Nomination period open for Calgary Municipal Election 2021

Nomination period is now open for candidates running in the next general election on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Individuals can run as a candidate for mayor, councillor or school board trustee (public or separate).

Nomination papers must be filed with Elections Calgary between Jan. 4 and Sept. 20, 2021, at noon. All candidates must provide Form 4, Form 5 and the Candidate Contact Information Consent Form completed in full and the appropriate deposit to Elections Calgary.

Nomination submission options

There are three options for submitting nomination papers.

1. In-person by appointment

Candidates can call 403-476-4100 or visit to book an appointment. Completed forms and candidate deposit can be dropped off at the Elections Calgary office (reception, 2nd floor, 2340 22nd Street N.E.). Note: Elections Calgary is no longer located at 1103 55th Avenue N.E.

2. By mail or courier

Send completed forms and candidate deposit to Elections Calgary. Do not send cash deposits via mail or courier. Certified cheques and money order will be accepted, payable to “The City of Calgary.”

3. By secure 24-hour drop box

Completed forms and deposits can also be dropped off at the City of Calgary Municipal Building secure drop box at 801 - 3rd Street S.E. (east entrance facing the Central Library). Do not include cash deposits. Certified cheques and money order will be accepted, payable to “The City of Calgary.”

COVID-19 safety measures

For any appointments at the Elections Calgary office, please ensure you are symptom free. A limit of two people will be allowed to attend an appointment - the candidate and one other person. All individuals attending must wear a mask. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available for use.

A list of candidates will be posted online once their nomination forms are verified. Please visit or contact 311 for more information.

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