When is the next General Election?
The next Municipal Election will be Monday, October 16, 2017. In Alberta, Municipal Elections are held ever four years on the third Monday of October.
No. Lethbridge has an at-large system. This means that each member of City Council represents the City as a whole and not a particular neighbourhood.
No, there is no voter's list. A citizen goes to their voting station, and signs a document certifying that they meet the qualifications. A voter must vote in the voting subdivision in which they live on the date of the Election.
A candidate picks up a nomination form from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, fills out the form and has it signed by five (5) or more eligible voters. On the form, each candidate should print their name as they wish it to appear on the ballot. Any person who signs a nomination paper must be eligible to vote.
Nomination papers can only be filed with the City Clerk (Returning Officer) between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, September 18, 2017 (Nomination Day), which is held four (4) weeks prior to the election. A candidate has twenty-four (24) hours after that to change their mind and withdraw their nomination papers.
Nomination papers cannot be filed in advance or after that date and time. A facsimile (fax) of nominations papers is not considered legal.
If a canadidate is unable to turn in their nomination papers in person, they may ask someone else to do it, providing the nomination form has been appropriately signed and commissioned.
Ballots are counted by an electronic vote tabulator.
Campaign signs are permitted on public property no earlier than Monday, September 4, 2017.
Campaign signs are permitted on private property anytime provided permission is obtained from the property owner.
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