If you wish to run for Mayor, City Councillor, Edmonton Public Schools Trustee or Edmonton Catholic Schools Trustee, you must complete the nomination process. This means completing the required forms, collecting signatures from residents and paying a deposit. You can complete this process during the nomination period.
The campaign period is the period of time (January 1 – December 31 of an election year) in which candidates may raise funds for their election campaigns. Candidates may only raise up to $5,000 per year in total outside this period.
Special Ballot Application
According to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), special ballots are available to voters who are unable to vote at an Advance Voting station or on Election Day because of: physical disability, absence from the local jurisdiction (city of Edmonton) or being a Returning Officer, Deputy Returning Officer, Substitute Returning Officer, constable, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on Election Day at a voting station other than that of the voter’s place of residence.
The Local Authorities Elections Act (LAEA) permits the use of electronic tabulators in municipal elections in Alberta. These tabulators scan ballots and count votes at voting stations as they are cast by electors. Results are only made available after voting stations close.
The integrity of the Edmonton Election is the top priority for Edmonton Elections. All processes and procedures are fully compliant with provincial and municipal legislation and are designed and delivered with a commitment to openness and transparency, without bias. The City Auditor’s Office provides a comprehensive review of these processes throughout the election, from development, to implementation on Election Day and post election evaluation.