VOTERS

No 2021 Municipal Elections will be held for the Town of Falher. All nominees have been acclaimed to Council.

 

Albertans are voting 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 also 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.

www.elections.ab.ca/senate-and-referendum/

 

An election will be held for the election of a Senate nominee for the purposes of the Alberta Senate Election Act;

additionally

A vote of the electors will be held on the following referendum question(s) under the Referendum Act;

  1. 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?
  2. 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?

 

Voting will take place on the 18th day of October 2021, between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Voting stations will be located at:

FALHER REGIONAL RECREATION COMPLEX, 032 CENTRAL AVE NW

 

In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more of:

  • GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION
  • INCOME/PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE
  • UTILITY BILL
  • BANK OR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT OR PERSONAL CHEQUE
  • INSURANCE POLICY OR COVERAGE CARD
  • RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT

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Further Voter Identification Requirements

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, 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.

https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-elections-overview.aspx#toc-1

Updated Local Authorities Election Act

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal and school division elections in Alberta. It sets out rules and regulations for candidates, donors, electors, and election administrators that must be followed before, during and after an election.

We strongly encourage curious voters to review the LAEA to gain a better understanding of Municipal Elections in Alberta.

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