Registration for Candidates
Please note that the Local Authorities Election Act requires all municipal candidates to register with the Municipality in which they intend to run before they accept any campaign contributions. The registration form that must be completed and filed with the Municipality before raising funds is available in the Candidate's Package.
The Nomination Period for the 2023 Municipal By-Election will start July 7th, 2023.
If you are considering putting your name forth during the Nomination Period, please contact the Chief Returning Officer to make an appointment for nomination. Packages can be picked up at the Town Administration Office or by calling the Chief Returning Officer.
Nomination Day for the Town of Taber municipal by-election is August 10th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Town Administration Building (A 4900 50th Street). Please watch this page for further updates.
Further Resources for Candidates
The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) has compiled a number of resources for potential candidates. Topics range from how to run, media relations, communications, skills needed, and the roles of different elected officials are all covered.
Resources for Women Running for Office
There are a number of resources and initiatives to help remove barriers for women considering entering politics. The resources are available by clicking the links below:
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. See their website and find more resources here. They also have a Campaign School to "equip women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to run for political office in Canada."
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The FCM has a number of resources available for women considering running for local government here.
Ready for Her
Initially prepared for the 2017 election, the Government of Alberta created a number of videos with women in politics, to provide insight and inspiration for other women seeking the same. You can view the playlist of videos here.
Diversity Resources for Candidates
The Town of Taber is providing links to help people of diverse backgrounds who are considering running for office. Diverse candidates are able to provide different perspectives that can assist Councils in making decisions for the whole community.
While these resources are written with citizens from diverse ethnic backgrounds in mind, all candidates are welcome to use the resources, and the Town of Taber encourages every person considering running in the election to avail themselves of the information.
In addition, please note that while a number of the resources are aimed at federal elections, diversity in the workplace, or are general links to information on diversity, the information may be useful for municipal candidates.
Elections Canada: Electoral Insight – Electoral Participation of Ethnocultural Communities
Government of Canada: Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service
CBC Opinion Piece: "Why Diversity Matters in our Politics- And What Can be Done to Support It