Information for Candidates

Nominations open on January 1, 2021, and end at 12:00 noon on September 20, 2021.

Thinking about running for Council?

Here’s Yellowhead County’s Candidate’s Guide & Information Booklet for the upcoming 2021 election. It gives an overview of what you need to register as a candidate and what a member of the Yellowhead County council can expect during their four-year term.
Download the PDF Booklet here or view it online using Issuu here.

So, you’ve made the decision to run.

The Yellowhead County So You Decided to Run for Council. The Nomination Process Booklet covers how to do it, legal requirements, form examples, rules and more.
Download the PDF Booklet here or view it online using Issuu here.

Resources for Running in the 2021 Election

Candidate Information Package:
2021 Election Info Booklet for Candidate Info & Frequently Asked Questions
Nomination Process:
2021Election How To Booklet for How to Become a Candidate
Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance (Form 4)
Candidate Information (Form 5)
Implementation Fact Sheet (Gov AB)

2021 Election Candidate Registry

In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, Yellowhead County will be maintaining a registry of individuals that intend to be candidates in future elections on or after January 1, 2021. If someone wishes to run in future Yellowhead County elections and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Act, before accepting any campaign contributions.

The future candidate must disclose his/her intent to run by providing:

  1. full name and address,
  2. location (s) where records of the candidate are maintained, and where any communications may be addressed,
  3. names and addresses of financial institutions to be used for the purpose of depositing campaign contributions,
  4. names of the signing authorities for all of the institutions listed.
    Changes to any of the information within the registry must be reported to the Municipality within 48 hours of the changes taking effect in writing by mail, fax or electronic mail. Please be advised that the information contained within the directory is public.

Municipal Election Finance and Contribution Disclosure

Local Authorities Election Act Section 147.1

All municipal election candidates are required to file a Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement pursuant to section 147.4(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act unless a candidate funds the campaign entirely from their funds to a maximum allowable amount being $10,000 (section 147.11).
If you self-funded your campaign, please inform the Returning Officer of this fact in writing to avoid being noted as having failed to provide the Campaign Disclosure Statement. The Returning Officer has no way of knowing that you self-funded your campaign without written notice from you. An Election Self-Funded Campaign Voluntary Statement is available from the Yellowhead County website.

Please Note: This information provides an overview, but is not a substitute for the detail contained in the legislation. All candidates are responsible for understanding the legislation and bylaws concerning elections.

For more information on the election contact Returning Officer Tracy Parker email or call 1-800-665-6030 or 780-723-4800