peace river election

2021 Municipal Election

Last updated September 22, 2021

The next Municipal General Election will take place on October 18, 2021. This page will be updated with information for voters.

******FINAL******
Nominations for Mayor and Council are now final.
Per the Local Authorities Elections Act, a complete list of candidates is also posted at the Town office.

Notice of Election

Candidates for Council

Blayone, Bob
Boychuk, Marc
Cairns, Jill
Carr, Brad
Dostaler, Rick
Fitchie, Cheryl
Ford, Orren
Gold, April
Good, Don
Greaves, Karen
Johnson, Chris
Kilkenny, Cary
Laurin, Wanda
Mathieu, Sylvia
Paras, Jami
Schamehorn, Byron
Shannon, Shelly
Sisson, Ted
Tomlinson, Garrett
Wood, Leah

Candidates for Mayor

Boucher, Normand
Day, Tom
Manzer, Elaine

Notice of Nomination Day

Local Authorities Elections Act (section 26)

LOCAL JURISDICTION Town of Peace River, PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021 and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day.

Office(s)  Number of Vacancies

Mayor                                 1

Councillor                          6

Location (address) of local jurisdiction office: 9911 100 Street, Peace River, AB

DATED at the Town of Peace River, in the Province of Alberta, this 27 Day of August, 2021

Ruth McCuaig, Returning Officer

Where can I vote?

You will have several chances to vote!

Advance Votes: Friday, October 8, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Misery Mountain Ski Chalet (10408 89 Street), Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Misery Mountain Ski Chalet (10408 89 Street).

Institutional Vote: An opportunity for residents of Heritage Towers Lodge and Points West Living to vote in advance in their buildings. Institutional votes are only available to residents of those two locations and are not open to the public or to facility staff.

Points West Living: October 7, 2021, 9:00 am until noon. Heritage Towers: October 7, 2021, 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Misery Mountain Ski Chalet (10408 89 Street).

If you are a prospective candidate please visit our candidate information page, linked below:

Information for 2021 Town Council Candidates

Senate Election and Referendum

The Province has arranged to hold two other votes along with the municipal elections.

These will be:

  1. An election will for a Senate nominee for the purposes of the Alberta Senate Election Act. You will be asked to select up to three (3) names on the ballot.
  2. Referendum question #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? You will be asked to vote Yes/No on this question.
  3. 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?

For more information about the senate election and referendum please go here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be asking for proof of vaccination?

No.

What safety measures will be in place?

  • The polling station will be restricted to 1/3 occupancy (100 voters) at a time.
  • Voters will be asked to sanitize on entry.
  • Election staff will be masked at all times.
  • Registration tables will have screens.
  • Single use pencils will be used for marking ballots.
  • Tables, chairs, and pens will be sanitized between use.
  • Masks are required.

If I am not wearing a mask, will I still be able to vote?

Yes! You cannot be denied your right to vote if you are not wearing a mask. A separate entrance and room of the facility will be set up to safely accommodate anyone who is (for any reason) not wearing a mask. This accommodates only one voter at a time and includes additional social distancing precautions. Polling staff will not be asking for proof of exemption.

Who can vote?

To vote in a municipal election, you must be:

  • Over 18;
  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • Haven’t voted yet in this election; and
  • A resident of Peace River.

Is my name on a voter list or will I need ID?

You will need to bring identification showing your name and address. Acceptable ID includes:

  • 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. (Passports are NOT acceptable ID since they do not include your address)
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque
  • 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

A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address will also be accepted as valid proof. The letter can be signed before you vote by any of the following:

  • authorized representative of a commercial property management company;
  • authorized representative of a correctional institution;
  • authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve;
  • authorized representative of a post-secondary institution;
  • authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or
  • authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.

I am eligible to vote but do not have any of these documents as proof. How can I vote?

If you are eligible to vote but don’t have any of these documents – for example, you live with a friend or relative and don’t have any bills in your name or a driver’s license – someone can vouch for you. The person vouching must make a statement and sign a form saying they know you, know where you live and that you are eligible to vote. A person can only vouch for one other person UNLESS it is people who all live at the same address. If you have been vouched for, you cannot vouch for someone else.