Election 2017

Resources for candidates and voters.

The next municipal election takes place Monday October 16, 2017. Nomination day is on Monday September 18, 2017. Council for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River consists of a Reeve elected at large and six Councillors, representing two municipal divisions. Division 1 includes the communities of Flatbush, Chisholm, Hondo and Smith. Division 2 includes the communities of Mitsue, Marten Beach, Canyon Creek, Widewater and the land adjacent to the Town of Slave Lake.

To be nominated as a candidate in an electoral division, the person must be a resident of the division for six consecutive months prior to nomination day. The term of office is for four years. There is no limit on the number of times a Councillor can be re-elected.

Planning to vote? Please remember that one piece of Canadian government-issued ID will be required. Accepted forms of ID can be federal, provincial or local (or an agency thereof), that contains your name, photo and current address.

Official List of Candidates


Kerik, Murray
Skrynyk, Mike

Councillor - Division 1

Esau, Robert
Fulmore, Darren
Horton, Garry
Melzer, Sandra
Peiffer, Becky

Councillor - Division 2

Commins, Jeff
Measor, Charlotte
Mughal, Munir Ahmad
Pearson, Brad
Rosche, Brian

Notice of Election Day and Advance Vote

Notice is hereby given that voting will take place this October for the following offices:

1 Reeve At Large

3 Councillors - Division 1

3 Councillors - Division 2

Votes can be cast on October 16 between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. Advance voting will take place October 10 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Voting Stations will be located at:

  • Flatbush MD Office
  • Smith Community Complex
  • Slave Lake MD Administration Building
  • Widewater Complex

Information Guide for Candidates

Learn about what's involved in becoming a Councillor for the MD of Lesser Slave River by downloading the Information Guide for Candidates. Please also review: appendices 1, 2 and 3 below containing required forms, bylaws and policies.


Other Resources for Candidates

  • View and Download Alberta Municipal Affairs - A Guide for Candidates

      Appendix I: Forms

      # Description Hits Download
      Form 2: Notice of Nomination Day Signed 159 Download
      Form 3: Nomination Paper & Candidate Acceptance 149 Download
      Form 4A: Notice of Election & Requirements for Voter ID 21 Download
      Form 7A: Candidate or Official Agent Proof of Identification 95 Download
      Form 8: Voting Registrar 114 Download
      Form 10: Statement of Scrutineer or Official Agent 92 Download
      Form 21: Campaign Disclosure & Financial Statement 119 Download
      Election Signs 139 Download

      Appendix II: Policies

      # Description Hits Download
      Policy A6: Council Honorarium 136 Download
      Policy A9: Council Appointed Board Member Honoraria 120 Download
      Policy K13: Nepotism 138 Download
      Policy K20 Appendix A 97 Download
      Policy K20: Subsistence & Travel Expenses 115 Download

      Appendix III: Bylaws

      # Description Hits Download
      Bylaw 97-7: Electoral Boundaries 112 Download
      Bylaw 2001-14: Organizational & Procedural 102 Download
      Bylaw 2017-05: Amend Organizational & Procedural 94 Download
      Bylaw 2007-04: Modified Voting Stations 158 Download
      Bylaw 2017-04: Pecuniary Interest 108 Download
      Bylaw 2017-04 Schedule A 117 Download
      Bylaw 2017-04 Schedule B 93 Download

      Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

      On July 6, 2011, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Lesser Slave River region to offer encouragement to residents and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires that hit the region in May. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
      Legendary Lesser Slave River



MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

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