September 17 is Nomination Day
September 5, 2007
An important date in this year's local election process is coming up on Monday, September 17. Between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on that day, anyone running for mayor, councillor or school trustee must officially file nomination papers.
Candidates are required to go to specific locations to complete their nomination forms, depending on which office they are seeking.
All municipal and school elections take place on Monday, October 15, 2007. In order to vote, residents must be at least 18 years old, Canadian citizens, and have lived in Alberta since April 15, 2007. If they meet these requirements, they will vote in the ward where they live on Election Day. An estimated 62,000 voters in Strathcona County are eligible to cast ballots. Voter turnout in the 2004 election was 34 per cent.
On Election Day, voting stations throughout Strathcona County will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, there are options for voters who cannot get to a voting station on that day. As in previous elections, several Advance Votes are being held, and voters who are ill or physically disabled can request to vote at home.
New for Strathcona County voters with this election is a Special Ballot, a mail-in ballot. This is available to voters who are unable to vote at an Advance Votes, or go to a voting station on Election Day. Details about these options are also available by calling the Election Office at 410-6550.
More information on the election is being provided through two publications that will be delivered by Canada Post to all households: the Election Calendar, to be sent around Nomination Day, and the Voter's Guide, scheduled for delivery in early October.
Last updated: Monday, January 18, 2010
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