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 Sections 21, 22 and 23 to determine your eligibility as a candidate.  

Further information for candidates will be posted to this website closer to the nomination period.  Persons interested in running in the election may file a nomination to become a candidate on January 1, 2021.  

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.