Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections

BY-ELECTION Fall 2022 resignation

With the resignation of Deputy Mayor Larysa Luciw on October 12-2022 at 11.45am the by-election procedures will now be implemented and the website updated as the municipality navigate this issue. Updates will be posted here.

2023 Municipal By-Election    



Municipal Election Forms

Forms 1-7 signed


Nomination Day will be on the 7th of JANUARY 2023 from 10am to 12noon at 1208A Highway 642 Sandy Beach, AB - Public Works and Administration Building (Shop).

All candidates MUST complete, date and sign Forms 4 AND 5, nomination papers will not be accepted without Form 5.

Click the Municipal Election Forms link above (FIREFOX ONLY) and download and print the forms or email the office and we will email you a copy.

Nominations papers must be submitted in person to either the RO or DRO. No email copies or drop off's.

Make an appointment as of October 28 2022 (email only please and we can arrange to have your papers submitted or submit your nomination papers on January 7 2023 between 10am and 12 noon at the office. NO EXCEPTIONS.




Notice is hereby give that an election will be held for the filling of the following offices:


Number of Vacancies

Ward or Electoral Division 
Number (if applicable)






(By) Election Day is, the 4th day of FEBRUARY 2023, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

No advance or online voting.

The following candidates will be on the ballot - select only ONE by marking your ballot with a "X" next to the candidate name as it shows on the ballot. 

Candidates will be given the opportunity to have a public forum presenting their election platform at the January 19th Regular Council meeting (7pm start: 63 Lakeshore Drive) AFTER the meeting has been adjourned.

Clayton Hannah

Candidate 1

HANNAH Clayton

Some of you may know me as the picture guy, the owner of the massive blue mastiff or the resident who records and "chases" down people that steal my neighbours catalytic converters.

Leading up to nomination day it appeared we would not have the same amount of candidates in this election that we previously had before, despite being in dire need of reputable representation as we have some major decisions on the horizon that require attention.

Although we are the most highly populated Summer Village in Alberta, we seemingly have only a small pool of interested and competent candidates to choose from willing to commit to these 4 year terms that require a significant amount of responsibility.  With this in mind, our council is comprised of 3 positions with 2 experienced individuals currently elected as Mayor and Deputy.

At this point in time, Sandy Beach may benefit in the long term by electing someone new who possesses the required aptitude, ethics and ability to contribute a fresh but fair perspective.  Having completed 2 apprenticeships, an occupational designation and a significant amount of specialized training in safety and leadership, I am confident in my ability to provide this for the remainder of the term in place of the official who recently resigned shortly after the start of their tenure.

I currently work for Alstom/Bombardier and have been in numerous industries and roles, including but not limited to; Turbine Maintenance at Genesee Power and Syncrude, construction projects at University of Alberta, Edmonton International Airport and Edmonton Police Headquarters, as well as contract work with the Canadian Military and Federal Government.

I mainly specialize in safety sensitive, critical work and have worked in remote locations like Baffin Island where I required 24/7 armed escort because of polar bears, the Yukon Gold Mines or the Diamond Mines in NWT, one of which is beneath a lake.  I have been a part of large crews where I was required to motivate a diverse workforce which required a flexible style of leadership that provides transparency and 2 way communication to all participating parties.

I was born in the Yukon and grew up on a reindeer farm where I learned simple yet effective transferable life lessons like the value of honest, hard work and leaving your campsite better than you found it.  I have since been in Alberta for over 20 years where I completed my Red Seal/Journeyman Industrial Mechanic and Welding qualifications. I have been with my magical masterpiece wizard of a wife Erica for 12 years now who grew up in Onoway, she is also a dual trade Pipefitter/Plumber and National Construction Safety Officer currently serving as the Secretary for our communities Sun and Sand League.

We have been in Sandy Beach for 3 years where I have also been a member of the Fire Smart Committee, we also own a recreational property 10 minutes northwest of Sandy Beach on Kakina Lake that we have enjoyed for the last 7 years.  My wife and her family's construction company played a major part in bringing the Wild Water station to our village, she also has a family member who is currently Councillor for Lac Ste Anne County that was previously the Mayor of Onoway.

I am not going to whisper sweet nothings into your ears like I want to see new walking trails or a multi use community arena, I do however want to hear your feedback or ideas on relevant matters so we may take all factors into account when making considerations for our community.

If elected, I plan to thoroughly research any information or issues put before me to promote unbiased insights that can assist residents in finding common ground when conflicted with opposing opinions so we may make logical and informed decisions together.

I would hope to learn as much as I can from our current council and residents so we may have numerous competent members in our community that are ready to assist others or assume the roles and responsibilities of council positions when needed in the future.

I would not be looking to reinvent the wheel or go scorched earth as a few others may think is the way to invoke some change around here, but I do agree that some changes and continuous improvements may be needed and can be beneficial.  I would employ an approach that is similar to one taught to those learning how to weld, it is best to change one parameter at a time in order to fully comprehend the cause/effect of the action and to avoid any radical outcomes caused by severe changes in the multiple variables that make up the full equation.

Sandy Beach has a small yet unique range of demographics and we must ensure fair representation and equal consideration to all, this requires extra patience and engagement from everyone involved when dealing with so much diversity.  Leading by example, being reasonable and working together will help provide us with the creative solutions needed to solve our complex issues.

I believe we have a solid foundation here in Sandy Beach with well established and positive relationships involving many of our residents and neighbouring communities, I would like to maintain and build on that respect, cooperation and communication with all who share Sandy Lake.


Clayton HANNAH


Candidate 2


How to Vote

The Voting station will be located at:

1208A Highway 642, Sandy Beach Public Works and Administration Building (Shop).

One voter at a time will be allowed to enter the front office and cast a vote so please plan ahead. No exceptions. Make sure you have photo ID and proof of residence. No exceptions.


Every elector who attends the voting station will be permitted to vote if they make a statement that they are eligible to vote in the presence of an officer in the prescribed form.  They must produce one of the following identification for inspection:

  • photo identification (ID) issued by the government (federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government) stating your name and current address (an example is a driver’s license or provincial ID card);
  • The list of acceptable pieces of ID can be found on the Government of Alberta website Voter Identification Requirements.

as required by section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act

DATED at the Summer Village of Sandy Beach, in the Province of Alberta, this 28 day of October, 2022.

For more information on the 2023 By-Election, please contact:  

Returning Officer
Substitute Returning Officer
The Summer Village of Sandy Beach, AB
RR1 Site 1 Comp 63 Onoway, T0E 1V0 or 1208A Highway 642 Sandy Beach

780-967-2873 (no voicemails please) or email

Local Authorities Election Act

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs the nomination, voting, and election process.  To view a copy of the Act, click here.  

Information for Voters 

You may vote in the By-Election if you are:

  •  at least 18 years old,
  •  a Canadian citizen, and
  •  reside in Alberta and your place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on   election day.


Other resources: 

Check back for more information during Fall 2022 - Nomination and Election Day should be nailed down by the November Regular Council meeting.


2025 will be an election year in the The Summer Village of Sandy Beach in the Province of Alberta. 

The Venue for elections will be at 63 Lakeshore Drive.


OFFICE 2021-2025

  1. OATH of Office 2021-2022
  2. OATH of Office 2022-2023


2021 Results

Official Election Results 2021

Councillors = THREE (3) Vacancies

Denise Lambert Mayor

Larysa Luciw Deputy Mayor

Michael Harney Councillor


Candidates 2021 (Unofficial Results)

Unofficial Election Results 2021


Election Forms and Updates

Municipal Election Forms 2021

Forms 1-7 SIGNED

Election Advertising

Election Advance Poll Advertising

LSA Bulletin June 21

LSA Bulletin June 28


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 9 am to 3 pm Mondays to Fridays from January 4, 2021 to July 16 AND July 17, 2021 (Nominations Day) from 12 noon 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


Nominations Day July 17 (12 noon to 1 pm) at Municipal Office 1208A Highway 642

Advance Poll August 7 (9 am to 1 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive

Municipal Elections August 14 (10 am to 7 pm) at 63 Lakeshore Drive



Health Order

Election Forms

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 (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.


2021-2025 term





During the August 26, (2021) Annual organizational meeting there WILL be a appointment of the 3 Council roles by nomination..

Important Election Dates 2021

2021 of how elections will run in the Summer Village: 

Nomination Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Advance Poll

Saturday, August 7, 2021

9:00 - 1:00 pm

Election Day

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00 - 7:00 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.