The next general municipal election is Monday October 16, 2017.

Nomination day is September 18, 2017.

Town of Cochrane elections are regulated by Bylaw 14/2017, the Municipal Election Bylaw, passed under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act. 

NEW! Candidate Registration

In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, the Town of Cochrane is maintaining a registry of individuals who intend to be candidates for the 2017 election. If someone wishes to run in a Town of Cochrane election and intends to begin raising funds and receiving donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Local Authorities Election Act before accepting any campaign contributions.

  • Once an individual is registered, they are permitted to start fundraising. 
  • If an individual intends to completely self- fund their campaign, they are not required to register. 

List of registered candidates for the 2017 election.

Future candidates must disclose their intention to run by filling out Form 3A - Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office, which includes:
  1. Full name and address.
  2. Location(s) where records of the candidate are maintained, and where any communications may be addressed.
  3. Names and addresses of financial institutions to be used for the purpose of depositing campaign contributions.
  4. Names of the signing authorities for all institutions listed.
Changes to any of the information within the registry must be reported to the Manager, Legislative Services of the Town of Cochrane within 48 hours of the changes taking effect in writing by mail, fax, or email. Please note: the information contained within the directory is public.

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

Jaylene Knight
Manager, Legislative Services/Returning Officer

Stacey Loe
Senior Manager, Legislative & Government Services