Municipal Election


The next municipal election is October 18, 2021.

Candidate Information

In accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) citizens who are considering running in the next Municipal Election are accountable for ensuring their own eligibility.  Please reference the LAEA to determine your eligibility as a candidate.  

Candidate Information Package

The Province has also created A Candidate's Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta.

Forms required for nomination:

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

Important Dates

  • January 1 to September 20, 2021 - Nomination Period

  • September 20, 2021 - Nomination Day

  • October 18, 2021 - Election Day

Automated Vote Counting

The Town of Whitecourt will be using electronic tabulators for the municipal election.  Many municipalities across Canada now use electronic tabulators as they offer a secure, accurate, and reliable voting solution.  As always, the Town of Whitecourt’s goal for the municipal election is to maintain voter confidence, enhance voter experience, and ensure accurate and timely results. Bylaw 1487 and 1487-1 outline procedures for electronic voting.

Election Signage

Learn about guidelines relating to election signage in Whitecourt.

Voter Information

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote, an elector must be:

  • 18 years old;
  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • A resident in Alberta; and,
  • The elector's place of residence must be located in the local jurisdiction on election day (Section 47 of the Local Authoritie Election Act)

All voters will be required to provide identification prior to obtaining a ballot.  Below is a link to acceptable forms of identification.