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By-Election 2022

UPDATE: The Town of Hanna officially announces that Mr. Vernon Thuroo has been elected by acclamation. An election will not be required in Sept as tentatively scheduled.

Nominating or Becoming a Candidate

Nomination papers:

  • will be accepted from July 13, 2022, to 12:00 noon on August 29, 2022
  • are to be filed with the Returning Officer at the Town Office 302 2 Avenue West

To be eligible to be nominated, all potential candidates must be:

  • eligible to vote (18 years of age and a Canadian Citizen) and
  • reside in Hanna Alberta for 6 consecutive months before  nomination day and
  • reside in Hanna on election day.

Note:  According to Section 32 of the Local Authorities Election Act, a candidate may withdraw their nomination by filing a written notice with the Returning Officer prior to 12:00 noon August 30, 2022.  If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the returning officer cannot accept a withdrawal. 

Information Package (By-Election 2022)

Information for those interested in the office of Councillor in the 2022 By-Election.

Notice of Nomination Day

Notice is given that Nomination Day is Aug 29, 2022 for the office of one Councillors.

Candidates

Nomination papers for candidates for the 2022 Municipal By-Election will be available for review at the Town Office.  The names of the candidates are posted below.  Candidate photo, bio, or platform will be published if submitted.

Candidates for Council

Candidate One

Candidate Two

Candidate Three

How to Vote

Advance Vote

Thurs. Sept 15  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tues.  Sept 20  Noon to 3:00 pm
Town Council Chambers 302 2 Avenue West

 

Election Day

Mon Sept 26 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Community Centre 503 5 Avenue West

 

Elector Assistance

Election officers will attend the place of residence of an elector who, because of physical incapacity, is unable to attend a voting station. Please register to arrange for this service by contacting the Town Office before 9:30 am on election day. (Sept 26)  You can expect an election officer between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Unofficial Results

Election Day results will be updated after 8:00 pm on September 26, 2022 as the vote count is completed at each voting station. The results are not official until Noon on September 27, 2022 to allow for recounts if required.

All polling stations reporting for Councillors.

Council Candidates (1 seat)

Candidate One
Candidate Two

# of Votes

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% of the Vote

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FAQ’s

What are we voting for?

If you are a resident of the Town of Hanna, you are voting for  1 Councillor. The group of 7 elected officials are the governing body of the municipality until the next municipal election held in 2025.

When will we know who is running for office in Hanna?

Nominations close at 12:00 noon on Aug 29, 2022. 

What if one person runs for one seat?

At the close of nominations, the Returning Officer will declare the nominated person to be elected and an election will not be held.

Who can vote?

  • You are 18 years of age or older;
  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You have resided in Alberta for 6 consecutive months prior to election day.
  • Your residence is Hanna on election day.  A person may have only one place of residence and it is the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return.

Who can vote in the Advance Vote?

Anyone eligible to vote on election day can choose to vote in the Advance Vote. 

Do I need identification to vote?

Every elector who attends the voting station will be permitted to vote if they make a statement that they are eligible to vote in the presence of an officer in the prescribed form. They must produce the following identification:

  • photo ID stating your name and current address that is issued by the government (federal, provincial or local). An example is a driver’s license or provincial id card.
  • The list of acceptable pieces of ID can be found on the Government of Alberta website Voter Identification Requirements.