PO Box 1778

St. Paul, Alberta  T0A 3A0

Phone: (780)645-4677

Email: svhorseshoebay@gmail.com

Other Considerations

​Qualification Requirements in a Summer Village

The requirements to become a candidate in a summer village election differ than those in other municipalities. Candidates are encouraged to review the LAEA to understand the eligibility requirements in summer villages. Candidates must:

-   meet the voter eligibility requirements

     >   18 years or older

     >    a Canadian citizen, and

     >    named or have a spouse/partner who is named as owner on the title of   

           the property within the summer village, and

-   have been a resident of Alberta for the 12 consecutive months

     immediately preceding Election Day.

​It is not necessary to be  full-time resident of the summer village but candidates must meet the requirements to vote in a summer village.

Time Commitment

The demands on your time while being an elected official can be heavy. You will be elected for a four-year term of office and during that time you will be required to attend:

>   regular and special meetings of council. (SVHB has 6 regular meetings a year)

>   meetings of other boards and agencies to which you are appointed as a

      council representative.

>    conferences, conventions, seminars and workshops for training and

       discussion; and

>    other events promoting your municipality.

Time should also be spent reading agenda material and talking with residents, the CAO and other relevant stakeholders. This work will all be part of the necessary preparation for meetings so you can make informed decisions.

How else can I prepare?

The best way to find out what the job is all about is to spend some time reading relevant municipal documents and talking to current members of council. You may also wish to:

>   familiarize yourself with local bylaws and municipal legislation.

>   read council agenda and minutes.

>   observe council meetings (request ZOOM invitation to meeting)

Researching now will help you in your campaign and prepare you for assuming office.



In Alberta, Summer Villages hold their municipal general elections every 4 years in July or August. If you are considering running for one of the 3 council positions, here are some resources which may help you.

Links to these and other resources can be also be found on the Alberta Elections website: www.alberta.ca/municipal-elections-overview.aspx

All Election activities will be held at Martin Recreation Center as follows: (subject to COVID-19 restrictions/protocols)

NOMINATION DAY:  SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
                                       (Nominations will be accepted at Martin Rec Center

                                       at this time.)

ADVANCE POLL:  SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021, 10:00 am, to 2:00 pm

ELECTION DAY:  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

If you have questions or require more information please contact Norman Briscoe, Returning Officer, at (780)645-4677