PO Box 1778
St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A0
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.
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
> conferences, conventions, seminars and workshops for training 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.
2021 SUMMER VILLAGE ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
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