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So you want to be an Edmonton election candidate?

The City of Edmonton’s Elections Office is hosting an information session tomorrow for residents planning or interested in standing for office in the October 21, 2013 municipal election.

According to the Edmonton Elections website, the session will help answer any questions candidates may have about nominations, election legislation and bylaws, campaigning, contributions, expenses and disclosure, and signs.

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Elections and Census Office, 16304-114 Avenue, Edmonton

The session will be facilitated by Returning Officer Alayne Sinclair, Director of Elections and Census Laura Kennedy, and Director of Community Standards John Simmons. All interested residents are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required.

Although the official nomination deadline is September 23, there are already more than 70 candidates declared as standing for Mayor, City Council, and Public and Catholic school boards in Edmonton. Election day is October 21, 2013.

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Mark your calendars for the next #yegvote Google Hangout this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Mack Male, Ryan Hastman and I are hoping to be joined by a special guest who will share their thoughts on the election and the candidates who are stepping forward to run. If you are feeling behind in Edmonton’s election news, you can catch up by watching our first and second hangouts.

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