Candidate Information


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Lansey Middleton

Returning Officer


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Candidate Information:

  • Nomination Period
  • Nomination Day
  • Nomination Papers
  • Withdraw of Nomination
  • Election by Acclamation
  • Candidate Eligibility
  • Campaign Finances

Candidate Nomination & Information Package

Nomination Period & Nomination Day

The Nomination Period is currently open and will close at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day). Nomination papers must be received by Vulcan County’s Returning Officer during this period.

Nomination Papers

Every nomination of a candidate shall be completed through the submission of a Nomination Form and Candidate’s Acceptance (Form 4). Each nomination form must be fully completed, and include the signatures of at least 5 eligible electors. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that the nomination papers filed meet the requirements of the Local Authorities Election Act.

It is advised that candidates book an appointment with the Returning Officer for the submission of nomination papers.

Vulcan County does not require a deposit for filing nomination papers.

Once nomination papers have been filed and received by the Returning Officer, any member of the public may examine the papers in the presence of the Returning Officer. Vulcan County will also post names of candidates who have filed nomination papers in the Administration Building and on the website.

More information for candidates can be found in our 2021 Nomination & Information Package.

Withdraw of Nomination Papers

A candidate can withdraw their nomination papers up until the close of Nomination Day on September 20th at 12:00 p.m.  After close of Nomination Day, nomination papers can only be withdrawn within 24 hours if there are more than one candidate for a Division. If the candidate is the only person to have filed papers at the close of Nomination Day, the candidate is deemed elected.

A request to withdraw nomination papers must be received in writing.

Election by Acclamation

If there is only one candidate nominated for an electoral Division, then the Returning Officer shall declare the candidate acclaimed for that Division in which they were nominated.

Candidate Eligibility

A person is eligible to be nominated for a Division in Vulcan County if they:

  • Are at least 18 years old;
  • Are a Canadian citizen;
  • Have been a resident of the Division for the six (6) months immediately preceding Nomination Day (September 20th);
  • Are not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

Sections 22 – 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act set out under what circumstances a person is not eligible for nomination. Anyone submitting a nomination is responsible for ensuring they are not in violation of any condition of eligibility.

Campaign Finances

An individual MUST file nomination papers prior to accepting any contribution to a campaign.

Contributions can only be accepted from individuals residing in Alberta, to a maximum of $5,000. Corporate or union contributions are prohibited in municipal elections.

All candidates are required to file a disclosure statement with Vulcan County, even if no contributions were received.

More information regarding Campaign Finances can be found in our 2021 Nomination & Information Package.

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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.

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General Contact Info

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

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