Frequently Asked Questions During Elections
The next General Election will be on Monday, October 18, 2021, where voters will elect the following:
5 Separate School Board Trustees for Ward 1
7 Public School Board Trustees
If you are not going to be in the City of Grande Prairie on the advance vote dates (October 8, 9, 15 or 16) and on election day (October 18), or if you have physical limitations that hinder your ability to vote at either an advance voting station or on election day, you will be able to apply for a Special Ballot. You can send your request for a Special ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. You must be a candidate in order to incur candidate expenses. You are not officially a candidate until you file your nomination papers along with your deposit. Nominations can be filed up to 12 noon on September 20, 2021.
Yes. In order to be eligible to run in the election, you need to take a leave of absence prior to becoming a candidate. For more information please refer to the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are solely responsible for making sure they are eligible to run.
No. As indicated in the Candidate Packages under “Advertising & Election Signs”, Campaign material and signs must not:
Show a ballot marked for a candidate; and
Use the City of Grande Prairie crest, symbol, logo or brand, nor the Public or Separate School Division logo.
This includes all manner of advertising such as posters, brochures, door-knockers, pamphlets, social media sites, etc…
Please review the candidate package pertaining to the office you wish to run for further information.
Election signs can be posted on Private Lands with the permission of Land Owners at any time.
Election signs can be posted on Public Lands "City-Owned Land" as of September 6, 2021. New to this Election is the Municipal Elections Sign App. Candidates can use this App to place "pin" their campaign signs on public land within the interactive App. Click here to view the App.
For approved locations, please refer to the Use of Public Lands Bylaw C-1078G - "Appendix B" Elections Signs