Election Information

Running for Office

Municipal and School Board elections occur every four years on the third Monday in October. The next election will be held on October 18, 2021. The nomination period for the 2021 municipal and school board election is open. Prospective candidates can file their nominations and paperwork between January 4 and September 20, 2021, at noon

Westwind School Division promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board trustee.  The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.


The Local Authorities Election Act, states that a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person

(a)  is eligible to vote

(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and

(c)  is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified

DISCLAIMER: It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the legislation, or to seek appropriate legal or accounting advice from professionals as required. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign complies with all provincial laws.

Nomination Form

Candidate Information Form

*Please note that these are provincially protected forms that cannot be opened in an internet browser.  To view the forms right-click, select "save link as", download to your personal computer, and open with Adobe Reader.

Candidates who seek nomination for school board trustee must complete the form below:

Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance.  

Nominations must be signed by at least five electors. These electors must be residents of the school board on the date they signed the form, and they must be eligible to vote in the election.  As Westwind School Division has a ward system, the electors signing the nomination form must also be residents of the ward for which the candidate is being nominated.

Candidates can file their nomination papers with the returning officer by visiting the Westwind School Division office at 455 Main Street, Cardston Alberta during regular business hours.  Although an appointment is not required, we encourage candidates to call 403-653-4991 and schedule an appointment time. 

For more information please contact Peter Wright; Secretary-Treasurer at peter.wright@westwind.ab.ca.

Click to Enlarge

Ward Boundary Map