September 18, 2017: Nomination Day
September 28, 2017: Election Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Town of Hanna. 7:00 pm Hanna Community Centre. All Nominees are invited to attend.
October 5, 2017: Advance Vote Noon - 6:30 Town Office 302 2nd Ave West
October 16, 2017: Election Day 10am - 8:00 pm Community Centre
Nomination day is Monday, September 18, 2017. Candidates are required to submit their nomination papers between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Nomination day although they do have the ability to withdraw before noon the following day. Nomination forms must be turned into the Returning Officer (Mrs. Rhonda Lund) at the Town Office building (302 - 2nd Avenue West). Nomination forms may be submitted on the candidates' behalf if the candidate is not available on nomination day, however if they are not completed correctly, the papers cannot be accepted.
The term of office for Municipal Council is four years. A candidate can run either for the position of Mayor or one of the six Councillor positions in the election. Electors vote for Mayor and Council on separate ballots.
All residents interested in running are encouraged to read through the material posted on the Town of Hanna website or the Government of Alberta website.
If candidates self fund their campaign up to and including $10,000, they are not required to file an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office. However, potential candidates who wish to raise money for their campaign or who will self fund their campaign in excess of $10,000, must complete and submit a notice of intent to the municipality prior to accepting any campaign contributions. An updated list of all Notice of Intent that have been filed will be available from the Returning Officer.
A person may be nominated if the person:
- Is eligible to vote in the elction (18 years of age & a Canadian citizen)
- Has resided in the Municipality for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
- Is not otherwise ineligible.
Mandatory Training for Elected Officials
A new two-day course called Municipalities 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance will fully address the mandatory requirement for municipalities to provide training to their elected officials. This course includes: governance and legislation; role of elected officials and decision processes; financial management; planning and development; and collaboration. The course is being offered in 12 locations. The one closest to Hanna is to be held in Drumheller Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
Alberta Leaders Training - preparing candidates for the local authority elections
Supporting Women in Local Government - Sept 11, 2017