During Your Campaign

General Information

The Returning Officer will answer questions from the media and the public on the voting process.

Candidates do not have to inform the Returning Officer of their campaign activities or provide copies of the campaign contribution receipts.

Complaints about campaign finance activities related to candidates and third party advertisers can be made to the the Alberta Elections Commissioner.

Campaign Do's and Don'ts

Form of a Ballot

Candidates cannot use an image of a ballot in their advertising.  The candidate's name with an "X" beside it is not considered to be an image of a ballot.

Use of Municipal Resources 

Candidates and sitting members of council are not permitted to:

  • use equipment, supplies or other resources of the Town for the purpose of campaigning;
  • use Town facilities or property for campaign events, unless the facility or property use is permitted  by the Town for all candidates or the facility or property is rented for individual candidate use and the appropriate rates are paid from the candidates campaign account; or 
  • use Town information technology assets, infrastructure, or data to campaign for a candidate.

Voting Stations

Campaigning or campaign materials (e.g. buttons, signs, cars with banners, t-shirts) are not permitted in voting station or on voting station property on voting days.

Campaign Workers

Candidates can provide the required identification access forms to their campaign workers.

For the purpose of free access to a building with 2 or more residences, candidates can provide campaign workers with a completed Form 12 Campaign Worker Proof of Identification.

Official Agents

Candidates may appoint an official agent when they submit their nomination papers.  Candidates are not required to appoint an official agent.

An official an elector (eligible to vote, see Section 47 of the LAEA). The duties of an official agent are those assigned by the candidate.


Scrutineers may be appointed by candidates to observe during the Advance Vote and on Election Day.

See the Role of Scrutineers page for more information. 


Contact the Returning Officer, Libbey McDougall, via email or by phone at 403-762-1209.

Election Office
Banff Town Hall
110 Bear Street
Box 1260, Alberta Canada,
 T1L 1A1

Note: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.