Candidates
Voter ID Requirements
Advance Voting
Special Ballots
Institutional Polls
Election Day Voting Stations
Frequently Asked Questions

List of Candidates

Mayor for the City of Camrose (1 position)
  • Lindstrand, Max
  • Stasko, PJ
Councillor for City of Camrose (8 positions)
  • Baier, Ron
  • Banack, Lucas
  • Berlin, Larissa
  • Broker, Lana
  • Calhoun, Thomas David (Tom)
  • Francoeur, David R.
  • Girard, Julie
  • Holler, Anthony
  • Hoveland, Agnes
  • Hycha, Kevin
  • Ilg, DJ
  • MacKay, Doug
  • Murphy, Joy-Anne
  • Rosland, Don
  • Sharp, Greg
  • Tanton, Wyatt
  • Thompson, Robbyn
  • Thompson, Troy
  • Turnquist, Geoffrey Ryan

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Voter ID Requirements

Proof of identity and current residence is required to be able to vote in municipal elections.  Any of the following documents that has your name and address on it will be accepted as valid proof:

  • Photo identification issued by a Canadian government agency, whether federal, provincial or local;
  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque;
  • Government cheque or cheque stub;
  • Income/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;
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement;
  • Statement of government benefits: eg. Employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit;
  • Utility bill: eg. Telephone, public utilities commission, television, electricity, gas or water;
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate; or
  • A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address.  The letter can be signed 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 support living facility or treatment centre;
Voter ID Requirement Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have any photo ID like a driver’s license?

  • It doesn’t matter.  Just bring anything else you have from the above list that has your name and address on it. 

 

Do I need more than one document?

  • No, only one document with your name and address is needed.

 

What if all of my documents have a post office box address?

  • That is ok.  As long as it makes sense that a person in your Municipality would have a post office box at your mailing address, it will be accepted. 

 

I used to have to sign a form to say that I am eligible.  Do I still have to sign that form?

  • Yes, you will still have to sign the Statement of Elector Eligibility as well as provide one of the above documents that contains your name and address. 

 

What if I don’t have any accounts or documents in my own name?

  • Have your landlord, facility, or organization manager sign a letter or form (attestation) to confirm your address, and bring it with you to the voting station.
  • Bring along another eligible elector who does have the required identification who can vouch for you.  The elector will be required to complete a prescribed form that sets out the following.
    • The elector knows the person;
    • The elector knows the person resides at the address indicated in the person’s statement; and
    • The elector has not been vouched for. 

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Advance Voting

In an effort to spread out the numbers of voters at one voting station in a given time and to help reduce COVID-19 concerns, two additional advance voting days are being added. The Advance Voting station will be relocated from Council Chambers at City Hall to the former Augustana Gym at the Recreation Centre to provide more layout room to once again reduce any elector concerns with COVID-19. Any resident may vote at an Advance Voting opportunity.

Advance Voting will be held on the following dates:

  • October 8, 2021 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • October 13, 2021 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • October 14, 2021 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • October 15, 2021 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • October 16, 2021 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Special (Mail-in) Ballots

You may cast your vote using a Special (Mail-in) Ballot if you are an eligible voter and unable to make it to an Advance Vote or Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021) voting station because you are:

  • Physically incapacitated
  • Absent from the local jurisdiction (City of Camrose)
  • An election worker, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on election day at a voting station other than that for the voter’s place of residence

Requesting and Returning a Special (Mail-In) Ballot

  • Requests for a Special (Mail-in) Ballot Application starting Monday, August 16, 2021
  • Applications accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Special (Mail-In) Ballot packages will be available starting Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Completed Special (Mail-In) Ballots must be received by the Returning Officer (5204 – 50 Avenue) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 in order to be counted *Special (Mail-In) Ballots will not be accepted at Advance Vote or Election Day Stations

Special Mail-In Ballot Process

  • Select your Special Ballot application method.  An Application for a special ballot may be made by any one of the following methods: in writing, by email, telephone, fax or in person at City Hall. A “Request for Special Ballot Package Application” is available here or by contacting the Returning Officer, Kim Isaak, at kisaak@camrose.ca or at 780.678.3027.
  • Your application will be evaluated by the Returning Officer for completeness and eligibility. 
  • Special Ballot packages will be ready for pick up/mail out starting Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
  • After receiving the Special Ballot package, follow the instructions included and complete the ballot.  You will need a photocopy of your authorized identification (confirming your name and residential address) attached to the outside of the Special Ballot Certificate Envelope.  Do not provide your original identification.
  • Return your Special Ballot package by mail, or by dropping it off to the Returning Officer at City Hall. Special Ballot packages must be returned to the Returning Officer by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 in order to be counted. Special Ballot packages are not accepted at Advance Vote or Election Day voting stations.
Special (Main-in) Ballots Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I vote if I am unable to get to a voting station on Election Day or during Advance Vote dates?
    Yes.  You can request to cast your vote by Special (Mail-in) Ballot if you are unable to vote at an Advance Vote or Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021).
  • You may cast your vote using a Special (Mail-in) Ballot if you are an eligible voter and unable to make it to an Advance Vote or Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021) voting station because you are:
    • Physically incapacitated
    • Absent from the local jurisdiction (City of Camrose)
    • An election worker, candidate, official agent or scrutineer located at a voting station other than the one designated for your place of residence
  • How do I request a Special (Mail-in) Ballot?
    Starting Monday, August 16, 2021, Special (Mail-in) Ballot applications will be accepted by the Returning Officer. You may make application to vote by Special Ballot through one of the following methods:

In the Request for Special Ballot Package Application, you will need to provide:

  • Full Name as it appears on your authorized identification
  • Your telephone number and email address
  • Your municipal residential address
  • Your school elector status, if the elector is voting for a school board trustee
  • Select the ballots you want included in your Special Ballot package
  • Ballot Package delivery preference (regular mail or picked up at City Hall)
  • Mailing address, if different from primary residential address
  • Reason why a special ballot is requested

 

  • When is the earliest/latest I can request a Special (Mail-in) Ballot Package?
    Special (Mail-in) Ballot packages can be requested by application starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021. The latest you can register for a Special (Mail-in) Ballot is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021.

 

  • Do I need to supply ID when I send in my Special (Mail-in) Ballot?
    Yes, in order to vote, you must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes both your name and current residential address. 

    You will be required to provide a photocopy of your Authorized ID, such as an Alberta Driver’s License, when you return your Special (Mail-in) Ballot.  The identification included with your ballot package must have the same name on it as the application.  Do not send in original identification. 

 

  • When does the special ballot package need to be back to ensure my vote counts?
    In order for your Special (Mail-in) Ballot to be counted, it must be returned to the Returning Officer by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.

    If mailed within Canada, return postage is paid.  If mailed outside of Canada, the voter is responsible for return postage costs.

    For further information on the Municipal Election for the City of Camrose please contact Kim Isaak, Returning Officer at 780.678.3027 or Ben Cowan, Deputy Returning Officer at 780.672.4426. 

 

For Additional Information on Municipal Elections in Alberta please visit the Municipal Affairs website at Municipal elections – Overview | Alberta.ca

 

Disclaimer:
Election information is provided for reference purposes and in all cases the Local Authorities Election Act should be referenced  for specific  legislative requirements www.qp.alberta.ca

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Institutional Polls

As with previous years voting stations will be set up at designated times on October 18, 2021 at the following institutions:

  • Deer Meadows
  • Brookside
  • Faith House
  • View Point
  • Rosealta
  • Rosehaven
  • Louise Jensen
  • Bethany Meadows
  • Seasons

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Election Day Voting Stations

Voting stations were selected to provide adequate room to accommodate additional spacing requirements as a result of COVID-19. As such, three of the smaller voting stations were eliminated (Sparling School, United Church, and Century Meadows Baptist Church) with two larger voting stations being added at the Norsemen Inn and the Camrose Regional Exhibition (CRE).

Voting stations will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm on October 18, 2021 at the following locations:

  • Mirror Lake Centre (5415 - 49 Avenue)
  • Community Centre Field House (4516 - 54 Street)
  • Norsemen Inn (6505 - 48 Avenue)
  • CRE (4250 Exhibition Drive)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often are elections held?
Elections are held every four years.
What happens if the nominations received meet, but do not exceed the number of positions available?

If the number of nominations does not exceed the number of positions available, after the close of nominations, the Returning Officer will declare the candidate(s) nominated for the position elected by acclamation.

What happens if the nominations received do not meet or exceed the positions required to be elected?
If there are not enough nominations for the positions to be filled the Returning Officer shall continue to open up for nominations to be filed from 10:00 am to 12 noon on the day of when the required number of nominations has been received or a period of 6 days, including nomination day but not including Saturday, Sunday and holidays. If after that time period there is still insufficient nominations the City is required to immediately notify the Minister.
What remuneration do Council members receive?

Members of City Council receive the following honorarium:

Mayor - $62,534.78 per annum
Councillor  - $21,633.50 per year annum

What positions are open?

Mayor - 1 position

Councillor - 8 positions

Is there a Voters List?

No, the City of Camrose does not have a Voters List. When you go to the voting station of your choice, you will be asked to sign a statement that you are eligible to vote in this election.

Do you need to show voter identification when you vote?

Yes, you will need to produce one piece of photo identification with name and current address that is issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial, or local, or an agency of the government) OR one piece of identification with name and current address.

Does Camrose have a ward system?

No. Council members represent the community at large.

Who can vote?

A person is eligible to vote in this election if:

  • you are at least 18 years old,
  • you are a Canadian Citizen,
  • and your place of residence is located in the City of Camrose on Election Day.
Will the City of Camrose be offering voting by way of Special Ballot?

Yes. If you will not be within the City of Camrose on any of the Advance Voting Dates and the Election Day you can apply for a Special Ballot which will permit you to vote by way of Special Ballot for the Election.

Can I vote in advance of Election Day?

Yes, the City of Camrose is providing 5 advance voting opportunities, to be held in Room 1332 at the Recreation Centre (4412 –
56 Street) on the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 8, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM;
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM;
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM;
  • Friday, October 15, 2021, between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM;
  • and Saturday, October 16, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Can anyone vote in an Advance Vote?

Yes, anyone who is eligible to vote in the election may vote at an Advance Voting Station. If you are eligible to vote there are no restrictions to voting at an Advance Voting Station.

When is Election Day?

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021.

What time can we vote on Election Day?

Voting Stations will be open between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Where can we vote?

Individuals may vote at any of the following Voting Stations on Election Day:

  • Mirror Lake Centre (5415 – 49 Avenue);
  • Community Centre Field House (4516 – 54 Street);
  • Norsemen Inn (6505 – 48 Avenue);
  • and Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds (4250 Exhibition Drive)

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