Information for candidates

Thinking of running?

Submitting Nomination Papers

Nominations for Mayor and Councillors will be accepted by the Returning Officer.

Nominations can be accepted during business hours in the nomination period starting January 1, 2021 until 12 noon on Nomination Day (Monday, September 20, 2021). 

Candidates who seek nomination for Mayor or Council are required to submit the following:

All candidates must have the signatures of a minimum of five eligible electors. These electors must be residents of the Town of Cochrane on the date they sign the form and eligible to vote in the election.

Nomination papers must be completed in full and have sworn the Candidate’s Acceptance section before a Commissioner for Oaths. If you require the services of a Commissioner for Oaths, you are required to make an appointment by calling 403-851-2500.

Submitting Nomination Papers

There are three options for submitting your nomination papers which are to include all completed forms, fully commissioned:

  1. By mail or courier
    Send completed forms by regular or registered mail, or courier, to:
    Town of Cochrane, Returning Officer
     101 RancheHouse Rd Cochrane, AB  T4C 2K8
  2. By secure 24-hour drop box
      Completed forms can be dropped off in the RancheHouse secure drop box.
  3. In person
    Nomination papers will be accepted at the Cochrane RancheHouse during regular business hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

More information:

Town of Cochrane information:

For more information about Cochrane’s municipal election process, please contact:

Manager, Legislative Services / Returning Officer

General Manager, Legislative & Protective Services