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Results - Mayor and Council

Unofficial results as of October 18, 2021 (number of votes are indicated behind candidate’s name):

Candidates for the Office of Mayor

  1. Jean Barclay (2,025)
  2. Glen Carritt (626)

Abstain (28)

Candidates for the Office of Councillor

  1. Jason Heistad (1,520) – elected
  2. Janice Wing (1,369) – elected
  3. Gavin Bates (1,325) – elected
  4. Don Harrison (1,228) – elected
  5. Dale Dunham (1,183) – elected
  6. Cindy Messaros (923) – elected
  7. Heather Whymark (836)
  8. Donnie Hill (827)
  9. Darlene Thompson (718)
  10. Nathan Harrington (570)
  11. Marnie Witt (534)
  12. Roger Tewson (522)
  13. Van Stonehocker (504)
  14. Ryan O’Donoghue (430)

Abstain (83)

Results - Referendum Questions

In the October 18, 2021 ALberta Municipal ELection, voters were asked two referendum questions.

Question 1: Equalization
• Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government
of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be
removed from the constitution?

Question 2: Daylight Saving Time
• Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer
hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

 

The province-wide results of this referendum are available at the Elections Alberta website (click here).

Declared Candidates

Elections will be held for the respective roles of Mayor (one vacancy) and Town Councillor (six vacancies).

As of August 18, 2021, the following individuals have filed nomination papers and have declared their intention to run in the 2021 municipal election:

Candidates for the Office of Mayor

  1. Jean Barclay
  2. Glen Carritt

Candidates for the Office of Councillor

  1. Gavin Bates
  2. Don Harrison
  3. Donnie Hill
  4. Jason Heistad
  5. Roger Tewson
  6. Heather Whymark
  7. Dale Dunham
  8. Ryan O’Donoghue
  9. Darlene Thompson
  10. Nathan Harrington
  11. Marnie Witt
  12. Cindy Messaros
  13. Janice Wing
  14. Van Stonehocker

 

Election Day

The election will be held October 18, 2021. Voting will take place at the voting station from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance Voting

Advance voting will take place at the voting station located at the Library Learning Centre Community Room (5300 55 St. Close) on the following dates and times:
• Friday, October 8 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, October 9 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Friday, October 15 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, October 16 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Voting Station

Innisfail will have one voting station: the Library Learning Centre Community Room (5300 55 St. Close). All voting will take place here.

Voter Eligibility & Identification

You’re eligible to vote in the election if:

  • You’re at least 18 years old;
  • You’re a Canadian citizen;
  • You’ve lived in Alberta for the six months immediately preceding Election Day; and
  • You reside within the Town of Innisfail.

Prior to voting, voters must present a piece of personal identification displaying their name and current address. For a list of accepted documents, click here.

For Candidates

Seeking Election

Candidates seeking election are required to undertake the following steps:

1. Review the Town’s Candidate Nomination Package and complete all associated paperwork as required thereby. Forms referenced throughout the package may be downloaded from the Government of Alberta website.

2. Submit your completed paperwork to the Innisfail Town Office (4943 53 St.) during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — except on stat holidays) between January 1, 2021 and September 20, 2021. Or, file your nomination paperwork on ‘Nomination Day’ at the Town Office on September 20, 2021 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon.

Candidates should also review the Town’s current Bylaw 1669-2021 Election Sign Bylaw before placing any campaign signage.

Candidate’s Guide – Government of Alberta

You can also review the Rural Municipalities Association’s Candidate Information Hub for more candidate information and resources.

Additional Resources

Election Documents

Click here to view and download all the Town’s relevant election-related documents.

For more information on the election, please contact:

Town of Innisfail
4943 53 St., Innisfail, AB, T4G 1A1
403-227-3376
reception@innisfail.ca

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