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.

For more Information

  1. 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.

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 TBD
Election Day October 18, 2021
Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline March 1, 2022
Senate Election Proclamation - Nomination Period September 20, 2021

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

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

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