In just one month we will know who is going to run for a seat on council in Drumheller and other municipalities around the area this fall.
The general election is scheduled for Monday, October 16, with the nomination deadline some four weeks prior to that.
"You have to be 18 years of age on Nomination Day, which is September 18," outlined Barb Miller, the Chief Returning Officer for the Town of Drumheller for the municipal election. "(You must be) a Canadian citizen (and) you have to have to be a resident of the Town of Drumheller for six consecutive months preceeding Nomination Day."
"A nomination form has to have a minimum of five eligible electors to nominate you for a candidacy," noted Miller. "Then, submit your nomination paper on September 18 between 10:00 and noon."
In Drumheller, there are separate nominations for mayor and town councillor. The two local school boards are also seeking trustees.
"The best thing to do is obtain one of the candidate packages because it will provide all the information you need," advised Miller. "Primarily, the number one thing is understanding the role (of the position applied for) and then obtaining a nomination form."
For more information on how to run for a municipal or school board elected position, follow this link..