Election 2017

Normination Date : September 18 2017 - Nomination Forms available at the Village office - # 22 Centre Street Dewberry Alberta
Election Date: Monday October 16 2017

Consider running for council???

Time Commitment:

A 4 year term.

Council usually meetings twice a month, but there are other time demands outside the
council chamber walls. While servicing a term, councillors are required to:

  1. Serve on municipal boards as council representatives
  2. Attend conferences and seminars for training and discussion
  3. Attend social events promoting the Village
  4. Spend time reading material, conversing with residents, coordinating with the CAO and  preparing for meetings.

What will you do???
Members of council are given the power to significantly influence the future of their community. This
power depends on the individuals ability to persuade other members of council to adopt particular
views and to shape and establish policy for the municipality, with all decisions made at public meetings.

New Required Training for Council
If you are elected to Council, you must attend mandatory council training.
The two day Munis 101: The Essentials of Municpal Governance course is part of the modernized Elected
Officials Education Program.
Book your calender for November 27 & 28 2017
Course to held at the Vermilion Regional Centre
Time - 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Course is divided into five modules as follows:


You must be:
You are not eligible if:

Who is eligible to Vote?? You must be
  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. A Canadian Citizen
  3. Resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day
  4. Village of Dewberry must be your place of residence
  5. Provide the required proof of eligibility as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act
Section 53 reads"Every person who attends at a voting station for the purpose of voting must be permitted to vote. If the person makes a statement in the presence of an officer at the voting station,
that person is eligible to vote as an elector and produces for inspection the following proof of the person's identity and current residence:(A) one piece of identification issued by a Canadian Goverment, whether
federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that goverment, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current address, or (B) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief
Electoral Officer under the Election Act for the purposes of Section 95 (1)(a)(ii) of the Act that establishes the elector's name and current address.

  1. Check out Alberta Municipal Affairs " Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Guide to Prospective Candidates at :

Now that you've been elected - a handbook for elected officials