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Information for Candidates
Information for Potential Candidates

Planning on running in the 2017 Municipal Election? Here is some important information for you.
  • The term of office for all elected candidates is four years.
  • The position of the Mayor and Council at the Town of Didsbury are deemed "at-large" positions, which means that each individual elected represents Didsbury as a whole, and not a particular ward or section of the community. One (1) Mayor candidate, and six (6) Councillor candidates are elected from over 4,000 eligible voters.
Potential candidates can best familiarize themselves by talking to members of Council or Administration; by spending some time reading Council minutes and agendas, and by reviewing the Town of Didsbury website for more information.
Potential candidates are welcome to attend upcoming Council meetings, as are all members of the public. The meeting schedules are posted here.
Candidate Information and Nomination Forms
 Campaign Information and Forms
Additional Information 
  • Now that You've Been Elected
  • If you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, visit the EOEP website.
The Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act are the primary sources of legislation affecting the election of Municipal Councils and the governance of Alberta municipalities in general. Additional websites that may be of interest:
Please note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections, and the requirements for nomination.