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Municipal Elections

2017 General Election Information

The next Town of Okotoks Municipal Election will be held on October 16, 2017.

Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon) in Council Chamber at #5 Elizabeth Street.

 

As of January 1, 2014, changes to the Local Authorities Election Act require all candidates intending to run in an upcoming municipal election to register with the municipality prior to accepting campaign contributions.

In accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) citizens who are considering running in the 2017 Municipal Election are accountable for ensuring their own eligibility.  Please reference the LAEA, sections 21, 22 and 23 to determine your eligibility as a possible candidate.  

If you intend to run as a candidate in the 2017 Municipal Election, prior to accepting campaign contributions, please complete Form 3A - Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office and submit it to Legislative Services.
 

For further information, please contact:
Cathy Duplessis
Legislative & Policy Services Manager
legislativeservices@okotoks.ca or 403-995-2774

Prospective Candidate Information

The following information package has been prepared to give residents who may be considering running for Council an understanding of the process, time commitment and responsibilities of being on Town Council.

Information Sessions will be held at the Municipal Centre in Council Chamber

  • Wednesday, June 21, from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, September 7, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Candidate Registry

The Town of Okotoks is required to maintain a registry of “Intended Candidates.” The registry is in the form of posting the names on the Election webpage of those who have registered their intention to run in the Municipal Election in October 2017. The purpose of the registry is to provide transparency and a way for the public to check the validity of anyone asking for funds or donations to support their campaign.  

Note: On Nomination Day, “Intended Candidates” are required to file their completed nomination form along with the required deposit. Upon acceptance of the form and deposit, these individuals become official candidates and their names will appear on the ballot.

The following individuals have submitted an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office for the October 16, 2017 election.

Fischer, Carrie

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - 2017

The Municipal Affairs website http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_elections has many resources for residents considering running for municipal office. We encourage candidates to access this information and use the resources to learn more.

Election Signage

Learn about guidelines relating to election signage and review the map indicating permitted locations in Okotoks.

Results of the 2013 Municipal Election & Candidate Campaign Disclosure Statements

The legislation under Part 5.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) requires candidates to prepare and file with the municipality a disclosure statement in the prescribed form by March 1 following a general election unless they are specifically exempted under the self-funded campaign provisions.

Candidates for Mayor

No. of Votes

Elected Official

Candidate Campaign Disclosure Statements

Robertson, Bill

2653

Elected

received

Albrecht, Larry

1938

 received

Candidates for Town Council

No. of Votes

Elected Official

Candidate Campaign Disclosure Statements

Rockley, Matt

2734

Elected

received

Sands, Edward

2565

Elected

received

Thorn, Tanya

2360

Elected

received

Fischer, Carrie

2180

Elected

received

Watrin, Ray

2125

Elected

received

Heemeryck, Ken

1787

Elected

received

Watkins, Nicole

1767

 received

McCollum, Jared

1383

 received

Pelser Karch, Lynne

1328

 received

Foley, Sean Tyler

1209

 received

Clark, Geneva (Jenny)

1134

 none received

Moore, Michael Douglas

1003

 received

Lock, Stacey

537

 received
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