The deadline to file completed nomination papers for Wetaskiwin’s coming municipal by-election is noon, July 31.

Planning to run for Wetaskiwin City Council? Nomination deadline is July 31

The City of Wetaskiwin will fill two vacant councillor positions through the upcoming municipal by-election. If you’re considering putting your name forward as a candidate, here’s what you need to know!

To run in the election, candidates must be at least 18 years old on election day, (Sept. 11, 2019), a Canadian citizen, and a resident of Wetaskiwin since March 2019.

Candidates must submit their completed nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Wetaskiwin City Hall (4705 – 50 Ave., Wetaskiwin) before 12 noon on July 31. Papers must be accompanied by a nomination deposit of $50, payable only by cash, cheque, cash order, or money order. The nomination must also be signed by a minimum of five residents of the City of Wetaskiwin who are also Canadian citizens over age 18.

Find nomination packages online at wetaskiwin.ca/byelection or at Wetaskiwin City Hall, 4705 – 50 Ave. Please carefully read the package before returning the nomination form to the Returning Officer.

For voters: How you can cast your vote

The City of Wetaskiwin has not been divided up into voting subdivisions, so all eligible voters will cast their ballots at the Wetaskiwin Memorial Arts Centre. You have two date options for casting your vote:

Advance voting: Noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Memorial Arts Centre, 5206 – 50 St.

Election Day: From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Memorial Arts Centre, 5206 – 50 St.

What you’ll need to bring

The City does not have a voters list, so you’ll need to bring ONE piece of the following acceptable forms of identification to vote:

  • Photo identification issued by a Canadian Government or agency that contains you name and current address
  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college, or university
  • 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
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle ownership, registration, or insurance certificate
  • A letter or form (attestation) confirming that you live at the stated address. The letter may be signed by the authorized representative of a: commercial property management company; correctional institution; First Nations band or reserve; post-secondary institution; facility that provides services to the homeless; supportive living facility or treatment centre.

Visit wetaskiwin.ca/byelection for full details or call the Returning Officer at 780-361-4420 with any questions.

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