Candidate Information

Candidate Information

In accordance with the Local Authorities Act (LAEA), citizens who are considering running in the next Municipal Election are accountable for ensuring their own eligibility.  Please refer to the LAEA to determine your eligibility as as candidate.
Information for Town of Barrhead Candidates has been prepared to assist candidates through the campaign process during the 2021 Municipal Election.  Further, the Government of Alberta has created a Candidate's Guide to Running for Municipal Office in Alberta.  This provincial guide provides information regarding elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forms required for nomination:
Form 5 - Candidate Financial Information (Available early January 2021 from Government of Alberta) 

For a list of all election forms for the municipal election, visit the Government of Alberta website.

Important Dates

 Nomination Period
January 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021 
 Advance Voting Days TBD
 Election Day  October 18, 2021

A person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate for Councillor or for Mayor if:
  • They are over the age of 18;
  • They are a Canadian Citizen;
  • They have been a resident of the Town of Barrhead for at least (6) consecutive months prior to Nomination Day (or since March 20, 2021); and,
  • They are not otherwise ineligible.
Please note that there are ways in which a person may be ineligible to run a as a candidate.  For a complete listing of ineligibility, please consult the Local Authorities Election Act

For more information please contact

Cheryl Callihoo, Returning Officer
Town of Barrhead
Box 4189, 5014 - 50 Ave
Barrhead, AB, T7N 1A2
Phone:  780-674-3301