Information for Candidates
Please check back regularly as information on this page is subject to change and/or additional information may be posted. This information is provided as a courtesy to potential candidates and the City of St. Albert 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 candidate to read and understand the legislation and bylaw(s) concerning this election.
|Nomination Period||January 1, 2021 to 12:00 p.m. on September 20, 2021|
|Virtual Information Session - Third-Party Advertising||April 28, 2021|
|Advance Voting Days||TBD|
|Election Day||October 18, 2021|
|Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline||March 1, 2022|
A person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate for Councillor or for Mayor if:
- They are over the age of 18;
- They are a Canadian citizen;
- They have been a resident of the city of St. Albert for at least six (6) consecutive months prior to Nomination Day (or since March 20, 2021); and
- They are not otherwise ineligible.
Please note that there are ways in which a person may be ineligible to run as a candidate. For a complete listing of ineligibility, please consult the Local Authorities Election Act.
Candidates may file nomination papers beginning January 1, 2021. Nomination papers may be submitted by using the secure drop box beside the front entry doors of St. Albert Place, or by mail/courier to the City of St. Albert. To submit your papers via mail/courier, please send them to the following mailing address:
- St. Albert Place
c/o Elections Coordinator, Legislative Services
5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB
The Nomination must be made in the appropriate form, available for download here:
- Mayor - Nomination Paper and Candidates Acceptance
- Councillor - Nomination Paper and Candidates Acceptance
The completed form must be delivered via mail/courier to St. Albert Place before 12 noon on September 20, 2021. Nominations received after this deadline cannot be accepted by the Returning Officer.
The nomination form must be commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths prior to being delivered via mail, courier, or drop box. The Election Officer is unable to perform such a service, at this time, as our offices are closed to the public.
Receipt for Campaign Contributions:
All candidates must provide any contributor, regardless of the contribution amount, with a receipt which must include the following information:
- Contributor’s full name
- Contributor’s address
- Amount contributed
- Date the contribution was made to, or received by the candidate
- Date the receipt was provided back to the contributor
- Type of contribution (monetary or valued/in-kind)
Candidate Information Sessions
Virtual Third-Party Advertising Information Session
Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom (pre-registration is required)
Join our upcoming virtual information session and learn about third-party advertising; eligibility, advertising requirements, finances and more.
Included in the session will be a question-and-answer period, so make note of questions that you have brewing. To submit your questions ahead of time, please do so via email (email@example.com). If you are unable to join the livestream, we will be recording the session and will post a link to the recording on this page for future reference.
Candidates who wish to attend the Virtual Information Session via Zoom must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 p.m. on April 27, 2021 to register.
Additional Information Sessions
The City of St. Albert will be hosting additional information sessions, with topics and dates to be determined. Once subsequent sessions have been scheduled, we will post the dates and time on this webpage.
March 11 - General Information
The City of St. Albert hosted a candidate information session on March 11, 2021 via Zoom. This session covered various general information topics such as; how to file nomination papers, notable changes to rules and regulations, upcoming deadlines and more. If you were unable to attend this session, you may watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/dMi6DiBaUuM.
Campaign Guidance for Canvassing During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving. The City of St. Albert will be adhering to all provincial public health measures and guidance for the 2021 municipal election to ensure the safety of our residents, candidates and our staff. Candidates are also responsible for following all provincial public health measures and guidance documents throughout the election process. As information for COVID-19 constantly changes, the City, as a courtesy, will provide links on where to find provincial public health information as well as any election documents that the province may make available. Please note: this information is subject to change, so check back often.
- Government of Alberta Guidance Documents - (Review Canvassing and Campaigning under Sector Guidance)
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information for Albertans - (Current situation, new public health measures, how to prevent the spread etc.)
- Government of Alberta: COVID-19 Orders and Legislation - (Public health orders that provide details on provincial public health measures)
- Elections Canada Guidance for Canvassing During COVID-19 – (Please defer to Alberta guidance documents – this is for reference only)
- 2021 Candidate Handbook
- Election 2021: FAQ
- Local Authorities Election Act
- Local Authorities Election Act Fact Sheets
- Municipal Affairs – Election Overview
- City of St. Albert Municipal Elections Bylaw 20/2017
Last edited: April 6, 2021