Election 2021

The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 18, 2021.

While we will have a number of convenient and safe voting options available to our residents, those options won't include binoculars and long markers, paper airplanes or cute canine carriers. Thanks for watching our video! :)

Missed the video or want to watch it again? Watch it here.

If you're interesting in running and would like more info, please review this Candidate Information package. (Please note this information is from 2017 and being updated.)

More information for candidates and voters will be posted here soon.


Nomination Requirements

Nominations for candidates are now being accepted.

Candidates who seek nomination for Mayor or Council are required to submit the following:

Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance (Form 4)
Candidate Financial Information (Form 5)
• Candidate/Official Agent Communications Consent
• $100 deposit

*If you are having trouble opening these pdf forms please see our note at the bottom of this page.

In order for your nomination papers to be accepted, all candidates must have the signatures of a minimum of ten eligible electors. These electors must be residents of the City of Airdrie on the date they sign the form and eligible to vote in the election. Those persons living outside the voting boundary of the City of Airdrie cannot act as a signatory on this form.

Nomination papers must be completed in full and have sworn the Candidate’s Acceptance section before a Commissioner for Oaths. If you require the services of a Commissioner for Oaths at City Hall, you are required to make an appointment by calling 403-948-8816.

The $100 deposit may be paid in cash, by certified cheque or money order. The option to pay by credit or debit card is also available.


Campaign Contributions

Candidates and their agents cannot accept campaign contributions or incur campaign expenses until they have been nominated as a candidate.

Local Authorities Election Act 147.22(1) No person shall accept a contribution or incur a campaign expense unless the person has been nominated as a candidate.
(2) No candidate and no person acting for a candidate shall accept a contribution except during the campaign period.


Submitting Nomination Papers

There are three options for submitting your nomination papers which are to include all completed forms and your deposit. Nomination forms may be submitted:

  1. By Mail or Courier
    Send completed forms and deposit by regular or registered mail, or courier, to:
    City of Airdrie, Elections Office
    400 Main Street SE
    Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3
  2. By Secure 24 Hour Drop Box
    Completed forms and deposit can be dropped off in the City Hall secure drop box.
  3. In-Person
    Nomination papers and fees will be accepted during regular business hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

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Contact us

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P. 403.948.8800

F. 403.948.6567