Information for Candidates

Information for Candidates

Nomination Period

Nomination period opens: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Nomination period closes: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 12 p.m..

Nominations for the Council position will be accepted by the Returning Officer from Tuesday, November 29, 2022 until 12 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023.  Prospective candidates filling their nominations must schedule an appointment with the Returning Officer.

As per the Local Authority Elections Act Section 10, within 48 hours of the close of nominations on Nomination Day, the Returning Officer shall post or cause to be posted at the local jurisdiction office the names of all candidates that have been nominated and the offices for which they were nominated.

Nomination Information

Election Sign Guidelines

Election signs can be displayed as of December 6, 2022 and must be removed by 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2023 as per the Town of Devon Land Use Bylaw and the Government of Alberta Guidelines for the Installation of Election Signs.

Town of Devon Logo

The Town of Devon logos and images cannot be used by individuals outside the Town of Devon organization as per the Municipal Governement Act (MGA), Section 559. 

Unauthorized use of heraldic emblems Section 559,  No person may use the heraldic emblem of the municipality or anything that is intended to resemble the heraldic emblem without the permission of council. 

Important Dates for Candidates

  • The Municipal Candidates Forum will be at the Devon Community Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Nomination Day closes January 13, 2023 at noon (12 p.m.)
  • Election Day is February 10, 2023 Campaign funding disclosures are due on or before June 10, 2023.

Time requirements if elected

  • The evening of the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month for Council Meetings
  • First Thursday of the month as needed for Council Briefings.
  • Regular board meetings depending on which board you are appointed to will depend on the time commitment (monthly to once a year)
  • Annual Strategic Priorities planning
  • Annual Budget Deliberations

If you have any further questions regarding the Election Act, please contact the Returning Officer.

Contact Us

Any inquiries regarding the Town of Devon's municipal election can be directed to:

Melanie Crothers
Returning Officer
p: 780-987-8310

Justin Janke
Substitute Returning Officer
p: 780-987-8302

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Devon, AB T9G 1A1

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