  • Monday, January 4, 2021: First day to file nomination papers.
  • Monday, September 20, 2021: Last day to file nomination papers. Deadline is 12 p.m. (noon).
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021: 12 p.m. (noon) deadline for candidates to withdraw nominations (restrictions apply) or change office. 
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021: Advanced Voting.
  • Saturday, October 9, 2020: Advanced Voting.
  • Monday, October 18, 2021: Election Day.
  • Friday, October 22, 2021: Official Election Results.
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021: Mandatory council orientation. 

For more information please contact the Town’s Returning Officer:

Renée Hartling

403-845-2866 ext. 121

rhartling@rockymtnhouse.com




This page was updated on September 20, 2021