2021 Municipal Election

October 18, 2021 is the next Municipal General Election. Municipal Elections are held every four years at which time residents elect one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors to a four year term. In High Level, Council members are elected at-large, which means the Mayor and Councillors represent the entire population rather than a geographical ward.

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs the nomination, voting, and election process. To view a copy of the Act, click here.   

Important Dates

  • Nominations for the general election will be open between January 1, 2021 and September 20, 2021. Nomination Day closes at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. This date and time cannot be extended.
  • Advance Vote Day One - Thursday, October 7, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) 
  • Advance Vote Day Two - Saturday, October 16, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) 
  • Municipal Election Day is on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Nomination

If you are interested in running for council, copies of the Candidate Nomination forms are available by contacting the Town Returning Officer at 780-926-2001 or can be downloaded from the Alberta Government Municipal Election Website.

Downloadable forms: 

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Qualifications of candidates – Section 21 of the LAEA

A person may be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act, if on nomination day the person:

  1. Is eligible to vote in that election,
  2. Has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day, and
  3. Is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Act.

Filing of Nomination Papers

In order for your nomination papers to be accepted, all candidates must have the signatures of a minimum of five (5) eligible electors. These electors must be a resident of the local jurisdiction on the date they sign the form and eligible to vote in the election.

Nomination papers must be completed in full and have sworn the Candidate’s Acceptance section (Form 4) before a Commissioner for Oaths. If you require the services of a Commissioner for Oaths, you are required to make an appointment by calling:  780-926-2001.

A nomination deposit of $100 must accompany the Nomination Form in the form of debit or credit card, money order, certified cheque, or cash. The deposit may be returned in accordance with Section 30 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the Nomination Form is filed in accordance with the Act.

To drop off your Nomination Paper, please call the Returning Officer at 780-926-2201.

For further information on the 2021 Municipal Election, please contact:  
Sandra Beaton, Returning Officer
Linda Gervais, Substitute Returning Officer
Town of High Level
10511-103 Street
780-926-2201
town@highlevel.ca

Information for Voters 

You may vote in the Municipal election if you are:

  •  at least 18 years old,
  •  a Canadian citizen, and
  •  reside in Alberta and your place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day. 

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