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Box 113, 210-2nd Ave South, Marwayne, Alberta  T0B 2X0

Election 2017
 
Vote at: the Village Office at 210-South 2nd Avenue on October 16, 2017 between 10am - 8pm.
Photo identification is required to vote.
 
Who is eligible vote?  You must be:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen
  • resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day
  • Village of Marwayne must be your place of residence
  • 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 government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, 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 that Act that establishes the elector's name and current address.
 
 Check out Municipal Affairs website if you have further questions regarding the election.
 


 
Nomination Day: September 18, 2017
 
Election Day:  Monday, October 16, 2017 from 10am to 8pm.
 
Consider Running For Council
Would you consider a leadership role in Marwayne?
If you want to make the lives of others better, if you have compassion & true passion for Marwayne,
consider running for Council

TIME COMMITMENT:

A 4 year term.

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

·      serve on municipal boards as council representatives,

·      attend conferences and seminars for training and discussion,

·      attend social events promoting the Village,

·      spend time reading material, talking with residents, coordinating with the CAO, and preparing for meetings in order to make informed decisions.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Members of council are given the power to significantly influence the future of their community. This power depends on the individual’s 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.

Alberta Municipal Affairs recommends that prospective nominees familiarize themselves with council agendas and meeting minutes (all available on our website) and talk to current members of council and the community at large.

 ELIGIBILITY:

You must be:

·       At least 18 years of age

·       A Canadian citizen

·       Must have been a resident of the Village for six consecutive months preceding nomination day

 You are not eligible if:

·       You are a Village employee

·       Your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears, or

·       You are in default, for more than 90 days, for any other debt in excess of $500 to the Village.

 

New Required Training for Council

If you are elected to Council, you must attend mandatory council training.  Book your calender and your time off from work for November 27 & 28, 9am – 4pm, in Vermilion.

The course is divided into five modules as follows:

·       Apply the Basics of Municipal Governance and Legislation in Alberta 

·       The Elected Official’s Role in Municipal Leadership

·       Navigate the World of Municipal Finance

·       Explore the Role of Municipal Planning and Development

·       Ensure Effective Collaboration

 
 
 
IMPORTANT SKILL SETS

(Governance Best Practices)

·       A Willingness to Lead: Listen, Learn, Decide

·       Integrity: focus on the issues and results – don’t get down in the mud

·       See the Big Picture and Stay on Track

·       Stay Close to and Engage the People Being Served (Community of Marwayne)

·       Respect for Role Differences

·       Understand the Partnership with Administration

·       Understand the Value of Priorities

·       Commit to Openness and Transparency

·       Respect for Limitations of Power: i.e. Council’s power comes only from motions it passes; individual councillors do not have individual power

·       Clarity of Accountability

·       Willingness to Share Responsibility

  • Commitment to Sharing Ideas and Authority

 

RESOURCES:

1.     Check out Alberta Municipal Affairs "Running for Municipal Office in Alberta: A Guide for Prospective Candidates” at http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/documents/Running%20for%20Municipal%20Office%20in%20Alberta%20-%20A%20Candidate%27s%20Guide.pdf

2.    Or this website:http://albertaleaders.ca/index.aspx

3.   Continue browsing through the Village website.

 
Supports for Female Candidates for 2017 Municipal Election
 
 
 The Government of Alberta recently launched a Ready for Her Campaign, to reduce barriers and increase the number of women running in the election.