RSSEmailPrintHomeContact Us

Go To Search
Click to Home
2017 Municipal Election
The next municipal election to be held in the Province of Alberta will
take place on October 16, 2017.

What is City Council’s role?
City Council provides the City with Strategic direction and leadership. There are six Councillors and one Mayor who work together to fulfill this job.

Being a Council member is a four year commitment and requires that Councillors and Mayor attend Council Meetings, various committee and board meetings, conferences, conventions, and training workshops, as well as other events promoting the City of Wetaskiwin.

shutterstock_506970328_thumb.jpg 
Am I eligible to be elected to City Council?
The following three conditions must be met in order to become a candidate for City Council:
  1. You must be at least 18 years of age on Election Day (October 16, 2017).
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen.
  3. You must have been resident of the City of Wetaskiwin for the six consecutive months preceding Nomination Day (September 18, 2017).

Please download a Nomination Package here. The package contains vital information you will need to know regarding becoming a Candidate and running for election. Please check back for updates as the Nomination Package is subject to change.

What do I need to do to become a Candidate?
If you would like to become a candidate please note that, due to changes to the Local Authority Elections Act, all individuals who wish to run for Council must register prior to accepting any monetary or in-kind campaign contributions.

Please fill out a Registration of Intent to become a Candidate Form found here and return the completed form to Lucien Cloutier, Returning Officer.

Once you have registered you intent to become a candidate you may start accepting contributions for your campaign and you may register officially as a candidate on Nomination Day. Please note that to register as a candidate you are not required to register your intent, registering your intent is only required if you plan on accepting monetary or in-kind campaign contributions.

If you wish to submit nomination papers and officially become a Candidate, you must do so on Nomination Day, September 18, 2017, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. If you are not available to submit your nomination papers yourself, someone may file the nomination papers on your behalf. Keep in mind that papers must be delivered in person; they cannot be faxed or emailed in.

If you are having someone submit nomination papers on your behalf they must be commissioned by a Commissioner of Oaths prior to being submitted on nomination day.

Find the Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance form here.

Election Signage
Before you put election signage up, please become familiar with the new Election Signage Bylaw #1879-17. Below is a summary of the new regulations. It is the candidate’s responsibility to display their election signage in accordance with this bylaw.

Election signage in the City of Wetaskiwin may only be erected between the dates of 12 Noon on the day when the Election is called and 24 hours after the closing of polling stations. Furthermore, signs may only be freestanding. 

Signs cannot:

  • Be placed on City of Wetaskiwin property or on any highways or roads within City limits and;
  • Be fixed to utility poles or boxes, trees, planters, benches, waste receptacles, newspaper boxes or other similar fixtures, and;
  • Impeded or obstruct any traffic signal, cannot resemble any traffic sign, and cannot obstruct the view of any person operating a vehicle, and;
  • Erect a sign on private property without prior consent of the property owner beforehand, and;
  • On Election Day or the days of advanced vote, display a vehicle election sign within 50 metres of any polling station. View a map of polling stations and the 50 metre radius surrounding them.


Becoming an Election Worker
If you are interested in becoming an election worker, please fill out this application form and return it to Lucien Cloutier, Returning Officer, in-person or by mail.


Additional Information
For further information or if you have any questions regarding becoming a Candidate or regarding the Election, please contact Lucien Cloutier, Returning Officer at 780-361-4459 or at


Please check back regularly as information on this page is subject to change and/or additional information may be posted. The above information is provided as a courtesy to potential candidates and the City of Wetaskiwin is in no way responsible for errors or omissions. Please consult the Local Authorities Election Act as a comprehensive guide to the election. It is the responsibility of the candidates to read and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning this election.


Resources: