Municipal Election


The next municipal election is October 18, 2021.

Candidate Information

As of January 2014, changes to the Local Authorities Election Act require all candidates intending to run in an upcoming municipal election to register with the municipality prior to accepting campaign contributions.

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 possible candidate.  If you are accepting campaign contributions, please complete Form 3A - Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office and submit it to Whitecourt Administration.

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.