December 30, 2020
The Town of Hinton Corporate and Strategic Services in cooperation with Returning Officer Emily Olsen are please to announce the release of the 2021 Town of Hinton Municipal election information webpage and download package.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.Find the election webpage at Hinton.ca/Election
Nomination PeriodJanuary 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Campaign PeriodJanuary 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021Advance Voting OpportunitiesTBDElection DayOctober 18, 2021Campaign Disclosure Statement DeadlineMarch 1, 2022
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.
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 AcceptanceForm 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
Download the Town of Hinton Nomination Package for information about deciding to run, nominations, campaigning, and other election and information resources.
Visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs Municipal Elections website for access to several resources, including a link to the Local Authorities Election Act.