Nominations

Nomination Day

Nomination Day for the offices of Mayor and Councillor is Monday, September 20, 2021. The Candidate may file their nomination papers any time between January 1, 2021 until 12:00 noon on September 20, 2021.

Nomination Form

Every nomination of a Candidate shall be completed through the submission of a Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance. Each nomination form must be fully completed, and include the signatures of at least five eligible Electors. To ensure validity of nominations, a Candidate may submit more than the required five Electors’ signatures. If a nomination is not signed by at least five Electors, the Returning Officer cannot accept the form.

The City does not collect a deposit to file nomination papers.

Withdrawal of Nomination Papers

Within 24 hours of the close of Nomination Day at 12:00 noon on September 20, 2021, a Candidate may withdraw their nomination, provided that more than 1 Candidate for Mayor or 6 Candidates for Councillors have been nominated. The Returning Officer is unable to accept a withdrawal if it would result in less than the required number of Candidates for that office.

If a Candidate wishes to withdraw their nomination papers, a written notice must be provided to the Returning Officer no later than 12:00 noon, September 21, 2021.

Election by Acclamation

If at the close of Nomination Day at 12:00 noon on September 20, 2021, the number of Candidates nominated for any office is the same as the number required to be elected, the Returning Officer shall declare the Candidates to be acclaimed to the offices for which they were nominated.

More details for Candidates can be found in the Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - A Candidate’s Guide (PDF).

Filing of Nomination Papers

Nominations for the offices of Mayor and Councillor will be accepted by the Returning Officer beginning on January 1, 2021 until 12:00 noon on September 20, 2021. Nomination forms are to be filed with Legislative Services (preferably by appointment) at City Hall located at 5432 56 Avenue, Lacombe. The Returning Officer is unable to accept nominations before January 1, 2021 or after 12:00 noon on Nomination Day. Facsimiles and electronically submitted copies will not be accepted.

In addition to being delivered in person, the specific requirement of section 28 to submit nominations forms to the local jurisdiction office can be met by having forms mailed or delivered by courier.

Any person may make a request to examine the filed nomination papers by contacting the Returning Officer to make arrangements.

School Trustee nomination forms are not accepted by the City of Lacombe. They must be delivered to the appropriate public or separate School Board Returning Officers:

  • Wolf Creek School Division Office at 6000 Highway 2A in Ponoka.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic Separate Regional Division #38 Board Office at 4906-50 Avenue in Leduc, or

The Candidate is responsible for ensuring that the nomination filed meets the requirements of the LAEA.