Vote – 2021

Municipal elections are held every four years where residents must elect five Councillors to a four-year term.

In the Village of Carbon, Council members are elected at large which means the Mayor and Councillors represent the entire population rather than a geographical ward. October 18, 2021, is the next Municipal Election.  The Mayor is elected amongst the newly elected officials at the Organizational Meeting of Council after the elections have concluded.


Important Dates

  • January 1, 2021, to September 20, 2021 – Nomination Period
  • Nomination Papers will be accepted beginning January 4th, 2021
  • Nominations will close at 12:00 noon local time on September 20, 2021
  • October 18, 2021 – Election Day

Candidate Information – Getting Started:


Nomination Package Table of Contents

Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta (A guide by Alberta Municipal Affairs)

Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors (A guide by Alberta Municipal Affairs)

In-Camera Discussion of Council (A guide by Alberta Municipal Affairs)

Village of Carbon Bylaw 2020-842, “Procedural Bylaw”

Village of Carbon Bylaw 2018-806, “Council Code of Conduct”

Village of Carbon 2020-2021 Committee Representatives

Council Remuneration Policy

Please refer to the Government of Alberta website for more informative resources as well as new and ongoing changes to the legislation, and the ‘Prospective Candidates’ section provides a large amount of resource material

Please refer to the following sections in the Local Authorities Election Act – Current as of September 2020, for important information about filling in the Nomination Papers

To determine if you qualify as a candidate

  • Section 21 – Qualification of the candidate
  • Section 22 – Ineligibility
  • Section 23 – Ineligibility for nomination

Instructions on filling out the nomination form

  • Section 27 – Form of nomination (Eligibility to vote information Section 47)
  • Section 28 – Nominations

Information on assigning an official agent/representative

  • Section 68 – Option for Official agent

Penalties for filing a false statement

  • Section 151 – Offence candidate’s acceptance

Voter information

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 Authorities Election Act)

Voting locations will be announced at a later date.