2021 Local Authorities Municipal Election


Official Municipal Election Results



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.


Notice of Election


Official List of Candidates Running for 2021 Municipal Election:

Division 1

  • Marty Baker - acclaimed/incumbent

Division 2

  • Dale Swyripa - acclaimed/incumbent

Division 3

  • Stacey Hryciuk - acclaimed/incumbent

Division 4

  • Lonnie Wolgien - incumbent
  • George Kuneff
  • Murray Brown

Division 5

  • Jason Stelmaschuk- incumbent
  • Jacob Mohrbutter

Division 6

  • Clinton Murray - acclaimed/incumbent

Division 7

  • 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


Advanced Poll:

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:

Polling Station

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.


 Election Voting Map

Any questions related to the 2021 Election, can be directed to: 

Returning Officer:

Susan Aldrich




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 election@county24.com.  


2021 Election Nomination Package

Appendix A - Bylaw 19-01 Council Code of Conduct Bylaw

Appendix A - LE 001 (37th Revision); Councillor Remuneration and Expenses

Appendix B - A Candidate's Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta

Appendix C - FORM 4 - 2021 Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance

Appendix C - FORM 5 - 2021 Candidate Information

(***Documents can also be found on the Provincial website: https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx

Guidelines for the Installation of Election Signs



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/




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

Voter Identification Needs


RMA (Rural Municipalities of Alberta) Running for Municipal Office Page

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.

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