Candidate Eligibility

A person may be nominated as a candidate if he or she:

  • Is at least 18 years old;checklist-1622517__340 (2)
  • Is a Canadian Citizen;
  • Has resided in the City of Chestermere for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day (September 18, 2017); AND
  • Is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

A person may NOT be nominated as a candidate if she or he:

  • Is the auditor for the City of Chestermere;
  • Is an employee of the City of Chestermere (unless a leave of absence is granted);
  • Is indebted for taxes more than $50 except current taxes, or if a tax consolidation agreement is entered into and not in default of payments;
  • Is indebted to the City of Chestermere in excess of $500 for any debt and is in default for more than 90 days;
  • Has within the previous 10 years been convicted of an offence under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Election Act, or the Canada Elections Act;
  • Is a shareholder in a corporation having a contract or dealings with the City of Chestermere,
    • Who holds more than 25% of the issued capital stock
    • Their spouses, children, partner, parents, or siblings own more than 25% of the issued capital stock
    • When the corporation is in contract or dealings for the building or construction of a public work of the City of Chestermere.

For more eligibility requirements, please see sections 21-23 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

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