2017 Election Process for Candidates
Welcome to the 2017 Municipal Election!
Nomination day is September 18, 2017
Election day is Monday October 16, 2017
Thank you for your interest in running for Three Hills’ Town Council. Council members have an important responsibility effectively representing their constituents and an important privilege to provide direction for the community’s future. Running for council is a noble goal and your desire to do so is to be commended.
However, many of those who wish to become a council member may not have a full understanding of what that role requires. To help you better understand, we have prepared this Election Information Package.
This guide is designed to give prospective candidates an understanding of the process and legislative requirements for running for municipal office in the Town of Three Hills.
By reading the information package, we hope that you will be able to make a more informed decision on whether or not to run for office. If you decide to run, we wish you the best of luck in your campaign. If you decide that running for council is not for you, we hope that you will consider becoming involved in our community be exploring other opportunities (such as becoming a committee member).
I trust that you will find this information package helpful. If you have any questions, please contact the following;
June Kanderka, Returning Officer
Download and print the complete Election Package HERE! or review the tabs to the left of this page for more information.
Becoming an Elected Official is an excellent way to serve your community yet it requires a great deal of time and effort.
Please note that every candidate should read and reference the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).
The LAEA is the primary legislation that guides the conduct of a municipal or school board election or by-election.
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the primary legislation that governs municipalities.
Further information may be found at:
***Important: this is a general information package only and has no legislative sanction. For certainty, the local authorities election act and other relevant statutes and regulations should be consulted. Note: this guide is subject to change.