Town of Sedgewick
P.O. Box 129
4818 47 Street
Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0
Fax: (780) 384-3545
Hours of Operations
Monday through Friday.
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Statuatory Holidays - closed
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Municipal Election 2017
Welcome to the official web page for the Town of Sedgewick municipal election.
Local authority (i.e. municipalities and school boards) elections are held every four years under the authority of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Elected offices for the Town of Sedgewick are:
Important dates to know:
Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017 (9:00am–12:00pm) Administration Office, 4818 – 47 Street
Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Advance Vote – Thursday, October 12, 2017 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Administration Office, 4818 – 47 Street
Additional information concerning elections can be accessed at Alberta Municipal Affairs Election Information and Forms
Qualification of Candidates (Section 21(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act)
A person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day they:
- are eligible to vote in that election,
- have been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
- are not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.
Ineligibility (Sections 22 and 23 of the Local Authorities Election Act)
A person is ineligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person:
is the auditor of the local jurisdiction for which the election is to be held;
- is an employee of the local jurisdiction for which the election is to be held unless the person takes a leave of absence under this section;
- is indebted to the municipality of which the person is an elector for taxes in default exceeding $50, excluding from that amount
- any indebtedness for current taxes, and
- any indebtedness for arrears of taxes for which the person has entered into a consolidation agreement with the municipality, unless the person is in default in the payment of any money due under the agreement;
- is indebted to the local jurisdiction for which the election is to be held for any debt exceeding $500 and in default for more than 90 days;
- has, within the previous 10 years, been convicted of an offence under this
Act, the Election Act or the Canada Elections Act (Canada).
Nomination Packages for Prospective Candidates:
Nomination Packages are available for pick up at the municipal office 4818 – 47 Street during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The Nomination Package contains pertinent information which prospective candidates should know about running for office in the Town of Sedgewick.
Alberta Municipal Affairs has several useful guides available for prospective candidates:
Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Guide for Candidates
Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors (2017 Version)
Frequently Asked Questions about Municipal Elections
A candidate requires at least ten (10) eligible electors to sign their Nomination Paper. An eligible elector is someone who is:
- a resident of Alberta for the preceding 6 months and of the Town of Sedgewick on the date of signing the nomination papers,
- a Canadian Citizen; and
- At least 18 years of age.
Important: Please note a candidate’s nomination form will not be accepted by the Returning Officer if the form has not been signed by the required number of eligible electors.
Nomination papers for councillors will only be accepted on Monday, September 18, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 noon at the Administration Office, 4818 – 47 Street.
Deposits are not required by the Town of Sedgewick.
Election Sign Guidelines:
- No signs or advertising structures shall be erected on or affixed to private property without the prior consent of the property owner or tenant.
- No signs, billboards, advertising structures or signboards shall be erected on or affixed to public property without the prior consent of the appropriate public body.
- No signs or advertisement shall resemble or conflict with a traffic sign
Election signage does not require a development permit in the Town of Sedgewick.
Provincial guidelines for election signage:
Alberta Transportation has guidelines for election signage along Alberta Highways.
Recommended Practices – Election Signs
Election Sign Guidelines and Regional Transportation Office Contact Information
Elector’s (Voter’s) Information:
You are eligible to vote in the Town of Sedgewick municipal election if you are:
- 18 years of age;
- a Canadian citizen;
- have resided in Alberta at least 6 months prior to election day and you reside in the municipality on election day.
There is no List of Electors (Voter’s List), however, all voters must make a statement in the prescribed form stating that they meet elector eligibility qualifications and provide proof of elector (voter) eligibility before they will be given a ballot.
Proof of Elector Eligibility (No List of Electors): (Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act)
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, in the prescribed form, that the person is eligible to vote as an elector; and
- produces for inspection the following proof of the person’s identity and current residence
- one piece of 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 his or her name and current address, or
Proof of Elector Eligibility (List of Electors): (Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act)
- Every person who attends at a voting station for the purpose of voting must be permitted to vote:
- if the person’s name appears on the list of electors, if any,
- If there is a list of electors, a person may instead prove that the person is eligible to vote as an elector and his or her identity and current residence and, if applicable, age by making a statement in the presence of an officer at the voting station, in the prescribed form, if he or she is accompanied by another person whose name appears on the list of electors for the same voting station at which that other person is entitled to vote and that other person
- one piece of 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 his or her name and current address, or
Rules of Residence: (Section 48 of the Local Authorities Election Act)
Electors must live in the municipality to be eligible to vote. The place of residence is governed by the following rules:
- a person may be a resident of only one place at a time for the purposes of voting under this Act;
- if a person has more than one residence in Alberta, that person shall, in accordance with subsection (1.1), designate one place of residence as the person’s place of residence for the purposes of this Act;
- the residence of a person is the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return;
- a person does not lose the person’s residence by leaving the person’s home for a temporary purpose;
- subject to clause (e), a student who
- o attends an educational institution within or outside Alberta,
- o temporarily rents accommodation for the purpose of attending an educational institution, and
- o has family members who are resident in Alberta and with whom the student ordinarily resides when not attending an educational institution is deemed to reside with those family members;
- if a person leaves the area with the intention of making the person’s residence elsewhere, the person loses the person’s residence within the area.
For more information contact: Jim Fedyk, Returning Officer 780-384-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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