Information for Candidates

Information for Candidates

Nomination Period

Nomination period opens: Monday, January 4, 2021
Nomination period closes: Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12 p.m..

Nominations for Mayor or Councillors will be accepted by the Returning Officer from Monday, January 4, 2021 until 12 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. Prospective candidates filling their nominations must schedule an appointment with the Returning Officer.

As per the Local Authority Elections Act Section 10, within 48 hours of the close of nominations on Nomination Day, the Returning Officer shall post or cause to be posted at the local jurisdiction office the names of all candidates that have been nominated and the offices for which they were nominated.

Nomination Information

Election Sign Guidelines

Election signs can be displayed as of August 22, 2021 and must be removed by 11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2021 as per the Town of Devon Land Use Bylaw and the Government of Alberta Guidelines for the Installation of Election Signs.

Town of Devon Logo

The Town of Devon logos and images cannot be used by individuals outside the Town of Devon organization as per the Municipal Governement Act (MGA), Section 559. 

Unauthorized use of heraldic emblems Section 559,  No person may use the heraldic emblem of the municipality or anything that is intended to resemble the heraldic emblem without the permission of council. 

Important Dates for Candidates

  • The Municipal Candidates Forum will be at the Devon Community Centre (host and date to be determined)
  • Nomination Day closes September 20, 2021 at noon (12 p.m.)
  • Election Day is October 18, 2021
  • Campaign funding disclosures are due on or before March 7, 2022

Time requirements if elected

  • The evening of the first Thursday of each month for Committee of the Whole Meetings
  • The evening of the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month for Council Meetings
  • Regular board meetings depending on which board you are appointed to will depend on the time commitment (monthly to once a year)
  • Annual Strategic Priorities planning
  • Annual Budget Deliberations

The newly elected Council will need to be available:

  • October 25, 2021 - The newly elected Council's first official Council meeting where you will be sworn in, board appointments, seating arrangements, Deputy Mayor Appointments and Council Meeting dates will be reviewed and approved by Council. Photo opportunity for swearing is made available for family.
  • October 29 & 30, 2021 - 8:30 4:30 p.m. Council & Legal Training Session
  • October 31 & November 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Strategic Priorities Planning Session
  • November 25, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board On Boarding 
  • To Be Determined (November date) - Alberta Urban Municipal Association (AUMA) meeting
  • December 3 & 4, 2021- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the 2022 Operational Budget Deliberations

If you have any further questions regarding the Election Act, please contact the Returning Officer.

Contact Us

Any inquiries regarding the Town of Devon's municipal election can be directed to:

Tony Kulbisky
Returning Officer
p: 780-987-8301

Melanie Crothers
Substitute Returning Officer
p: 780-987-8310

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