Ponoka Votes - 2017 Municipal Election
The 2017 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Nomination Day for candidates interested in running for municipal office is Monday, September 18, 2017.
Municipal elections are held every four years under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act.
- Interested in running for municipal office? The following information will help get you started:
- Application for Registration - Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate - Form 3A (This form is best viewed in Internet Explorer.) - candidates who plan to seek donations and contributions for their campaign are required to complete Form 3A – ‘Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office’ prior to seeking contributions in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act . If you are planning to self-fund your campaign to a maximum of $10,000 – submission of Form 3A is optional. For additional information please refer to Information Bulletin: Registration of Candidates.
- Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance - Form 3 (This form is best viewed in Internet Explorer.)
- Local Authorities Election Act - Frequently Asked Questions
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - A Candidate's Guide
- Roles & Responsibilities of Officials in Local Government
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors
- Now That You've Been Elected
- Pre-Election Candidate Information Session - September 7 - From 7-9 p.m. at the Kinsmen Community Centre (5009 – 46 Ave., Ponoka). For all individuals considering running in the upcoming municipal election.
- Supporting Women in Local Government – Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Big Valley Drop-In Centre - An information evening to help women become more informed about their potential in local government. Guest Speaker: Anita Gillard, Mayor for Village of Clive and former member of Women in Governance Committee. Please RSVP to Sandra Schell, 403-741-6633 or email@example.com
- Alberta Transportation - Election Sign - Election signs are permitted on road allowances during the election period. However, they must not create a safety concern, e.g. block views at intersections, and must be removed promptly after the election.
- KEY DATES CHART
The Returning Officer for the Town of Ponoka is:
Albert Flootman, CAO
Town of Ponoka
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