The 2017 Municipal Election Candidate Information Handbook is now available for the following elected positions:
Chief Elected Official – Mayor
Councillor – 8 Councillors
Lethbridge School District No. 51 Trustee – 7 Trustees
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4, Ward 2 Trustee – 5 Trustees
Individuals interested in running for office are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Handbook to review the rules for campaigning as well as the requirements of each elected office. Packages may be picked up from the Returning Officer Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Office of the City Clerk on the 2nd Floor of City Hall (910 -4th Avenue South).
Nomination Day is Monday September 18, 2017, and the Municipal Election will be held on Monday October 16, 2017.
Municipal elections are held every four years in Alberta, in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act. A new requirement for the 2017 Municipal Election is that before accepting or allocating any funds towards an election campaign, anyone interested in running for Mayor or City Councillor must file an application with the local Returning Officer. This application is available at the Office of the City Clerk or online at www.lethbridge.ca/election.
Municipalities are required to maintain a register of candidates. The registry is public information on the City of Lethbridge website. More information on the 2017 Municipal Election is available at: www.lethbridge.ca/election.