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Virtual Information Session for Aspiring Candidates

Tuesday, November 24 at Noon

Election Timeline and Key dates 

Campaign Period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Nomination Period January 4, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Special Ballot Application  Begins August 1, 2021
Advance Voting Opportunities TBD
Election Day  Monday, October 18, 2021
Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline March 1, 2022


What is....

Nomination Period

If you wish to run for Mayor, City Councillor, Trustee for the Edmonton School Division or Trustee of the Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division, 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.

Campaign Period

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

Special ballots are ballots that are cast by mail. Special (Mail in) ballot applications will become available for individuals who cannot attend an in-person voting opportunity. Electors must submit an application for a special ballot.

More information on the special ballot application process will be made available in 2021.

Advance Voting Opportunities

Electors can cast a ballot in the 2021 Edmonton General Election before Election Day at special voting stations. This is called an advance vote.

More information on advance voting locations and the advance voting period will be made available in 2021.

Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline

All candidates in the 2021 Edmonton General Election must report the total contributions they received and their campaign expenses by March 1, 2022. The form used to provide this information is called the Campaign Disclosure Statement.

For More Information

Edmonton Elections

16304 114 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5M 3R8



Fax 780-498-7058

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