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Municipal Election

Voting Ballot box with Okotoks logoMunicipal elections are held every four years at which time residents elect one Mayor and six Councillors to a four year term.  In Okotoks, Council members are elected at-large which means the Mayor and Councillors represent the entire population rather than a geographical ward.   

October 18, 2021 is the next Municipal Election

Important Dates

  • January 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021 - Nomination Period
  • September 20, 2021 - Nomination Day
  • October 18, 2021 - Election Day

Town of Okotoks Election Bylaw

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Inquiries

Are you considering running for office?

Nominations can be filed as early as January 1, 2021and continue through the year until the Nomination Period close at 12 noon on September 20, 2021. 

Due to COVID-19:

  • Ministerial Order 103/20 modifies section 30(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act to allow for debit or credit card nomination deposits.
  • Persons wanting to file nomination papers are encouraged to make an appointment with the Returning Officer or designate by calling 403-995-2774. 

Below is information prospective candidates should know about municipal elections including campaign financing, rules regarding signage, and forms you will need to complete. 

Voting Stations

Foothills Centennial Centre 
204 Community Way
(for residents south of the Sheep River)

Okotoks Recreation Centre
99 Okotoks Drive
(for residents north of the Sheep River)

  • Voting hours on Election Day is 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Advance Votes for the 2021 election will be scheduled and advertised as required under the Local Authorities Election Act.
  • Special Voting arrangements are made to accommodate those who are unable to vote on Election Day such as residents that are incapacitated or who are in an institution.

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote, an elector must be:

  • 18 years old;
  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • A resident in Alberta; and
  • The elector's place of residence must be located in the local jurisdiction on election day (Section 47 of the Local Authorities Election Act)

Code of Conduct Bylaw