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Election 2017 Information for Candidates handbook now available

January 26, 2017 10:39 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer has released an information package for residents interested in running as a candidate for Mayor, City Councillor or School Trustee in the 2017 general election.

The next general election will be held on October 16, 2017. Candidates will be running for the position of Mayor, City Council, and School Trustee for the Public and the Catholic School Boards.

“We encourage residents to get involved in local government,” said Frieda McDougall, Returning Officer. “As citizens we all have a stake in what happens in our city. Running for local office is one way to show you care about Red Deer and are ready to become a leader in the community.”

Those interested in running for office are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Election 2017 Information for Candidates handbook from Legislative Services (second floor, City Hall). The package has information about:

  • Eligibility and rules of residence
  • Candidate events
  • Nomination day and filing of nomination papers
  • Qualifications of candidates
  • Identification of candidates and campaign workers
  • Campaign contributions and campaign expense disclosure
  • Election advertising, including election signs

“If you are interested in running for municipal office or becoming a school board trustee you should talk to former or current members to find out more about the commitments and responsibilities involved,” said McDougall. “The positions being filled come with a lot of responsibility and the decisions made directly influence our community’s future.”

Individuals who intend to run in the 2017 Election are encouraged to register with The City to receive updates and candidate information. All candidates for municipal office must register prior to accepting any contributions to their campaigns. Registration forms are available through the Legislative Services office or online at www.elections.reddeer.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Frieda McDougall 
Returning Officer
The City of Red Deer

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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