Municipal Election 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Election Information

The next Municipal Election will be held Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Innisfail will have one polling station — the Library Learning Centre Community Room (5300 55 St. Close) — open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The office of Mayor and six councillors will be elected for a four-year term. The election of Catholic School Board trustees will also take place at the Innisfail polling station on Election Day.


Who's Running?

Here's the official list of candidates:

Mayor

Jim Romane
Brian Spiller

Council

Jean Barclay
Gavin Bates
Doug Bos
Glen Carritt
Mary Flemming
Donnie Hill
Ron King
Christa Lamboo
Danny Rieberger
Angela Sande
David Toms

For Voters

Where and when can I vote?

The Election will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Innisfail will have one polling station — the Library Learning Centre Community Room (5300 55 St. Close) — open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please bring a piece of personal identification that displays your name and current address. Click here for more information on voter identification requirements.

Am I eligible to vote?

You’re eligible to vote if: (1) You're at least 18 years old; (2) You're a Canadian citizen; (3) You've lived in Alberta for the six months immediately preceding Election Day; and (4) Your place of residence is located in the area on Election Day.

What if I can't make it to the polling station on Election Day?

Advance voting will take place at the polling station (Library Learning Centre Community Room, 5300 55 St. Close) on the following dates:

Friday, Oct. 6 | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Candidates

How do I run for Council?

If you’ve decided to run for the office of Mayor or Council, you’ll need to submit your nomination at the Town Office on Monday, Sept. 18 (Nomination Day) between 8 a.m. and noon. But first, stop by the Town Office and pick up a Candidate Nomination Package, or download it from the link below. It’s got all the information you’ll need, as well as some required paperwork.

CANDIDATE NOMINATION PACKAGE

Where can I learn more about becoming an elected official?

Aside from the Candidate Nomination Package, which provides all the detailed information you’ll need, a guide — Running for Municipal Office in Alberta — also offers a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the process of becoming an elected official.

It’s available in print at the Town Office, or at the link below.

RUNNING FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE IN ALBERTA

What are the rules regarding sign placement?

 

In accordance with the Town's Election Sign Policy, candidates may begin placing signs as of Friday, Sept. 1. Please view the policy here for guidelines on placement, location and other considerations.

 


For further resources and information, visit Alberta Municipal Affairs online.