2021 Municipal Election

Municipal Election 2021

The next Town of Hinton general municipal election is on
Monday, October 18, 2021

Electors will be voting for one mayor and six town councilors.

Unofficial Election Results

The Town of Hinton would like to thank all candidates for putting their names forward in the 2021 Municipal Election. The Unofficial results for the 2021 Hinton Municipal Election are in:  

Unofficial 2021 Election Results

Results become official Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

There was a total of 2,872 voters.

Election Timeline and Key Dates

Nomination Period January 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021 (12 p.m. noon)
Campaign Period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Advance Voting Opportunities October 4, 7, and 13, 2021
Election Day October 18, 2021
Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline March 1, 2022
Senate Election Proclamation - Nomination Period September 20, 2021

Advance Voting Opportunities

Advance polling will be taking place at the Hinton Recreation Centre on the following dates:

  • October 4, 2021 - 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • October 7, 2021 - 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • October 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

Voting on Election Day will take place at the Hinton Centre on the following dates:

  • October 18, 2021 - 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.


For more Information

  1.  2021 Elections  Banner Deputy Returning Officer/ Legislative Services Coordinator


    131 Civic Centre Road

    2nd Floor

    Hinton, AB T7V 2E5

    Ph: 780-865-6072

    Fx: 780-865-5706


    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Qualifications of a Candidate

A person may be nominated as a candidate in the Town of Hinton municipal election if, on Nomination Day, the person is:

  • 18 years of age or older,
  • A Canadian citizen,
  • A resident of Town of Hinton for the six consecutive months immediate preceding Nomination Day, and
  • Not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

Sections 22 – 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act set out under what circumstances a person is not eligible for nomination. Anyone submitting a nomination is responsible for ensuring they are not in violation of any condition of eligibility.

Nomination Forms

Every nomination of a Candidate shall be completed through the submission of Nomination Form and Candidate’s Acceptance. Each nomination form must be fully completed, and include the signatures of at least 5 eligible Electors. To ensure validity of nominations, a Candidate may submit more than the required 5 Electors’ signatures. If a nomination is not signed by at least 5 Electors, the Returning Officer cannot accept the form.

The Town of Hinton does not collect a deposit to file nomination papers.

Form 4: Nomination Form and Candidate’s Acceptance

Form 5: Candidate Financial Information

Nomination Forms Checklist

  • Form 4, Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance completed 
    • Minimum of 5 signatures from eligible electors in Hinton
    • Form 4 is commissioned by the Returning Officer or a Commissioner for Oaths
  • Form 5, Candidate Financial Information completed
  • Release of Candidate Information completed
  • Release of Official Agent Information completed (if applicable)

Nomination papers must be accepted by the Town's Returning Officer before a candidate can incur any campaign expenses or accept contributions.

Candidate Resources

Join the Municipal Election Team!

There are multiple openings for Election Workers for the 2021 Municipal Election Advance Votes and Election Day. 

Local residents are invited to apply to the Town of Hinton for the following dates: 

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 
  • Monday, October 18, 2021

Please note that you will be required to attend a mandatory paid training session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 4, 2021

Application forms are available at the Town Office (2nd Floor, 131 Civic Centre Road) or you can click here

Please submit your application by 4:00 p.m. September 10, 2021 to:

  • Sandra Rendle | Deputy Returning Officer - srendle@hinton.ca 
  • Or drop it off in person at the Town Office - 2nd Floor, 131 Civic Centre Road   

Election Information Sessions

Interested in running in the 2021 Municipal Elections as a candidate? Join an upcoming “Hinton Votes” session and find out how. Learn about important election processes for candidates, including how to register, upcoming deadlines and changes to rules and regulations.

Slide deck here.

Join here via our YouTube channel.

Hinton Votes: Virtual Information Session for 2021 Municipal Elections

Session Dates:

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6 pm - COMPLETED

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6 pm - COMPLETED

Friday, July 26, 2021 at 6 pm - (Event details and YouTube link here)

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6 pm - POSTPONED

Notice of Nominiation Day (1)
2021 Elections Information Session Banner