Candidate Information Session
Elections are an essential part of the democratic process. For four years, your councillors make decisions on behalf of their community, making the decisions that steer the future of our community. As such, the decision to run for council is not one for any person to take lightly, for it is an important commitment to your community.
This year, the Town of Hinton is offering a valuable Candidate Information Session on Wednesday, August 30. At the session, the Town will be presenting some valuable information for anyone who is interested in becoming a Member of Council.
What will be discussed during the session?
- Resources available to candidates
- Election information
- Campaigning information
- What happens when/if you’re elected
- Information on financial disclosure requirements
What resources are available to candidates?
Visit Hinton.ca/Election17 to find out about the resources that are available, including an Information Package, links to relevant governing documents, and links to important Town of Hinton documents.
What changes have occurred for elections since 2013?
It’s now very important that candidates register their Notice of Intent before accepting campaign contributions. Our experts will explain why this is important, as well as provide information regarding campaign surpluses and the late filing period.
What information regarding the nomination process will be available?
We will share in depth information on candidate eligibility, nominator eligibility, and dates and times for filing nominations.
What information on campaigning will be available?
Rules for signs (including where, when, and how to place signs) will be discussed to help ensure candidates are in compliance with local and provincial regulations.
What information regarding serving on council will be available?
Details on the role of councillors, deputy mayors, and mayors, plus information on the requirements of each position and remuneration and benefits will be presented.
The Candidate Information Session will be held August 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Government Centre (131 Civic Centre Road).