2017 Municipal General Election Information for Candidates

Election 2017

Qualifications of Candidates

• 18 years of age or older
• Canadian citizen
• Have been a resident of the local jurisdiction for the six consecutive months preceding Nomination Day

Registration of Candidates

Effective January 1, 2014, the Local Authorities Election Act requires all municipal candidates to register with the Municipality in which they intend to run before they accept any campaign contributions. The form that is required to be completed and filed with the Municipality before raising funds can be accessed here.

Nomination Package

The City of Brooks 2017 Municipal General Election Nomination Package will be available by May 8, 2017. The Package provides information for potential candidates for the offices of Mayor and Councillor. The Packages also provides additional information for candidates including:
Registration of Candidates (PDF)
Running for Municipal Office in Alberta (produced by Alberta Municipal Affairs) (PDF)
Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors (Alberta Municipal Affairs) (PDF)

Interested candidates for the position of Mayor or Councillor are invited to pick up a City of Brooks 2017 Municipal General Election Nomination Package at the City of Brooks Office, 201 – 1st Avenue West or may download the Nomination Package found by clicking here.

Should any interested candidates wish to review the nomination package with the returning officer or the deputy returning officer, please utilize the contact number below to schedule a meeting.

Other Resources


For those of you that are interested in running in the upcoming 2017 Municipal General Election, the SLGM (Society of Local Government Managers) in partnership with Alberta Municipal Affairs, will be offering five (5) training sessions for potential candidates and their campaign workers in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.

There is no charge for these sessions however, attendees must register utilizing the registration form at www.albertaleaders.ca.

Dates for training can be found here.

Training for Women 

Are you a woman that’s interested in running for municipal office, but may not be sure where to start? If so, please check out the information that the Alberta Government has put together that may answer some of your questions!


Contact Information:

Amanda Peterson
Returning Officer
Amy Rommens
Deputy  Returning Officer