Information for Candidates
Information Packages for Potential Candidates
Nomination Information packages are available to download. They will assist potential candidates to better understand the position of an elected official, including the expected duties, time commitments, pay and benefits available, etc. If you have questions before the information packages are available, please email the Returning Officer or call the Town Office (403-933-4348). A second information package will be available soon, to assist candidates through the period after filing nomination papers.
Nomination forms are included in the Nomination Information Package or they can be downloaded as a separate package here, and some are available from Municipal Affairs, Municipal Election Forms webpage. You can also pick up a set from the Town Office during regular office hours.
The Town of Black Diamond requires nomination deposits. A new Nomination Deposit Bylaw (2021-01) was passed in January 2021, and Ministerial Order MSD:103/20 affects available payment options for a candidate's deposit as well. The Ministerial Order is in effect only for the 2021 general election.
Municipal Affairs also provides some information for potential candidates:
- A Candidate's Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta (Elections during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors