Blackfalds voters urged to get special ballots in

Blackfalds voters are being reminded to get their special ballots in by the end of the week.

Special ballots must be submitted by Oct. 15 and mail-in ballots must be returned to the Civic Centre by mail or via the drop-box no later than 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Voters across Alberta will head to the polls next week and the final push by candidates is under way.

The Municipal Election is on Monday, Oct. 18 and voting stations are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Town of Blackfalds voting stations will be located at the Blackfalds Community Centre.

An online forum for Blackfalds candidates was held Oct. 13 and coverage for the event was not available at the time of press. Voters are encouraged to visit blackfaldschamber.ca to view the recorded version of the forum.

Two questions in the referendum vote will also be on the ballot.

One on 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? The other on 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?

Advanced Voting is available for the Town of Blackfalds Mayor, Councillors, School Board Trustees, Senate, and Referendum Questions. Advanced voting takes place at the Council Chambers in the Blackfalds Civic Cultural Centre.

Thursday, Oct. 14 -9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 – 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16 -9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Blackfalds Town Council

Jamie Hoover -Mayor

Jeff Krehmer – Mayor

Wayne Tutty – Mayor

Marina Appel – Council

Edna Coulter – Council

Brenda Dennis – Council

Ray Olfert -Council

Jim Sands – Council

Rebecca Stendie -Council

Laura Svab -Council

Will Taylor – Council

Amanda Valin – Council

School Board Trustee Candidates Wards

Darryl Stendie Wolf Creek School Division – Ward E

Sharla Heistad Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Murray Hollman Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Monique LaGrange Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Cynthia Leyson Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Kim Pasula Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Fred Simoni Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Anne Marie Watson Catholic School Division – Red Deer Area Ward

Candidate profiles and more voting information can be found online blackfalds.ca

Voters are reminded that masking and social distancing protocols will be in place at voting stations to help eliminate the spread of Covid-19.

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