Red Deer City Hall is offering handbook for prospective 2017 Election candidates

The rules for anyone running for municipal or school board positions

Anyone interested in trying to become Red Deer’s next mayor, city councillor, or school trustee, can bone up on requirements for this fall’s 2017 general election.

The City of Red Deer has released an information package for those wanting to run as municipal or public or Catholic school board candidates in the Oct. 16 election.

“We encourage residents to get involved,” said Frieda McDougall, returning officer for the City of Red Deer. “As citizens we all have a stake in what happens in our city. Running for local office is one way to show you care about Red Deer and are ready to become a leader in the community.”

Anyone interested in running for office is encouraged to read the Election 2017 Information for Candidates handbook. It’s available for free from Legislative Services on the second floor of City Hall. The package contains: information about eligibility and rules of residence, nomination papers, duties of candidates and campaign workers, campaign contributions and expense disclosures, advertising and election signs.

Prospective candidates should also talk to former or current council or school board members to find out more about the commitments involved, said McDougall. “The positions… come with a lot of responsibility and the decisions made directly influence our community.”

Residents interested in running should register with the City to receive updates and candidate information. All candidates must register before accepting any campaign contributions. Forms are available through the Legislative Services office, or online at www.reddeer.ca/election.

For more information, please contact McDougall at 403-342-8132.

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