Election 2021

Prairie Land School Division promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board trustee. The election is Monday, October 18th, 2021. The nomination period begins on January 1, 2021 and runs until 12:00 p.m. on nomination day, Monday, September 20, 2021.

As those dates approach, more information will be available.

Candidate Information

Running for Office

The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.

Become a Trustee

The Local Authorities Election Act , states that a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person

(a) is eligible to vote

(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and

(c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified

You are not eligible to run if, on nomination day, you:

· are an employee of any school district, school division, charter school or private school as of nomination day – unless you take an unpaid leave of absence to run before the last working day prior to nomination day;

· are an auditor of the jurisdiction in which you want to be a candidate;

· do not meet the residency requirement for the jurisdiction in which you want to run;

· are otherwise ineligible or disqualified as outlined under section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

See sections 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act for more details.

Section 27(3) - "Only an elector who is a resident of the WARD for which a candidate for election is being nominated may sign the nomination of the candidate".

DISCLAIMER: It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the legislation, or to seek appropriate legal or accounting advice from professionals as required. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign complies with all provincial laws.

Nomination Period

The nomination period for the 2021 general election begins on January 1, 2021 and runs until 12:00 pm on nomination day, Monday, September 20, 2021.

Filing a Nomination Form

Candidates who seek nomination for school board trustee must complete the Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance. In addition, the candidate must also file Form 5 – Candidate Financial Information and the Consent Form.

Nominations must be signed by at least five electors. These electors must be residents of the Prairie Land School Division on the date they signed the form, and they must be eligible to vote in the election. As Prairie Land School Division has a ward system, the electors signing the nomination form must also be residents of the ward for which the candidate is being nominated.

Submit Your Nomination Papers

Candidates must file their nomination papers in-person with the returning officer by visiting Prairie Land School Division office at 101 Palliser Trail, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Campaign Financing

Candidates should become familiar with Part 5.1 Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure of the Local Authorities Election Act.


More Information


ASBA Election Resources


Contact

Returning Officer

Marty McCrea

403-854-4481 Ext: 0707

marty.mccrea@plrd.ab.ca