2021 Municipal Election

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The Municipal District of Bonnyville will be holding a municipal election on Monday, October 18, 2021. Voters will elect one Reeve and six Councillors.

Filing of a nomination 

NEW in 2021: Candidates may submit their nomination papers starting January 1, 2021.  

The Nomination Form, Candidate Information Form, Release of Information Form, and a deposit of $100 (cash, certified cheque, debit, credit card, or money order payable to Municipal District of Bonnyville) must be filed with the Returning Officer during the nomination period between January 1, 2021 and noon on September 20, 2021, at the M.D. Administration Office.

Please note that:

  • The nomination form can only be accepted by the Returning Officer during the nomination period.
  • Filing of the nomination form may be done in person.
  • Someone other than the candidate may file the nomination form on the candidate’s behalf, but the candidate is responsible to ensure the nomination form is complete and is sworn before a Commissioner for Oaths before filing.
  • Mailed, faxed, or emailed copies of the nomination form will not be accepted.
  • Once the nomination form is accepted by the Returning Officer or their designate, the name of the candidate, the office they are seeking and the candidate information from Form A will be posted on the M.D. election website.

Information for candidates

Candidates are responsible for understanding all legislation concerning elections, including nomination, eligibility, campaigning restrictions, campaign finance and disclosure, election offences and prohibitions at voting stations.

The 2021 M.D. Candidate’s Information Guide provides prospective candidates with additional information about running for the M.D. Municipal Council. You can also obtain a paper copy at the M.D. Administration Office.

Alberta Municipal Affairs also has available A Candidate's Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta.

The Municipal Candidate Information Hub is now available from RMA, AUMA, and Alberta Municipal Affairs. This joint initiative provides a hub with helpful videos and information for both new and returning municipal candidates, and provides answers to the following common candidate questions:

    What is it like to be a municipal elected official?

    What is the process for running a municipal campaign?

    Where can I find more info?

Click here for the latest version of the Alberta Local Authorities Election Act.

Election Bylaws

M.D. Bylaw 1662 Election Bylaw 

M.D. Bylaw 1754 Election Bylaw Amendment

M.D. Bylaw 1692 Council Code of Conduct

Election-Related Policies

2A.022 Elections Campaigns Policy