Welcome: VILLAGE OF BEISEKER MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2021

The Village of Beiseker will be holding a municipal election on October 18, 2021. Voters will elect five Councillors. Within this page, you will find important information about the 2021 election campaign, including relevant dates, voter requirements and prospective candidate frequently asked questions.

Nomination Period:

Nomination period opens: January 1, 2021
Nominations period closes: September 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MST

Nominations for Council will be accepted from January 1, 2021 until September 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MST. Nomination form will be accepted at the Village Administration Office. Further information on nomination requirements is available within the Candidate Information section below.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the Village of Beiseker municipal election, please contact:
Gail Peckham
Returning Officer
gpeckham@beiseker.com
403-947-3774
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Below is information relevant to candidates intending to run for municipal office in the 2021 Village of Beiseker election.

Candidate Overview

For information regarding eligibility to run, nominations, campaigning, collecting campaign contributions and incurring campaign-related expenses, access the Government of Alberta A Candidate’s Guide: Running for Municipal Office

Who is eligible to run?

To become a municipal candidate you must be at least 18 years of age on nomination day, a Canadian citizen, and must have been a resident of the Village of Beiseker for the six consecutive months preceding Nomination Day.

Where can I find the nomination forms?

The following forms can be printed off to be handed in at the time of filing:

Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance

(If you’re unable to open and print the above PDF forms, they can be found on the Government of Alberta Municipal Elections Forms webpage.)

Where can I file nomination papers?

Nomination forms can be filed at the Village Administration Office with the Returning Officer.

Do I have to file my Nomination Form in person?

Nominations shall be submitted to the returning officer, or their designate, at any time during the nomination period. It is best to deliver your nomination form in person; however, anyone may submit your nomination paper on your behalf. If you are unable to submit your nomination paper yourself, ensure that the forms are completed fully prior to it being filed with the returning officer because, as the candidate, it is your responsibility for ensuring that your forms are fully completed and meet the requirements for filing under section 27 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Is there a nomination fee?

The Village of Beiseker does not charge a fee to run for Council.

Can I withdraw my nomination?

Candidates may withdraw their nomination at any time during the nomination period and up to 24 hours after the close of the nomination period, provided the number of candidates nominated exceeds the number of positions for the office you are seeking.  If candidates choose to withdraw, they must provide written notice, in person, to the returning officer.  The returning officer cannot accept a withdrawal if the number of nomination papers received, equal the number of vacant offices.

When can I start campaigning?

Campaigning can start after your nomination papers are filed.

Where can I find information on campaign finances? 

There have been changes made to the Local Authorities Election Act around campaign finances and advertising, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the regulations.

Campaign Finance/Disclosure Amendments Fact Sheet

Local Authorities Election Act 

(If you’re unable to open and print the above Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement, the form can be found on the Government of Alberta Municipal Election Forms webpage.)

Election signage:

Max. Dimensions • 2.0 m² sign area • 1.5 m sign height

Signs hall be erected no more than sixty (60) days prior to an election • Signs shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after the election • Signs shall not be placed on any centre median or in any location that affects traffic safety or visibility • Signs shall not be illuminated.

School Board Elections

Below is information if you are intending to run for the local school board in the upcoming 2021 Election.

Coming soon….

For more information on the election process, access the Government of Alberta
School Board Elections Information Package.

Voter Information

Below is valuable information for Village of Beiseker residents eligible to vote in the 2021 Election.

Identification Requirements: 

Proof of name and home address is required to vote in the 2021 municipal election. 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.

Important Dates

NOMINATION DAY

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021
Nominations close at 12 p.m. – noon.
Village of Beiseker Administration Office – 700, 1st Avenue, Beiseker

ADVANCE VOTE

To be determined.
Village of Beiseker Administration Office  –  700, 1st Avenue, Beiseker

ELECTION DAY

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Voting Station Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Village of Beiseker Administration Office – 700, 1st Avenue, Beiseker

Other Resources

For more information about elections in Alberta, check out the Municipal Affairs Election website.

Village of Beiseker Administration Office:  403 947-3774  Fax:  403 947-2146  beiseker@beiseker.com    www.beiseker.com
Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am-12:00 Noon   Closed on Statutory Holidays
Public Works 403-947-3270
Bylaw 403-807-9838
Animal Control 403-606-2938

Village of Beiseker Council:
Warren Wise, Mayor
Karen Ursu, Deputy Mayor
Al Henuset, Councillor
Victor Lemky, Councillor
Nikki King, Councillor