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Edmonton Election Update

Edmonton Election Update: Sept. 13, 2017

By Mack Male

Welcome to our sixth roundup of election-related news and links. We'll be publishing this kind of collection regularly right through to Election Day, which is Oct. 16, 2017. We hope you find it useful, and welcome any feedback or tips you might have.

Nomination Day is Monday

Monday, Sept. 18, is Nomination Day! All candidates running for mayor, city councillor, or school board trustee must submit their registration paperwork that day between 9 a.m. and noon. Here are the nomination papers and instructions that candidates will need, and here is the process and protocols that must be followed.

Here's what else you need to know about Nomination Day:

  • Normally candidates are not allowed to campaign in City Hall, but Nomination Day is the exception. Candidates can wear, carry, and share campaign items, and they can take campaign photographs inside City Hall.
  • Each candidate must pay a nomination deposit — $500 for mayor, $100 for councillor, and $100 for school board trustee.
  • If candidates change their minds, they have until noon on Sept. 19 to withdraw their nomination.
  • Nomination deposits will be returned to candidates within two weeks of Election Day if they win, withdraw their nomination, or receive "at least half the number of votes as the candidate elected" in their race.

Edmonton Elections has committed to posting the full candidate list online by 4 p.m. on Monday.

Outgoing councillor Bryan Anderson filing his nomination papers in September 2013.

Other updates

Events

  • ECVO is hosting a City Council Candidate & Nonprofit Mixer on Sept. 14.
  • Liz John-West, candidate for council in Ward 7, is hosting a campaign rally on Sept. 17.
  • interVivos wants you to Inform Yo'self on Sept. 18 at Cartago.  
  • Tim Cartmell, candidate for council in Ward 9, is hosting a Meet & Greet on Sept. 19.
  • Mimi Williams, candidate for council in Ward 7, is hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 22.
  • Bridget Stirling, school trustee running for re-election in Ward G, is celebrating her birthday with a BBQ fundraiser featuring Martin Kerr on Sept. 24 at the Kenilworth Community Hall.
  • Starting Sept. 25, Edmonton Elections is hosting a series of candidate forums for the mayoral race as well as each council ward. They will be webcasting each forum, too.
  • The Edmonton Public Library's next event in the Forward Thinking Speaker Series is Women in Politics on Sept. 26 featuring Canada's 19th Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Kim Campbell, and former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan.
  • The Capital Region Board is hosting two Regional 101 information sessions for candidates on Sept. 26 and Oct. 4.
  • The North Edmonton Business Association is hosting a North East Meet & Greet for candidates in Ward 4 and Ward 7 at the Royal Canadian Legion on 50th Street on Sept. 28.
  • Michael Walters, councillor in Ward 10, is hosting a re-election dinner & fundraiser on Sept. 28 at the Snow Valley Ski Club.
  • An all-candidate forum is being organized for Ward 4 at the McLeod Community Hall on Oct. 11.
  • A special election-themed edition of Green Drinks is taking place at the Yellowhead Brewery on Oct. 12.
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