Information for Candidates

People who are considering running for office often have many questions.  On this page, you will find answers to many of them.  If you still have questions after reading the documents attached below, you can find further information on the Province of Alberta, Municipal Affairs Election website. Questions specific to elections in the Town of Black Diamond can be discussed with the Returning Officer Verna Staples by email or by calling the Town Office at 403-933-4348.
This year, the Province of Alberta has provided some information aimed at helping women to run for municipal office.  To take advantage of the experiences of successfully elected officials, visit the Government of Alberta website Ready For Her - a guide for women running for municipal office.
The Pre-Nomination Information Package is intended to help people understand whether or not they would like to run in the 2017 Municipal Election.  Due to the early publication, it is anticipated that there may be some changes required to the information package.  The tracker will tell you when the last changes were made to the document, and what they were.  It is hoped that this will assist in keeping all interested parties current with the latest information available, right up to Nomination Day.

A second information package will be provided closer to Nomination Day, to assist those who do make the decision to run for office.  It will provide candidates with more updated scheduling information, campaigning information, forms, etc. to assist them in running their campaigns and preparing to take their seat in Council Chambers, should they be successful.
Return to 2017 Municipal Election page