Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021. Find out what it takes to vote, including who can vote and the identification you’ll need to bring.  

Important Dates 

Advance voting is when you cast your ballot before Election Day. The County of Grande Prairie will be offering two advance voting dates:

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Election Day 

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021

Polling stations will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  

Polling station information can be found below.

 Voter Eligibility  
 You are eligible to vote in the election if: 
  • You are at least 18 years old; 

  • You are a Canadian Citizen; 

  • You reside in Alberta and are a resident of the County of Grande Prairie and the division on election day; 

  • You have acceptable voter identification; 

  • You have not voted in this election before; and 

  • You sign a declaration that you meet these requirements.  

 Voter Identification Requirements 
Proof of identity and current residence is now required to be able to vote in municipal elections. Any of the following documents that has your name and address on it will be accepted as valid proof: 
  • Photo identification issued by a Canada government or agency, whether federal, provincial or local; 

  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque; 

  • Government cheque or cheque stub; 

  • Income/property tax assessment notice; 

  • Insurance policy or coverage card; 

  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee; 

  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation; 

  • Residential lease or mortgage statement; 

  • Statement of government benefits (E.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit); 

  • Utility bill (E.g. telephone, television, electricity, gas or water); or

  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.   

A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address will also be accepted as valid proof. The letter can be signed prior to the vote by any of the following: 

  • authorized representative of a commercial property management company;
  • authorized representative of a correctional institution;
  • authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve;
  • authorized representative of a post-secondary institution;
  • authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or
  • authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.

If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction. The address does not have to be in the voting division.  

Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act will now allow provisions for vouching. A voter who has shown valid identification may vouch for a voter who does not have identification if:

  • The person vouching signs a statement/form that they know the person and that the person resides at the address indicated on the statement; 
  • Both voters meet the eligibility requirements to vote; and
  • The elector has not already vouched for another person.

A voter who has relied on vouching to validate their identity and address cannot vouch for someone else.

Special Ballots

Applications for Special Ballots, commonly referred to as mail-in ballots, officially open August 1, 2021. The County will start accepting applications on August 2 following the holiday and will continue to accept Special Ballot applications until 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day, October 15, 2021.   

In accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act, Special Ballots are available only to those who are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day for one of the following reasons: 

  • Due to a physical disability; 

  • If the voter will be absent from the local jurisdiction; or 

  • If the voter is an Election Officer.  

Eligible voters will find the Special Ballot fillable application below, or can request one from the Returning Officer by email or phoning 780-532-9722.  

Special Ballots will be mailed to voters, or available for pickup, following the close of nominations on Monday, September 20, and must be returned to the office of the Returning Officer no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, October 18.  

Advanced Voting

Eligible voters can cast their vote prior to Election Day during the Advance Vote. Advanced Polls will take place on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Evergreen Park (All Divisions) 

  • Sexsmith Civic Centre (All Divisions) 

  • Hythe Legion (All Divisions) 

Please note, that should any divisions have only one candidate and be acclaimed, there will be no vote for a municipal Councillor at the above noted locations. However, these polling stations will still be available to vote in the provincial referendum and senate elections. 

Where do I Vote? 

Eligible voters can cast their vote at a voting station of their choice during the Advance Vote or within their division on Election Day. The following polling stations will be used for Election Day on Monday, October 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.: 

Division 1 

Division 1 has been acclaimed. Eligible voters from Division 1 may still attend the voting stations below to vote in the Senate Election and Provincial Referendum vote and to vote for school board trustees.

  • Bezanson Memorial Hall9901 - 100 Avenue, Bezanson
  • Evergreen Park, 55051 Township Road 710, County of Grande Prairie
Division 2
  • Grande Prairie Alliance Church15502 102 Street, Clairmont
  • Sexsmith Civic Centre9917 99 Avenue, Sexsmith
Division 3

Division 3 has been acclaimed. Eligible voters from Division 3 may still attend the voting stations below to vote in the Senate Election and Provincial Referendum vote and to vote for school board trustees.

  • Evergreen Park55051 Township Road 710, County of Grande Prairie
Division 4
  • Evergreen Park55051 Township Road 710, County of Grande Prairie
  • Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum9301 - 112 Avenue, Wembley
Division 5
  • Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum9301 - 112 Avenue, Wembley
  • Beaverlodge & District Senior Citizen’s Association301 - 10th Street, Beaverlodge
Division 6

Division 6 has been acclaimed. Eligible voters from Division 6 may still attend the voting stations below to vote in the Senate Election and Provincial Referendum vote and to vote for school board trustees.

  • Beaverlodge & District Senior Citizen’s Association301 - 10th Street, Beaverlodge
  • Hinton Trail Community Hall702002 Highway 722, County of Grande Prairie
Division 7

Division 7 has been acclaimed. Eligible voters from Division 7 may still attend the voting stations below to vote in the Senate Election and Provincial Referendum vote and to vote for school board trustees.

  • Hythe Legion9818 100 Avenue, Hythe
  • Demmitt Hall744041 Rage Road 132, County of Grande Prairie
Division 8
  • La Glace Arena9802 100 Street (Highway 724), La Glace
  • Hythe Legion9818 100 Avenue, Hythe
  • Sexsmith Civic Centre9917 99 Avenue, Sexsmith
Division 9
  • Sexsmith Civic Centre9917 99 Avenue, Sexsmith
  • Teepee Creek Hall33071A Highway 674

 

The following polling stations will be used for the Advanced Polls on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.: 

  • Evergreen Park (All Divisions) 

  • Sexsmith Civic Centre (All Divisions) 

  • Hythe Legion (All Divisions) 

View our electoral division map to find which Division you are located.

Please note, that should any divisions have only one candidate and be acclaimed, there will be no vote for a municipal Councillor at the above noted locations. However, these polling stations will still be available to vote in the provincial referendum and senate elections.  

Voting for Residents of Lakeview Lodge, Clairmont

On Election Day, October 18, 2021 election staff will be on site for residents of the Lakeview Lodge in Clairmont to vote for their divisional councillor, as well as school board trustees and in the senate and referendum vote. 

The institutional vote will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 Who’s Running? 
The following is the official list of candidates who have filed nomination papers and who will be running for office in the 2021 Municipal Election.

Division 1 - Acclaimed

FRAYN, AMANDA 
Email 780-518-3197

Division 2

BALDERSTON, KURT 
Email 780-814-8404

Darcy Karbashewski

KARBASHEWSKI, DARCY 
Email 780-876-1974

RYCROFT, TALBOT 
Email 780-933-3666

THARP, THOMAS 
Email 780-910-4443

Division 3 - Acclaimed

BEAUPRE, LEANNE (Incumbent)
Email 780-814-3121

Division 4

Maurissa Hietland

HIETLAND, MAURISSA  
Email 780-897-5636

MAPLE, CALVIN 
Email 780-512-8822

ZIMMERMAN, STEVE  
Email 780-831-0864

Division 5

GINGLES, KEVIN 
Email 780-933-0905

HILL, ROBERT
Email 780-814-4843

MARSHALL, BOB (Incumbent)
Email 780-933-2053

Division 6 - Acclaimed

Peter Harris

HARRIS, PETER (Incumbent)
Email 780-933-3074

Division 7 - Acclaimed

PETERSON, BRIAN 
Email 780-228-0034

Division 8

ROSVOLD, KAREN (Incumbent) 
Email 780-831-0902

VAN EERDEN, CHERYL
Email 780-402-5546

Division 9

 Pam Badger

BADGER, PAM M.  
Email 780-882-1497

BADRY, DWAYNE
780-568-4224

Robert Chrenek 

CHRENEK, ROBERT 
Email 780-897-3577

Sheryle Runhart

RUNHART, SHERYLE 
Email 780-296-1695

 

Candidate Information Forum
More information to come.
Senate and Referendum Vote

The Senate Election and Referendum vote will take place in conjunction with the 2021 Municipal ElectionEligible voters will receive ballots for the Senate Election and Referendum questions when they attend a polling station to vote for their municipal councillor 

If no election is being held for the position of municipal councillor, eligible voters will still be able to vote in the Senate Election and Referendum vote.  

For more information on the eligibility requirements and polling station locations visit Voter Information.

Eligible voters will be able to vote to select 3 Senate nominees who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, to fill a vacancy or vacancies relating to Alberta.  

In addition to voting for Senate nominees, Albertans will be asked to vote on two provincial topics: 

  • Should Section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 - Parliament and the government of Canada's commitment to the principle of making equalization payments - be removed from the constitution?; and 

  • Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year? 

For more information visit Elections Alberta – Senate / Referendum 

School Board Elections

Albertans vote for their school board trustees as part of the municipal general elections. Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021. There are two school boards that will be conducting their election in conjunction with the County of Grande Prairie. 

Eligible voters will be able to vote for school trustees at the same polling station where they vote for their municipal councillor. 

For more information on School Board Elections visit the respective school board sites below: