Information for Candidates

Shaking hands with community memberThe documents below provide a brief introduction of the requirements for nomination to municipal office in the Town of Ponoka. Candidates are responsible for understanding all legislation concerning the election, including:

  • Nomination
  • Eligibility
  • Campaigning restrictions
  • Campaign finance and disclosure
  • Election offences
  • Prohibitions at voting stations

Nomination Information

The Town of Ponoka nomination period opened on Monday, January 4, 2021 and closes on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12 noon.

If you’re interested in running for Mayor or Council, please submit your nomination papers by:

  • Using the drop box located inside the west doors of the Ponoka Civic Centre.
  • Mail or courier addressed to Town of Ponoka, c/o Returning Officer, 200, 5604 50 Street, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1G5.
  • Drop them off in person at the Reception desk at the Town Office.

For general inquiries, please contact the Town Office at (403) 783-4431. For specific questions about completing nomination papers, please contact the Returning Officer's email at

Further information on nomination requirements can be found in the Nomination Information Package.

Candidates Information Package

The Candidate's Information Package provides prospective candidates with additional information about running for Ponoka Town Council.

Additional Information and Resources

Town Policy, Guides and Tools

Bylaw No. 456-21 Election Bylaw

Bylaw No. 448-20 Election Signage Bylaw

Nomination Information Package

Candidate's Information Package

COVID-19 Guidance for Canvassing and Campaigning

Election Forms

Form 4 - Nomination Form and Candidates Acceptance

Form 5 - Candidate Financial Information  

Election Sign Acknowledgement Form

Form 16 - Statement of Scrutineer or Official Agent

Form 26 - Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement

Candidate's Scrutineer Appointment Form

Form 27 - Registration of a Third Party

Form 28 - Third Party Advertising Contribution Statement

Municipal Affairs Resources

Alberta Municipal Affairs Municipal Election website

A Candidate's Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta

Local Authorities Election Act Implementation Fact Sheets

Accountability and Transparency Amendments

Campaign Finance and Contribution Disclosure Amendments

Frequently Asked Questions

General Clarifying and Technical Amendments

Questions and Answers

Third Party Advertising Amendments

Voter Accessibility Amendments

Other Resources

Alberta Queen's Printer

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)

Local Authorities Election Act

Municipal Government Act