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Municipal Elections

2021 (August) will be an election year in the Summer Village of Sandy Beach, AB 

 

OFFICE 

Mayor = ONE (1) Vacancy

Councillors = TWO (2) Vacancies

2021

Election Forms and Updates

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Notice of Nomination Period

Local Authority Elections Act Sec 26

Local Authority Elections Act (Alberta)

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election (by appointment) during regular business hours of 9am to 3pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 10 am until 1 pm at 1208A Highway 642 Rural Lac Ste. Anne County (Sandy Beach AB) - the Municipal Office.  

2021 Elections

Res. # 006 – 21        

MOVED by Deputy Mayor Michael Harney that as per section 12(a)(i) of the Local Elections Authority Act, Nomination Day for the Municipal Elections will be July 17th, 2021, and thus the Municipal Elections will be held on August 14th 2021, the Advance vote August 7th, 2021, and the Annual Information Meeting July 31st 2021, and Council authorize the Returning Officer to make the appropriate information available on the website as required by the effective legislation.            CARRIED

Canvassing/Campaigning

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-canvassing-campaigning.pdf 

Health Order

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/cmoh-order-42-2020

Election Forms

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office

1208A Highway 642

Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

Sandy Beach Alberta

The Administration and Public Works Building

dated at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach December 28, 2020.

CAO Rudolf Liebenberg

 

COVID restrictions: Nominees are required to call 780.967.2873/text 780.718.1894 (cell) or email cao.svsandyb@xplornet.ca (the appointed Returning Officer for 2021 elections) and BOOK an appointment to drop off or pick up anything related to this municipal election.  Do NOT phone or contact us 5 minutes prior - make sure you set up a meeting well in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made.

 

2017-2021 term

DRYBROUGH, GORDON - Mayor (2018-2021) 

Deputy Mayor (2017-2018)

HARNEY, MICHAEL - Deputy Mayor (2018-2021)

Mayor (2017-2018)

LAMBERT, DENISE - Councillor (2017-2021)

During the August/October (2021) Annual organizational meeting there could be rotating changes.

Important Election Dates 2021

2021 of how elections will run in the Summer Village: 

Nomination Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Advance Poll

Saturday, August 7, 2021

9:00 - 1:00 pm

Election Day

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00 - 8:00 pm


Please note that all the Advance Vote/Poll and Elections will be held at the Sandy Beach Hall/Myrna Noyes Community Hall, 63 Lakeshore Drive, Highway 642, Sandy Beach.

Voter Eligibility:

Section 47 of the provinces Local Authorities Election Act determines who is eligible to vote? A person is eligible to vote in a municipal election if the person: Is at least 18 years of age; Is a Canadian Citizen;  Has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months preceding election day; The person’s place of residence is located in the area on Election Day.

In the case of a summer village, a person is eligible to vote in a municipal election if the person: The person is eligible to vote under section 47; Is at least 18 years of age; Is a Canadian Citizen; Has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months preceding election day; Is named on a certificate of title as the person who owns property within the summer village; or Is the spouse or adult interdependent partner of a person who owns property with the summer village.

Identification Required:

On Advance Poll day or Election day you must bring one piece of identification issued by a Canadian Government (federal, provincial or local), or an agency of that government, that contains a photo of the elector and his/her name and current address. If you do not have this please contact the Village office for the Chief Electoral Officer approved identification List. 

 Local Authorities Election Act

Are you interested in running for Office?  If so please check out these links

Qualifications to Run for Office

Qualification requirements in a summer village.

In a summer village, you must meet the requirements for eligibility to vote in the election and also have been a resident of Alberta for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding election day.

Ineligibility for Nomination:

You are not eligible to become a candidate under any of the following circumstances:  if you are the auditor of the municipality;  if your current property taxes are more than $50 in arrears;  if you are in default for any other debt to the municipality in excess of $500 for more than 90 days; or  if within the previous 10 years you have been convicted of an offense under the Local Authorities Election Act, or the Canada Elections Act. If you are a judge, Member of Parliament, Senator, or Member of the Legislative Assembly, you must resign that position before you take office as a member of council.

If a person failed to comply with the requirements in the LAEA as they relate to campaign finance and disclosure and the secretary (chief administrative officer) transmitted a report in respect to that person, and/or the Court did not dispense with, or extend the time for compliance with respect to campaign finance and disclosure, a person is deemed to be ineligible.

A person is deemed to be ineligible under these circumstances for either an 8 year period following the day that a report was transmitted by the secretary, or a 3 year period following the day the disclosure statement was filed with the municipality (which ever period expires first).

NOTE: If you are a municipal employee and you wish to run for municipal office, you must take a leave of absence as outlined in the LAEA. You may notify your employer on or after July 1 in the election year (on or after the day council passes a resolution setting Election Day in the case of a by-election) but before the last working day prior to Nomination Day.

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