Municipal & General Elections
Municipal Elections are held on the third Monday of October every four years. The next General Election will be Monday, October 16, 2017. The Town of Taber Election will be for 1 Mayor and 6 Councillors.
Local municipal government elections are held under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act. The Act stipulates:
who may be appointed to conduct the election
how nominations shall be made
who may vote
how the voting takes place
Running for Municipal Office
If you are newly elected, or if you have thought about community leadership and are not sure where to start, the Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) may be of interest to you. For more information, see the document below, or visit the Municipal Affairs website at www.eoep.ca.
Information for Potential Candidates
The purposes of a municipality are to provide good government, provide services, facilities or other things that, in the opinion of council, are necessary or desirable for all or a part of the municipality, and to develop and maintain safe viable communities. A council is responsible for developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality and making sure that the powers, duties and functions of the municipality are appropriately carried out. Potenial candidates can best familiarize themselves by talking to members of Council or Administration, by spending some time reading Council minutes and agendas, and by reviewing the Town of Taber website for more information. Potential candidates are welcome to attend upcoming Council meetings, as are all members of the public.
Other Helpful Links
AUMA (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association)
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Authority for Elections
Local municipal government elections are held under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act.