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Municipal election candidates have until noon Sept. 20 to submit papers

Six candidates for mayor and 24 for councillor in Red Deer so far

Red Deer residents considering running in the coming municipal election have one week to submit their nomination forms.

The City of Red Deer is still accepting nominations for positions of mayor, councillor, and public and Catholic school board trustees for the coming election. Completed nomination forms must be filed by noon on the Sept. 20 nomination day.

While City Hall has reopened for customer service, many staff continue to work remotely. Prospective candidates are asked to contact Legal & Legislative Services at elections@reddeer.ca or 403-342-8132 to book an appointment to drop off nomination forms.

All candidates must be eligible to vote in the election and must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for the six consecutive months preceding nomination day, and must not otherwise be ineligible or disqualified.

As of Monday, 46 candidates had filed their nomination forms, including six for mayor, 24 for councillor, nine for public school trustee and seven for Catholic school trustee (five for the Red Deer Area Ward and two for the QEII Ward. At this time, no nominations have been submitted for the Highway 11 Ward.)

Election Day is Monday, Oct. 18, but Red Deer voters have an additional 13 days to vote during the Advance Vote from October 4 to 16.

More information about the nomination process, including documentation requirements and nomination forms, can be found on elections.reddeer.ca.

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