Updated: Jan 5
Today marks the start of the nomination period whereby aspiring candidates can register as candidates for the upcoming Alberta municipal elections.
In Edmonton, citizens who wish to run for Mayor, City Councillor, Trustee for either the Edmonton School Division or the Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division must complete the nomination process to be considered a candidate. This means completing the nomination forms and paying the deposit. Full details of the nomination process can be found here.
Aspiring candidates will have until September 20th to file their nomination papers which, due to COVID-19 restrictions, can be done one of two ways: in-person at City Hall, or by mail.
In Calgary, the first official candidate to be registered in the mayoral race was Jeromy Farkas, currently representing Ward 11 as a city councillor. "Thank-you for blessing me with this chance to help write the next chapter of opportunity in Calgary's incredible story: the best city, in the best province, in the best country in the world. Let's give this everything we've got," he announced via Facebook.
The Buffalo Tribune reached out to councilor Jon Dziadyk for comment on his potential re-election and if COVID-19 restrictions would play a factor in the election.
He responded that "...there is lots of work to focus on as the Ward 3 Councillor right now. I will be announcing in the next few months. Stay tuned to my social media."