Election

The City of Medicine Hat Municipal Council and School Board Trustee election is set for Monday, October 18, 2021 - make your vote count! Here you will find the information you need to be nominated, start up your campaign, or help you learn how to exercise your right to vote. This webpage will be updated with additional helpful information as the election period approaches.

Information for Municipal Candidates

Resources and nomination package details for Municipal candidates.

Information for School Board Candidates

Resources and nomination package details for School Board candidates.

Nomination Period

The nomination period is between January 1, 2021 and noon on September 20, 2021.

Nomination details

Voter Information

Details and frequently asked questions about voting in the Medicine Hat 2021 Election.

Voter Information


Worker Information

The City of Medicine Hat is currently accepting applications for various Election Worker roles.

Work at the Election

Candidate List

A full list of candidates nominated for each position.

Key Resources

Key Resources for understanding Municipal Operations.

Key Dates

Important dates to note in the 2021 Election.

Useful resources

Eligibility and Campaign Management
It is every candidate’s responsibility to familiarize themselves on the rules regarding who can run for office and how to manage their campaign. The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) contains a lot of useful information. The Act can be viewed, downloaded, or ordered in paper form from Alberta Queens Printer (call 310-0000).
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Phone: 780-427-2225 | Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta) have resources available for candidates and newly elected officials downloadable from their website.
Alberta Urban Municipal Association (AUMA)
This webpage provides candidates and potential candidates for municipal office answers to key questions.  Click here for more information.
New economic development video for elected officials now available

Economic development is a "top of mind" issue for many candidates ahead of the October 18 municipal election.  The video explains what economic development is and what drives it.  It also outlines the role elected officials play, discusses where to begin, and presents tips for success.  In addition, the video highlights further support and information available from the Ministry's Regional Economic Development Services and Economic Developers Alberta.

Click here to watch.

The Pledge

The Local Democracy Pledge (the Pledge) is a voluntary commitment that candidates can make to voters to uphold key democratic principles – ahead of Alberta’s 2021 municipal elections – to improve the quality and tone of political discourse. The Pledge promotes fair and transparent municipal elections, free from undue partisan or financial influences.

Click here to learn more.

Council Code of Conduct

A bylaw of the City of Medicine Hat to establish a code of conduct for members of Council.

Council Code of Conduct