2021 Local Authorities Municipal Election
View the BTPS Board of Trustees Unofficial Results here.
The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, when voters will elect County Council. Those elected in 2021 will serve a four-year term. Voting will take place across the County in 14 different polling stations (See below list) and have advanced voting in Kitscoty on October 13th & 16th.
The County of Vermilion River will also facilitate the Senate Election vote by issuing the senate election ballot to electors of the County of Vermilion River. We also have two referendum questions being asked of voters.
The County will also host voting for the Buffalo Trail Public Schools Division.
See below for all candidates, logistics and further information on the Senate Election and Referendum.
Official List of Candidates Running for 2021 Municipal Election:
- Marty Baker - acclaimed/incumbent
- Dale Swyripa - acclaimed/incumbent
- Stacey Hryciuk - acclaimed/incumbent
- Lonnie Wolgien - incumbent
- George Kuneff
- Murray Brown
- Jason Stelmaschuk- incumbent
- Jacob Mohrbutter
- Clinton Murray - acclaimed/incumbent
- Leslie Cusack - incumbent
- Brent Farrell
Candidates Running for 2021 Buffalo Trail Public School Division Election
Ward 4 (formerly County of Vermilion River);
Electoral Subdivision #2 (Rural Vermilion)
- Jim King
- Katherine Nelson
Electoral Subdivision #3 (Kitscoty/PV and area)
- Kayti Eldridge
- Jessica Kaastrup
Electoral Subdivision #4 (Dewberry/Marwayne and area)
- David Bensmiller
- Cameron Stevenson
Want to know a little more about the candidates? The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has information, bios and video chats with many of the candidates. See their page HERE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Saturday, October 16, 2021
3:00pm - 8:00pm MDT 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Location: Kitscoty Legion Hall Location: Kitscoty Legion Hall
Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021
10:00am - 8:00pm MDT at the appropriate polling stations. See list below for your local polling station:
For Electors Residing in:
Division 1 in Townships 45, 46, 47
1A: McLaughlin Hall
Division 1 in Townships 48, 49 (south of TWP 492)
1B: Golden Valley Memorial Hall
Division 2 in Townships 45, 46, 47 (south of HWY 619)
2A: Paradise Valley Memorial Hall
Division 2 in Townships 48, 49, 50 (north of HWY 619)
|2B: Kitscoty Community Hall|
Division 3 in Townships 47 & 48
|3A: Buffalo Coulee Hall|
Division 3 in Townships 49 & 50
3B: Vermilion Elks Hall
Division 4 in Townships 51, 52 (south of TWP 524) Ranges 3, 4
|4A: Islay Community Hall|
Division 4 in Townships 51, 52 (south of TWP 524): Ranges 5, 6, 7
4B: Vermilion Seniors Centre
Division 5 in Townships 49, 50
|5A: Blackfoot Community Hall|
Division 5 in Townships 51, 52 (south of TWP 524)
|5B: Streamstown Community Hall|
Division 6 south of the North Saskatchewan River
|6A: Marwayne Community Hall|
Division 6 north of the North Saskatchewan River
6B: Tulliby Lake Agriplex
|Division 7 in Range 4||7A: Dewberry Community Hall|
|Division 7 in Ranges 5, 6, 7||
7B: Clandonald Community Hall
Not sure where to vote? Click on the map below to open an interactive election map.
Any questions related to the 2021 Election, can be directed to:
2021 Candidate Information
Nominations are available for download below or may be picked up from the County Office. Nomination forms must be handed in by appointment to Returning Officer, Sue Aldrich on or before September 20, 2021. Phone 780-808-5648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(***Documents can also be found on the Provincial website: https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx)
SENATE AND REFERENDUM ELECTION PROCLAMATION
The Alberta Senate Election is to be held October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Municipal Election. The Alberta Senate Election is being held to select 3 Senate Nominees, according to the Alberta Senate Election Act, who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, for the purpose of filling a vacancy or vacancies relating to Canada.
The Alberta Referendum Act allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council to order a referendum to constitutional questions and requires a referendum before the Legislative Assembly can vote on any resolution authorizing an amendment to the Constitution of Canada. The following questions are being asked of electors under the Referendum Act:
- 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?
- Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Savings Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?
To view the Municipal Senate Election and Referendum Proclamation, please click here.
For more information on Senate/Referendum, including information for Senate Nominees/Candidates, please visit: https://www.elections.ab.ca/senate-and-referendum/
INFORMATION FOR VOTERS
To be eligible to vote in the 2021 Municipal Election you must be:
- at least 18 years of age;
- a Canadian citizen, and
- a resident in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and the person's place of residence is located in the division on election day (Excerpt from Local Authority Election Act, Sec. 47)
In order to vote, you must produce one piece of identification for inspection. Acceptable forms of I.D. are:
- Government-issued I.D. which contains a photograph of the elector and their address (preferred). Passports are not accepted. OR:
- Other document clearly stating the name and address or land location of the elector
Lots of resources, videos, information, campaign guides, etc.
AUMA Election Supports Hub (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) What do candidates need to know, resources, videos, what to expect, etc.
Economic Development for Elected Officials. Video showing fundamentals fo economic developments and the elected official's role in the process.