MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

The Village of Myrnam elects three councillors. There is no direct election for Mayor. Each year at the organizational meeting the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected from among the councillors.

The Current Council for the Village of Myrnam is
Mayor: Donna Rudolf
Deputy Mayor: Raymond Yaremchuk
Councillor: Kurt Ewanec

2021 Municipal Elections

The Local Authorities Election Act specifies that a general municipal election shall be held every 4-years. The next general Municipal Election will be held in the Village of Myrnam on October 18, 2021. Nominations for the 2021 Municipal Elections are now open. All nominations must be received at the Village of Myrnam Administration Office 5007 50th Street, Myrnam AB, on or before Nomination Day, Monday September 20, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. (Noon).

Nomination Hours

The Returning Officer or designate will receive nominations of candidates for the local jurisdiction election during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from January 4, 2021 to September 17, 2021 and till 12:00 p.m. September 20, 2021.

Nomination forms are available at the Village Office, or download the form here: – to open click the link, complete, download or print the document: FORM 4 – NOMINATION PAPERS AND CANDIDATE ACCEPTANCE
For more information, please visit contact: Gary Dupuis, Returning Officer at 780-366-3910. 

Prospective candidates

Additional election resources will be available throughout 2021. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are intending to run for municipal office, A Candidate’s Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta offers information regarding eligibility to run, nominations, campaigning, collecting campaign contributions and incurring campaign-related expenses.

If you are intending to run for your local school board, find relevant information at School Board trustee elections information.

If you are a Government of Canada employee running as a candidate in a municipal election in Alberta, you should be aware of some obligations. Read I want to become a candidate for more information.

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) have developed websites for individuals and perspective candidates for the upcoming 2021 general election. Read Running for Municipal Office on the AUMA website.

Third party advertisers

A Provincial Registrar has been appointed for third party advertisers. Third parties planning to incur election advertising expenses or accept election advertising contributions of at least $1,000 in 10 or more local jurisdictions must register with the Provincial Registrar.

For more information on the provincial registration process:

Email: ma.lgsmail@gov.ab.ca
Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

Post-election resources

Voter identification requirements

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification.

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Income or 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 (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.

If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction.

An elected authority could, by bylaw, require additional verification or a combination of verification to establish the person’s specific current address.

See the Voter identification requirements for more information.