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Posted on: December 29, 2020


2021 Municipal Election

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

Election Timelines

Nomination Period
January 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021

Campaign Period
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Advance Voting Opportunities

Election Day
October 18, 2021

Campaign Disclosure Statement Deadline
March 1, 2022


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

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