Municipal Election Information

Municipal Election Information

Municipal Election 2021 Information

The 2021 Municipal Election in Alberta takes place on October 18, 2021 from 10am – 8pm at the Daysland Public Library.

Municipal elections in Alberta occur every four years on the third Monday in October. The Town of Daysland elects 1 Mayor (Chief Elected Official) and 4 Councillors.

 

Nomination Day

 is September 20, 2021 and all nomination papers (form 4 and 5) must be received by the returning officer by 12 noon on this date. 

 

To run for Municipal Council, you must be a resident of the Town of Daysland for at least 6 months and be at least 18 years of age. You can NOT be a Town employee, or owe outstanding balances of property taxes (of $50 or more) or utilities accounts/payables (of $500 or more).

 

If you are interested in running for Council in the next term, please pick up a nomination package from the Town Office or see below for information and forms you may need to run (online forms must be opened in the Internet Explorer browser to work):

1 – Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance – MAYOR

1 – Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance – COUNCILLOR

2 – Form 5 – Candidate Financial Information

3 – 2021 Candidate Handbook

4 – A Candidates Guide to Running For Municipal Office in Alberta

5 – Pecuniary Interest_ 2017

6 – MGA Required Readings

 

 

Election Day:

The 2021 Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 10 am – 8 pm at the Daysland Public Library, 5130 50 Street. 

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal election, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification.

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Income or property tax assessment notice.
  • Insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee.
  • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation.
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.

 

If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction.

 

 

Senate and Referendum:

The Senate Election and Referendum Vote will take place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections.

 

The Order in Council and Writ of Election for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election was issued on June 23, 2021, to hold an election to select 3 Senate nominees who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, to fill a vacancy or vacancies relating to Alberta.

 

Albertans are being asked two questions in the referendum vote on October 18, 2021. Both referendum questions allow for a ‘yes’ vote or a ‘no’ vote and are binding on the provincial government, based on the majority of votes cast.

The two questions are:

Question 1: Equalization

Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Question 2: Daylight Saving Time

Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

 

To find out more information on these two votes, please visit the Elections Alberta website here: https://www.elections.ab.ca/senate-and-referendum/

 

Important Dates:

  • January 1, 2021, to September 20, 2021 – Nomination Period
  • Nomination Papers will be accepted beginning January 4th, 2021
  • Nominations will close at 12:00 noon local time on September 20, 2021
  • Advance Voting Day – October 2021
  • Election Day – October 18, 2021

 

Returning Officer Contact Information:

Janelle Dalen

780-374-3767

janelle.dalen@daysland.ca