General Election: Summer 2021
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Summer Village of Kapasiwin Community Hall
Nominations Close: 4 weeks before election date
A candidate can file their nomination form in person starting immediately and ending at the close of Nomination Day four weeks before Election Date. Prospective candidates can contact the Returning Officer by phone at 780-914-0997, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure their information is submitted to the Returning Officer by the deadline.
Returning Officer: Emily House
Form of Nomination
Nominations must be completed on the prescribed Form 4, Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance and Form 5, Candidate Information. In accordance with section 27(2) of the Local Authorities Election Act nominations must be signed by a minimum of five (5) eligible electors. Nomination papers requires a $100.00 deposit.
Form 4 contains a candidate’s written acceptance. In order to complete this candidate acceptance, you must be familiar with the following sections of the Local Authorities Election Act:
- Section 21 – Qualification of candidates
- Section 22 – Ineligibility
- Section 23 – Ineligibility for nomination
- Section 27 – Form of nomination
- Section 47 – Eligibility to vote
- Section 68.1 – Option for Official agent
- Section 151 – Offence
- Part 5.1 – Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure
The written acceptance requires the completion of an affidavit that swears or affirms:
- That you are eligible to be elected under sections 21 and 47 of the Local Authorities Election Act;
- That you are not otherwise disqualified under sections 22 or 23 of the Local Authorities Election Act;
- That you will accept the office if elected;
- That you have read sections 12, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 47, 68.1, and 151, and Part 5.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act and understand their contents;
- That you will provide name and contact information of your official agent (if applicable); and
- That you will read and abide by the municipality’s code of conduct if elected (if applicable); and
- That the electors who have signed the nomination paper are eligible to vote in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act.
This acceptance also requires you to state the name of your official agent if you have chosen to appoint one, and provide your name as it should appear on the ballot. This name may include nicknames, however, titles are not permitted (Dr., Mrs., Mr. etc).
The signature of the candidate must be witnessed by the Returning Officer or a Commissioner for Oaths.
Form 5 requires you to provide the following information:
- Your full name and address
- Address of where your candidate records are maintained
- Name(s) and address(es) of financial institutions where your campaign contributions will be deposited (if applicable)
- Name(s) of signing authorities for each depository listed above (if applicable)
Where there is any change in the above-mentioned information, you must notify the Returning Officer in writing within 48 hours of such changes by submitting a completed information form.
In accordance with section 147.3 of the Local Authorities Election Act you are required to open a campaign account at a financial institution in your name or your election campaign’s name for the purposes of the election campaign when you file your nomination papers or as soon as possible after the total amount of contributions you receive first exceeds $1,000 in the aggregate.
You can withdraw your candidacy anytime during the nomination period.
If at the close of nominations, there are more candidates for any particular office, you may withdraw within 24 hours of the close of the nomination period. If at any time after the close of the nomination period, the number of candidates remaining does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the returning officer shall refuse to accept further withdrawals and your name will appear on the ballot.
A notice of withdrawal must be submitted in person, in writing, to the Returning Officer by making an appointment. Withdrawal notices received by way of facsimile, email or phone will NOT be accepted.
For complete information see sections 32 and 34 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Acceptance of Nomination Papers
The returning officer will not accept a nomination paper that is:
- not signed by at least five (5) electors; or
- that is not sworn or affirmed by the person nominated.