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Election day in Calgary-Lougheed is December 14, 2017 | Click here for by-election information

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Candidates

NOTICE: For best results in using Elections Alberta’s “fillable” PDF forms, save a copy of the fillable PDF to your computer, then “open with” Adobe Acrobat (version 8.0 or higher). This should allow the form fields and functionality to work properly.

Per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, any person who meets the requirements set out in Alberta’s Election Act is able to become a candidate.

Potential candidates must first register with Elections Alberta. Then, the potential candidate must file nomination papers with the local returning officer. Only once both of these are complete and accepted can a person call themselves a candidate. Additionally, all candidates must maintain up-to-date registration, and file financial statements, as required. For information on candidate registrations and finances, visit Financial Disclosure.

If you are a federal public servant

Before seeking nomination, federal servants must gain permission from the Public Service Commission. See Part 7 of the Public Service Employment Act.

Additionally, during the election period, federal servants may need to take a leave of absence without payFor more information, on your legal rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/plac-acpl/index-eng.htm.