A Message About Who Can Vote
In talking to people this past week, it has come to light that there is a bit of confusion over who can vote.
First of all, every property owner in the Municipality is entitled to vote for the Reeve regardless of which Division they live in. So, even if you live in Division 2, 4 or 6, we still need you to come out and vote for the Reeve position that Gerry Ritz is seeking. It is so important that everyone take the time to come out and vote. We realize that many voters have a distance to travel and we appreciate your effort. Change cannot happen without involvement.
Those that live in Division 1, 3 or 5 will have two ballots to cast… one for Reeve, and one for the Councillor in their Division. Robert Ballantyne is running in Division 1, Ken Hergott in Division 3 and Dave Krywchuk in Division 5.
General eligibility to vote in a rural municipality (according to the Local Government Election Act, 2015) is that you are a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age and any of the following:
- Have lived in the RM (or land now in the RM) for at least three consecutive months preceding the election day.
- Be the registered owner of property in the RM (or land now in the RM). If you own land/property in more than one Division, you vote for the candidate in the Division where the assessment is highest.
- Be the assessed person with respect to the property situated in the RM (or property now in the RM).
- Be the occupant of a trailer/mobile home in the RM (or land now in the RM) that is object of a permit required.
- Be the spouse of an eligible voter.
- Be the chief executive officer of a duly incorporated cooperative, corporation or religious association that is assessed on the last revised assessment roll with respect to property that is not exempt from taxation.
- Photo Identification is required for proof of your identity. If it does not contain your land location, you will need to also bring your Tax Assessment or your power bill (current within 6 months) to show land location in the RM. Canadian passport alone is not acceptable as it does not show address, although it can be paired with another document that shows address. If you do not have any photo identification, two other pieces of information, as long as both contain your name and at least one contains your address, will be accepted.
- Vouching will be allowed if you are accompanied by an eligible voter. An eligible voter can only vouch for one person unless they are all immediate family members living at the same address. Forms at polling stations.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADVANCE POLL TIMES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED to 4 pm
**On Election Day, November 9th you have the option of voting for Reeve at Moosehead Hall
Turtleford Community Centre will have Polls for Reeve, Division 1, 3 and 5
Election Day: Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
(9 am – 8 pm)
Reeve, Division 1,3 & 5 Polls at Turtleford Community Centre
Reeve Poll at Moosehead Hall
Advance Polls: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
(10 am – 4 pm)
Turtleford Community Centre
Gerry Ritz for Reeve
Robert Ballantyne for Division 1
Ken Hergott for Division 3
Dave Krywchuk for Division 5