Current Candidate Information
The following candidates have filed their nomination to run in the 2021 election:
* incumbent (currently serving as an elected official on Blackfalds Town Council)
|School Board Trustee Candidates||Wards|
|Darryl Stendie||Wolf Creek School Division - Ward E|
|Sharla Heistad||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Murray Hollman||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Monique LaGrange||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Cynthia Leyson||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Kim Pasula||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Fred Simoni||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
|Anne Marie Watson||Catholic School Division - Red Deer Area Ward|
Candidate Nomination Period and Forms
In order to run in the 2021 General Election on October 18, 2021, completed nomination packages must be received in person by the Returning Officer, Darolee Bouteiller or the Substitute Returning Officer, Kalina Van Winssen, at the Town office during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
The Nomination period closes at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day, September 20, 2021.
Nominations are signed by a minimum of five eligible voters and must include the signed statement of the candidate.
The Official Nomination Day Results will be sent out via media release.
Candidate Information and Nomination Forms
Please note: To help ensure a fair election, if the Town of Blackfalds provides written information to any candidate, that same information will be shared with all candidates. Where it might be of Town-wide interest, we will also post that information on our website.
Candidates are not permitted to use any Town branding. Use of the Town logo and branding is exclusive to the Town.
- 2021 Candidate Information Package
- Candidate Information - How do I run?
- Candidates FAQ
- Candidate Registration, Contributions and Campaign Expense FAQ's
- Election Signage Location Map.
Election signage can be posted starting on September 4 and must be taken down by October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Signs on private property are already permitted.
Additional Election Information
The Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general.
- Running for Municipal Office in Alberta 2021 – A Candidate’s Guide
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, see the attached document below, or visit the Municipal Affairs website at www.eoep.ca.
Contact the Elections Office
The local Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers are appointed by Town Council. These roles are responsible for all matters regarding the local organization and operation of the 2017 Local Authorities Election and for enforcement of provisions of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Candidate packages are available at the Town Office, 5018 Waghorn Street during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm). Candidate Information and nomination forms are available online 24/7 for reference only.
Questions about the Town of Blackfalds Municipal Election may be directed to:
Returning Officer / Deputy Returning Officers
Town of Blackfalds - Election Office
Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0
Please Note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in the legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections and the requirements for nomination.