Planning on running in upcoming elections? Here is some important information for you.
- The term of office for all elected candidates is four years.
- The positions of the Mayor and Council at the City of Lacombe are deemed "at-large" positions, which means that each individual elected represents Lacombe as a whole, and not a particular ward or section of the community. One mayor candidate, and six councillor candidates are elected from over 9,000 city-wide eligible voters.
City of Lacombe Website
Potential candidates can best familiarize themselves by talking to members of Council or Administration; by spending some time reading Council Agendas and Minutes, and by reviewing the rest of the City website for more information.
Potential candidates are welcome to attend upcoming Council meetings, as are all members of the public. The meeting schedules can be found on the City Council page.
- Council Code of Conduct Policy (PDF)
- Council Remuneration Policy (PDF)
- Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors (PDF)
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - A Candidate’s Guide (PDF)
Candidate Information & Nomination Forms
- Form 3A (PDF): Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office
- Election Legislation (Local Authorities Election Act (PDF))
- Nomination Eligibility and Filing of Nomination Papers (PDF)
- Form 3 (PDF): Nomination Form
- Registration of Candidates (PDF)
Campaign Information and Forms
- Campaign Advertising (PDF)
- Campaign Signs
- Form 7A (PDF): Enumerator, Candidate or Official Agent Proof of ID
- Form 7B (PDF): Campaign Worker Proof of ID
- Form 10 (PDF): Statement of Scrutineer or Official Agent
- Form 21 (PDF): Campaign Disclosure Statement & Financial Statement
- Use of City of Lacombe Logo in Election Campaign (PDF)
Elected Officials Education Program
If you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, visit the Alberta Government Municipal Affairs website.
The Local Authorities Election Act (PDF) and the Municipal Government Act (PDF) are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general.
Additional websites that may be of interest:
Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections, and the requirements for nomination.