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Elections Calgary

Submit your nomination papers

Nomination papers for mayor, councillor and school board trustees (public and separate) can be submitted to Elections Calgary during the nomination period.

The nomination period is January 4 to noon on September 20, 2021.

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.

Candidate deposits

All nominations must be accompanied by the appropriate deposit.

  • $500 for mayoral candidates.
  • $100 for councillors and school board trustees.

Deposit must be in the form of cash, certified cheque or money order. Personal cheques are not accepted. Do not send cash deposits in the mail.

Nomination submit options


There are three options for submitting your nomination papers.

1. In-person by appointment

To book an appointment, candidates can call 403-476-4100 or book online. Appointments are recommended for those who would like to review nomination forms with a staff member. Drop offs at the Election Office (2340 22nd St. N.E.) will be received by reception. However, an appointment is required if you would like to meet with a staff member.

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. Certified cheques and money order payable to “The City of Calgary.”

View addresses for mail or courier

3. By secure 24-hour drop box

Completed forms and deposits can be dropped off at the City of Calgary Municipal Building secure drop box.

Do not drop off cash deposits. Certified cheques and money order will be accepted. Certified cheques and money order payable to “The City of Calgary.”

Location: Street level near Municipal Building (East Entrance facing the Central Library) 801 - 3rd Street S.E.

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.

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.