Normination Date : September 18 2017 - Nomination Forms available at the Village office - # 22 Centre Street Dewberry Alberta
Election Date: Monday October 16 2017
Consider running for council???
A 4 year term.
Council usually meetings twice a month, but there are other time demands outside the
council chamber walls. While servicing a term, councillors are required to:
- Serve on municipal boards as council representatives
- Attend conferences and seminars for training and discussion
- Attend social events promoting the Village
- Spend time reading material, conversing with residents, coordinating with the CAO and preparing for meetings.
What will you do???
Members of council are given the power to significantly influence the future of their community. This
power depends on the individuals ability to persuade other members of council to adopt particular
views and to shape and establish policy for the municipality, with all decisions made at public meetings.
New Required Training for Council
If you are elected to Council, you must attend mandatory council training.
The two day Munis 101: The Essentials of Municpal Governance course is part of the modernized Elected
Officials Education Program.
Book your calender for November 27 & 28 2017
Course to held at the Vermilion Regional Centre
Time - 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Course is divided into five modules as follows:
- Apply the basics of municipal govermanance and legislation in Alberta
- The elected official's role in municipal leadership
- Navigate the world of municipal finance
- Explore the role of municipal planning and development
- Ensure effective collaboration
You must be:
You are not eligible if:
- At least 18 years of age
- A Canadian Citizen
- Must have been a resident of the Village for six consecutive months preceding nomination day
- You are a Village employee
- Your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears, or
- You are in default, for more than 90 days, for any other debt in excess of $500 to the Village
Who is eligible to Vote?? You must be
Section 53 reads"Every person
who attends at a voting station for the purpose of voting must be
permitted to vote. If the person makes a statement in the presence of
an officer at the voting station,
- 18 years of age or older
- A Canadian Citizen
- Resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day
- Village of Dewberry must be your place of residence
- Provide the required proof of eligibility as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act
that person is eligible to vote as an elector and produces for
inspection the following proof of the person's identity and current
residence:(A) one piece of identification issued by a Canadian
federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that goverment, that
contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current
address, or (B) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief
Electoral Officer under the Election Act for the purposes of Section 95
(1)(a)(ii) of the Act that establishes the elector's name and current
- Check out Alberta Municipal Affairs " Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Guide to Prospective Candidates at :
2. Now that you've been elected - a handbook for elected officials