Municipal By-election

By-election resources for candidates and voters.

The MD of Lesser Slave River will be holding a Municipal By-Election for Division 2 Councillor on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the MD Administration Building in Slave Lake. Nomination Day is on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Division 2 includes the communities of Mitsue, Poplar Lane, Marten Beach, Canyon Creek, Widewater, Assineau. (Townships 68 to 72 – all of Ranges 4 to 7 inclusive; Townships 73 to 76 – all of Ranges 4 to 8 inclusive; and Townships 77 and 78 – all of Ranges 4 to 6 inclusive; all of the above lands lying west of the fifth Meridian, excepting lands comprising the Town of Slave Lake, Sawridge Indian Reserve and the Assineau River Indian Reserve).

If you’ve got the time, energy and experience needed to fill the role of Councillor, Division 2, please give some thought to running as a candidate. 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 the remainder of the Council term. There is no limit on the number of times a Councillor can be re-elected.

Information for Voters

Residents of the MD can cast their By-Election votes on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the MD Administration Building in Slave Lake. The Voting Station will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Remember to bring your ID to vote. You’ll need one piece of Canadian government-issued ID with your name, photo, and current address.

For those unable to make it on voting day, advance voting is available on Thursday, January 30, 2020 between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the MD Administration Building in Slave Lake.

Resources for Candidates

Thinking of taking part in the Municipal By-Election? Nomination Day is Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Applications will be accepted at the MD Administration Building in Slave Lake from 10:00am until noon.

The 2020 Information Guide for Candidates in this section contains procedures, remuneration and everything you need to know about being an elected official. Use the links below to view and download these resources.

By-election 2020 Candidate Information Package

Appendices and Supporting Documents

The following appendices are referenced throughout the By-election Information Guide. They're required reading for any candidate running in the 2020 by-election. Click on the buttons below to download each appendix grouping by category, or click on each link to download a specific policy or bylaw.

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.
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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.

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