Election Day is Monday October 18, 2021.

Nominations for the next general election opened January 1, 2021 and will end at noon on Nomination Day, September 20, 2021.

Nominations for Councillor will be accepted by the Returning Officer from Monday, January 4, 2021 until 12 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. Prospective candidates filing their nominations must schedule an appointment with the Returning Officer

The County of Grande Prairie No.1's electoral structure consists of nine (9) divisions in which residents, in their respective divisions, vote for the local Councillor. Each Council member serves a four-year term. The elected Council elects a Reeve and Deputy Reeve from Council on an annual basis. 

View our electoral division map to find which Councillor represents your area in the County.

If you require more information on the upcoming election, please contact Legislative Services by email or by phone at 780-532-9722.

Information for Candidates 

As an elected official, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of your municipality. The following general information is what you need to know, including rules about signage, funding your campaign and forms you will need to complete. 

A Candidate Information Package is available and provides prospective candidates with additional information about running for County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Council. 

General Information
This information is published as a service to prospective candidates and is not inclusive of all information related to each office, election procedure, and legislation. Each candidate is responsible to comply with all applicable acts, regulations, and bylaws. 

Eligibility
All candidates must be eligible to vote in the election and must be:
  • at least 18 years old;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for the six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day;
  • not otherwise ineligible or disqualified. 
Candidates are subject to further requirements outlined in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the Local Authorities Election Act and, if required, obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.

Nominations
Nominations must be completed on the prescribed Form 4, Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance and Form 5, Candidate Financial Information. Form 4 must be signed by at least five (5) people eligible to vote in the election and the forms must include original handwritten signatures. Digital signatures are not accepted. It is advisable to have more than the minimum required number of electors sign the form in case one or more signatures are not eligible to nominate. The nomination form states that candidates are required to make an affidavit saying that you are eligible for nomination, not disqualified from office, and that you will accept the office if you are elected. You must swear or affirm that affidavit before a Commissioner for Oaths or the Returning Officer. Returning Officer or delegate are available in person, by appointment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Release of Personal Information
The Returning Officer will receive requests for information regarding candidates running for County Councillor in the Municipal Election from organizations, individuals and the media. By completing the Authorization for Release of Personal Information form and submitting along with the Nomination Papers, the Returning Officer will be able to release, upon request, the following information:
  • Candidate's name
  • Contact Phone Number(s)
  • Contact Address
  • Picture 
Election Advertising and Signs
Be sure to ask permission before putting signs on private land and contact Alberta One Call before you dig. Election advertising and campaigning can occur at any time, however election signs can not be displayed on any public property until nomination day, September 20, 2021. No campaign signs are allowed on the properties where the voting stations are located. For placement of election signs within Provincial Highway rights-of-ways review Alberta Transportation's guidelines. All election signage must be removed within 48 hours of the closing of the voting stations. 

Resources for Candidates
Additional resources for candidates may be obtained from:

2017 Municipal Election Results

Just over 3,400 County of Grande Prairie residents cast their ballots during the 2017 Municipal Election, an eligible voter turnout of 24 per cent.

Official Election Results

The official 2017 election results are as follows:

• Division 2 – Daryl Beeston (Incumbent)

• Division 3 – Leanne Beaupre (Incumbent)

• Division 4 – Ross Sutherland (Incumbent)

• Division 5 – Bob Marshall (Incumbent)

• Division 6 – Peter Harris (Incumbent)

• Division 7 – Linda Dianne Waddy

• Division 9 – Corey Beck (Incumbent)

Two divisions were acclaimed as each only received one nomination of candidacy:

• Division 1 – Harold Bulford (Incumbent)

• Division 8 – Karen Rosvold (Incumbent)