The Government of Alberta has produced a risk reduction guide for conducting municipal elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document outlines public health and infection prevention and control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among workers, volunteers, and the general public. This document and the guidance within it is subject to change and will be updated as needed.
2021 Municipal Election COVID-19 Risk Reduction Guide
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No, you do not have to provide any information to the Returning Officer on campaign activities or campaign contributions.
In accordance with the Section 10.09 of the Traffic Safety Bylaw and Council Policy C43, you may place election signs on public property along roadways 30 days in advance of the election date.
Your signs must be a minimum of 15 metres apart, or about the same distance as two standard car lengths apart, when placed on public property along roadways.
Yes. Signs must be 15 metres from an intersection, at least 1.5 metres from the curb of the road, and cannot be located in playground zones, school zones, active construction zones, on centre medians, traffic islands, or in vehicle travel lanes. When placing signs, take care not to obstruct the safe passage of pedestrians or traffic. Refer to the Beaumont Traffic Safety Bylaw and Traffic Safety Bylaw Amendment.
In accordance with the Section 4.4.4. of the Land Use Bylaw and Council Policy C43, you may place election signs on private property 30 days in advance of the election date.
Yes. you must get consent from the property owner before placing any signs.
Yes. Signs must be 1.5 metres from the curb of the road, edge of public sidewalk, and edge of a private driveway. When placing signs, take care not to obstruct the safe passage of pedestrians or traffic.
As a candidate in this election, you are responsible for all of your signage, whether placed on private or public property.
Anyone with a concern about election signage should contact Legislative Services at 780-929-8782. The candidate whose signage is of concern will be contacted to correct any contraventions.
No, Candidates cannot use an image of a ballot or city logo in their advertising. The candidate’s name with an “X” beside is not considered to be an image of a ballot.
No. campaign materials are not permitted in voting stations or on voting station property on voting days.
No, Candidates are not required to appoint an official agent.
Yes. Scrutineers may be appointed by candidates to observe during the Advance Vote and on Election Day. Scrutineers must be 18 years of age or over and must present to the presiding deputy returning officer a written notice, in the acceptable form. Contact the Returning Officer for further details.
No. Beaumont does not create or maintain a voters list and so there is no distribution of resident information to any of our candidates.
Yes. you may do so only if more than the required number of candidates are nominated. You must do so within 24 hours of the close of nominations, that is before 12:00 noon on September 21, 2021. You must submit your notice of withdrawal in writing, to the Returning Officer, City Hall, 5600 – 49 Street.
Yes, a campaign account in the name of the candidate or the candidate’s election campaign is opened at a financial institution for the purposes of the election campaign at the time of nomination or as soon as possible after the total amount of contributions first exceeds $1000 in the aggregate.