September 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Municipal Elections are conducted every four years, under the provision of the Local Authorities Election Act. The Town of Sedgewick's next general election will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017.
In 2017, Town of Sedgewick residents will elect 1 Mayor and 4 Councillors to serve a four-year-term.
Please note: each candidate is responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws governing elections and for obtaining any necessary legal advice.
Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017. Voting stations will open at 9:00 a.m. and be open continuously until 8:00 p.m.
The location of the voting stations will be updated at a later date.
You are eligible to vote if:
• you are 18 years of age or older
• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have resided in Alberta in the six (6) months immediately preceding Election Day
• you are a resident of the Town of Sedgewick on Election Day
• you have acceptable voter identification
Voter Identification is required by all voters. Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector's name and current address.
In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address.
Where Do I Vote?
The Town of Sedgewick has an at large system which means that each member of Council represents the Town as a whole and not a particular neighbourhood. All voting will be conducted at the community hall on 47th Street.
Qualifications of Candidates
• 18 years of age or older
• Canadian citizen
• Have been a resident of the local jurisdiction for the six (6) consecutive months preceding Nomination Day
Registration of Candidates
Effective January 1, 2014, the Local Authorities Election Act requires all municipal candidates to register with the Municipality in which they intend to run before they accept any campaign contributions.
If you are interested in running for Municipal Office, you must complete and file the Form 3A: Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office, as per Section 147.21 of the Local Authorities Election Act prior to accepting campaign contributions or if you self-fund your campaign in excess of $10,000. This form can be submitted at any time. You do not have to wait until Nomination Day.
Section 147.21(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act states:
"No candidate may accept campaign contribution, including the funds of the candidate, unless the candidate is registered under this Act with the municipality in which the candidate intends to run".
Additional Information for Candidates
Nomination papers can only be filed with the Returning Officer between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Monday, September 18, 2017 (Nomination Day), which is held four (4) weeks prior to the election. A person has twenty-four (24) hours after that to change their mind. They cannot be filed in advance nor be filed after that date and time. A facsimile of nomination papers is not considered to be legal. If you are unable to turn in your nomination papers, you may ask someone else to do it, providing that the form has been appropriately signed and commissioned.
• Form 21: Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement
• Running for Municipal Office in Alberta
• Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors
• Form 3: Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance
• Form 11-00-02: Release of Candidate Information
• Form 7A Enumerator, Candidate or Official Agent Proof of Identification
• Form 7B Campaign Worker Proof of Identification
• Form 10 Statement of Scrutineer or Official Agent
• Post-Election Schedule (note: this schedule is subject to change at any time.)
• Municipal Government Act
• Local Authorities Election Act
Jim Fedyk, Returning Officer
Chief Administrative Officer