Election 2017

For Candidates

Important Notice: Prior to accepting or using funds or donations for the purpose of campaigning, “Candidates are required to register an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office with Vulcan County.

Qualifications of a Candidate

A person may be nominated as a candidate in Vulcan County's municipal election, if on Nomination Day the person is:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • a resident of Vulcan County and the ward in which they intend to run for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day (a resident since March 18, 2017); and
  • not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

Sections 22-24 of the Local Authorities Election Act stipulate under what circumstances a candidate is NOT eligible for nomination.  It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that they are not in violation of any condition of eligibility.

Employees of a Municipality

Section 22(5) of the Local Authorities Election Act

Employees of a municipality who wish to be nominated as a candidate may notify his or her employer and take a leave of absence without pay on or after July 1st, but before the employee’s last working day prior to Nomination Day.

Related Links

Roles and Responsibility of Officials in Local Government


Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors


Local Authorities Election Act – Frequently Asked Questions


For Voters

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Vulcan County residents will have an opportunity to vote for a Councillor within their divisional boundary.

 To be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of Alberta for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding election day; and
  • a resident of Vulcan County on Election Day.

An elector is eligible to vote only at the voting stating for the voting division in with the elector’s place of residence is location on Election Day. If you are unsure of which Division you reside in, call the County office at (403) 485-2241 for assistance.

 Voter Identification

To receive a ballot, voters (electors) are required to produce one piece of authorized identification to confirm both the voter's name and current residential address. Types of identification accepted include:

1. Government issued identification which contains your photograph, name and current address.

This includes an Operator’s (Driver’s) Licence or an Alberta Identification Card, or

 2. Identification from the following list that confirms your name and address:

Utility bill, for example:

° Telephone

°  Public Utilities Commission

°  Television

°  Hydro, gas or water

• Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque

• Income/property tax assessment notice

Insurance policy or coverage card

Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate

Government cheque or cheque stub

Residential lease or mortgage statement

Statement of government benefits, for example:

°  Employment insurance

°  Old-age security

°  Social assistance

°  Disability support

°  Child tax benefit

• Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation

• Correspondence issued by a school, college or university

• Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee

• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by a:

°  commercial property management company for tenant elector

°  correctional institution for incarcerated elector

°  First Nations band or reserve

°  post-secondary institution for student elector

°  facility that provides services to the homeless for homeless elector

°  supportive living facility or treatment centre for electors in long term care or supportive living facility

If a voter's identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable proximity to the voting jurisdiction.


Vulcan County

Vulcan County, conveniently located in beautiful sunny southern Alberta, is a vibrant and progressive rural community with prime farming, ranching, residential, leisure and recreation opportunities. Strategically situated one hour south of Calgary and one hour north of Lethbridge, we offer a rich quality of life in a rural setting.

General Contact Info

 Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB
 (403) 485-2241
 (403) 485-2920

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