This year, an election may be held for the position of Councillor in the Summer Village of Silver Beach. There are 3 positions of Councillor, for a four year term.
Notice of Nomination Day
Nomination Day will be held on June 19th 10am to 2pm at the Summer Village of Sundance Beach Community Hall. The returning officer is Shawna Dennis.
If more than three nominations are received, an election will be held July 17th at the Mulhurst Legion from 10am to 7pm.
Eligibility to be a candidate in Summer Villages: In order to qualify for nomination as a councillor, the person must (LAEA Sec 21):
- Be eligible to vote in the election (LAEA Sec 47)
- Is at least 18 years old
- Is a Canadian citizen
- Is named on a certificate of title as the person who owns property within the summer village OR is the spouse or adult interdependent partner of a person on certificate of title within the summer village
- A person is not required to be a resident of the summer village but must be entitled to vote in the election and have been a resident of Alberta for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding election day. (LAEA Sec 12)
- Is not otherwise ineligible
On the Municipal Affairs website, there are a number of documents regarding elections. Of particular interest may be the voter identification requirements. If you are interested in running for Councillor, they have created a document "Running for Municipal Office in Alberta"
The Association of Summer Villages of Alberta (ASVA) also has a web page for potential candidates.
ASVA President Mike Pashak has produced a video describing the unique elections of Summer Villages.