Candidate Information

The municipal election will be held Monday, October 16, 2017.

NEW! Candidate Information Session and Guide

If you are a Prospective Candidate looking for information about running for office, click here for the M.D. of Bonnyville Candidate's Package. Copies can also be picked up at the M.D.'s main office at 4905-50 Avenue in Bonnyville.

The Municipal Affairs 2017 Candidate's Guide can be found online (PDF).

Following Nomination Day, the M.D. will provide an Information Session for Nominees on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the M.D. Administration Office.

Attendees will be required to register by contacting Deputy Returning Officer, via email Ms. Sam Sadlowski.

Candidate Registration

In accordance with Section 147.21 of the Local Authorities Election Act, individuals planning to run in municipal elections must be registered with the Returning Officer of the municipality. Registration must take place before a candidate can accept any campaign contributions. The required form (Form 3A) can be found on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

Any changes to the information must be submitted to the M.D. of Bonnyville within 48 hours of the change taking effect.

Please Note:

  • The Candidate Registration list is public, and posted on the M.D. website.
  • Once an individual is registered, they are permitted to start fundraising.
  • If an individual intends to completely self-fund their campaign (to a maximum of $10,000), they are not required to register.

View the list of Candidates for 2017 Election.

A downloadable copy of the Local Authorities Election Act is available free of charge, for your reference, from Alberta Municipal Affairs.

Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017.

Nomination Forms for Reeve and Councillor must be filed at the M.D. of Bonnyville Administration Office, located at 4905 - 50 Avenue, Bonnyville, AB, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. noon on Nomination Day. Nomination papers will not be accepted before this time.

Nomination forms must be hand delivered. As long as the Nomination Papers have been commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths, any individual may file Nomination Papers on behalf of the candidate. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that the Nomination Papers have been fully completed and meet the requirements for filing.

2017 Nomination Form (Form 3)

More Information:

Alberta Municipal Affairs Municipal Elections website

Municipal District of Bonnyville Elections Bylaw (PDF)

Municipal District of Bonnyville Candidate's Package (PDF)