Returning Officer Lindsey Nash says nomination day is Tuesday, September 8th from 10am until noon. Nomination packages can be picked up from the town office during normal office hours or by visiting the website CrossfieldAlberta.com.
A by-election to fill two vacant seats on Crossfield town council has been called for October 19th.
Council approved the date for the by-election at this week's meeting.
The by-election follows the resignation of two councillors on June 22nd. Former Deputy Mayor Liz Grace along with former councillor Beth Gabriel tendered their resignations at a special meeting and those resignations were regretfully accepted by the remainder of council.
The resignations leave Crossfield with just 3 instead of the usual total of 5 representatives - Mayor Jo Tennant along with councillors Devon Helfrich and Glenn Price.
Returning Officer Lindsey Nash explains when the nomination day is for candidates who are interested in running for Crossfield town council.
Under the Local Authorities Election Act, a person may be nominated as a candidate in any election if on nomination day the person is eligible to vote in that election, has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day and is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.
For more information visit the website CrossfieldAlberta.com.
8 July 2020 (Crossfield, Alta.) – A by-election to fill two vacant seats on Crossfield Town council has been called for Oct. 19, 2020. Council approved the date for the by-election at its July 7 regular meeting.
The by-election follows the resignation of two councillors June 22. Former Deputy Mayor Liz Grace and former Councillor Beth Gabriel tendered their resignations at a special meeting, which were regretfully accepted by the remainder of council.
Anyone interested in running in the by-election may pick up a paper copy of the nomination package from the Town Office (1005 Ross Street) during normal office hours or visit www.crossfieldalberta.com for the Candidate Nomination Package containing the required forms.
Under Section 21 of the Local Authorities Election Act, a person may be nominated as a candidate in any election if on nomination day the person:
(a) is eligible to vote in that election,
(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
(c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.
Nomination day is Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Candidates are required to file their nomination papers between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Town office – 1005 Ross Street.
The Town of Crossfield does not require a cash deposit with Nomination Papers.
After 12: p.m. on nomination day, a person eligible to vote in the election may request to examine filed nominations during regular business hours and in the presence of the returning or substitute returning officer.
Any questions can be directed to the Returning Officer Lindsey Nash or the Substitute Returning Officer Merel Jarvis at (403) 946-5565.