Municipal elections are held every four years where residents must elect seven Councillors to a four-year term.


In the Town of Castor, Council members are elected at-large which means the Mayor and Councillors represent the entire population rather than a geographical ward. October

18, 2021, is the next Municipal Election. The Mayor is elected amongst the newly elected officials at the Organizational Meeting of Council after the elections have concluded.


2021 Town of Castor Municipal Election

 

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021.  The polling station will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Castor Community Hall, 4801 48th Avenue.   Voters will be required to have identification.

Voters will elect:


  • 7 Councillors

 

2021 Town of Castor Municipal Election Candidates 


Michael Bozek
Richard Elhard *
Anthony Holland
Trudy Kilner * 
Kevin McDougall *
Shawn Peach
Melanie Robertson
Donald Sisson
Brenda Wismer *
Cecil Yates

*Indicates incumbent candidate


Check back here for each Candidates bio to be posted at a later date.

 

2021 Senate and Referendum

 

Provincial Senate Nominees:

    • Erika Barootes
    • Rick Bonnett
    • Pam Davidson
    • Doug A. Horner
    • Duncan Kinney
    • Kelly Lorencz
    • Mykhailo Martyniouk
    • Ann McCormick
    • Jeff Nielsen
    • Karina Pillay
    • Chad Jett Thunders Saunders
    • Sunil Sookram
    • Nadine R. Wellwood

Referendum Questions:

    • Equalization:  "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?"
    • Daylight Saving Time:  "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?

 

Who Can Vote?


You can vote in the upcoming Town of Castor Election if you are:

    • At least 18 years old
    • A Canadian citizen
    • A resident of Town of Castor on Election Day

To determine if you are a Town of Castor Resident, please review section 48 of the External link opens in new tab or windowLocal Authorities Election Act.


Voting in the Election | Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need identification to vote?


In order to vote, you must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes both your name and current residential address.


Examples of authorized identification include:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
    • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
    • 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 prior to the 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.


Vouching

A person (e.g. a roommate, neighbor or family member) may vouch for and validate another voter’s identity and address if the person vouching is voting at the same designated voting station, and can provide one of the acceptable forms of ID. The person vouching may only do this for one household (maximum) and may not do so if they were vouched for themselves.

 

This is in accordance with Section 53(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) and Section 95(1)(a)(ii) of the Election Act (EA).


COVID-19


COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the Town of Castor 2021 Municipal Election to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among workers, volunteers, candidates and voters.


What we plan to do

    • Staff will sanitize voting equipment and frequently touched surfaces.
    • Capacity limits may be established in the voting area to support distancing.
    • Furniture and signage will be in place to allow for distancing.


What you can do

    • Voters must wear a facemask as required by the Alberta Government.
    • Follow the signage to ensure proper flow of traffic and to maintain physical distancing if required.
    • Use hand sanitizer before and after voting.
    • Please avoid coming to a voting station with other family members (e.g. minor children) who are not voting themselves. If you need assistance from someone other than an election worker (e.g. someone to translate or because of a disability), they will be allowed to attend with you.


Voters are encouraged to consult this page before heading to a voting station for any COVID-19 related updates. We will continue to follow all health and safety protocols as outlined by Alberta Health Services.


For more information contact Christopher Robblee, Returning Officer, Town of Castor at 403-882-3215 or christopher@townofcastor.ca