BOX 70, KANANASKIS VILLAGE, ALBERTA T0L 2H0 PHONE (403) 591-7774 FAX (403) 591-7123
September 4, 2017
Subject: Notice of Nomination Day for Kananaskis Improvement District
Direction with respect to the 2017 Kananaskis Improvement District (KID) election process has been provided by the Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks. Notice of nomination day – Monday, September 18, 2017 – is hereby given. As per Ministerial Order 26/2017, subsequent notice of election – Monday, October 16, 2017 – will be provided formally at a later date.
For the 2017 KID election, nominations are being sought for candidates in the following four KID wards:
- i) Lower Kananaskis Lake subdivision ratepayers,
- ii) non-commercial residents and ratepayers,
- iii) small businesses, and
- iv) large businesses.
All nomination submissions must be finalized, including the affidavit, and submitted prior to September 18, 2017 at 16:30. Nomination Form 3 can be submitted:
- electronically any day of the week, at Fraser@gov.ab.ca; or
- in person at the KESC, Monday to Friday between 8:15 and 16:30.
NOTE: if you are submitting Form 3 via email, the returning officer will contact you to schedule a time to complete the affidavit. The affidavit must be completed prior to the 16:30 on September 18, 2017. All submissions accepted at the KESC will have the affidavit performed at the time of submission.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact: Jordie Fraser, Returning Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-932-0374.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I receiving a notice of nomination day?
It’s a legislated requirement. Pursuant to section 26(1) of the Local Authorities Elections Act, as modified by Ministerial Order 26/2017, a returning officer shall give notice of nomination day by mailing a notice to every residence in the local jurisdiction at least one week before nomination day.
Why do we need candidates for a 2017 KID election?
Municipal councilors in Alberta have four-year fixed terms. Selected in 2013, KID councilors’ term expires on October 16, 2017. An election is being held October 16, 2017 so that KID constituents may select a candidate to represent them during the next four year term.
How does someone become a candidate?
The attached prescribed form – Form 3 – must be completed by a ward member to become a candidate.
Every nomination of a candidate shall be in the prescribed form and signed by at least 5 electors eligible to vote in that ward on the date of signing the nomination, and shall be accompanied with a written acceptance signed in the prescribed form by the person nominated, stating:(a) that the person is eligible to be elected to the office,
(a.1) the name, address and telephone number of the person’s official agent, and
(b) that the person will accept the office if elected.
Only an elector who is eligible to vote in the ward for which a candidate for election is being nominated may sign the nomination of the candidate.
If a nomination is not completed appropriately, or is not received by the returning officer before the close of nomination day, the returning officer shall not accept it for filing.
When can someone submit a nomination?
Nominations shall be accepted from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., anytime after notice of nomination has been given, and up until 4:30 p.m. on nomination day (i.e. Monday September 4, 2017 – Monday September 18, 2017).
Where can someone submit a nomination?
Nominations must be submitted in the prescribed form to the returning officer:
by mail (at PO Box 70, 1 Boundary Road, Kananaskis, AB, T0L 2H0),
in person (at the Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre), or
in electronic form (at email@example.com).
Note: if prescribed forms are submitted electronically, a time prior to the close of nomination day must be scheduled with the returning officer or deputy to complete the Form 3 sworn affidavit.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions regarding this notice of nomination?
Please contact Jordie Fraser, returning officer, at 403-932-0374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.