Candidate Registry

2017 Municipal Election Candidate Registry

In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, Lac Ste. Anne County will be maintaining a registry of individuals that intend to be candidates in future elections on or after January 1, 2014. If someone intends to run in Lac Ste. Anne County elections, and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Act, before accepting campaign contributions.

The following are list of individuals who have submitted their form intending to be candidates in the municipal election.

  Candidate Name Division
  Lloyd Giebelhaus 7
  Ross Bohnet 6
  Wayne Borle 3
  Daryl Friesen 4
  Michael Hindes 4
  George Vaughan 3
  Lorne Olsvik 1
  Steve Hoyda 4
  Leo Blais 5
  Brad Javorsky 2
  Robert (Bob) Clark 2
  Melville Fundytus 2
  Larry Daniel 7
  Joe Blakeman 5
  Nick Gelych 2
  Terry Nelson 6
  Amy Thiessen-Roy 5
  Bruce Bridgewater 7
  Amy Lee Pas 7

Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate

Prior to accepting or using funds or donations for the purpose of campaigning, Candidates are required to register an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office with Lac Ste. Anne County. Once the Notice of Intent has been filed, candidates must report any information changes to the County in writing within 48 hours of the changes.

For more information about running for municipal office in Alberta, please download the County's Information Guide for Candidates or visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office

Candidate List

Official List of 2017 Municipal Election Candidates

The chart below indicates the official list of candidates registered to run in Lac Ste. Anne County's municipal election.

 DIVISION 1
  First Name Last Name
  Lorne Olsvik (ACCLAIMED)
DIVISION 2
  First Name Last Name
  R.O. (Bob) Clark
  Mel Fundytus
  Nick Gelych
  Bill Hegy
  Brad Javorsky
 DIVISION 3
  First Name  Last Name 
  Wayne Borle
  George Vaughan
 DIVISION 4
  First Name Last Name
  Daryl Friesen
  Michael Hindes
  Steve Hoyda
 DIVISION 5
  First Name Last Name
  Leo Blais
  Joe Blakeman
  Penny Leshenko
  Amy Thiessen-Roy
DIVISION 6
  First Name  Last Name 
   Ross  Bohnet
  Terry Nelson
DIVISION 7
  First Name Last Name
  Bruce Bridgewater
  Larry Daniel
  Lloyd Giebelhaus
  Amy Pas

Notice of Nomination Day


Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate

Prior to accepting or using funds or donations for the purpose of campaigning, Candidates are required to register an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office with Lac Ste. Anne County. Once the Notice of Intent has been filed, candidates must report any information changes to the County in writing within 48 hours of the changes.

For more information about running for municipal office in Alberta, please download the County's Information Guide for Candidates or visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to Become a Candidate for Municipal Office

Information for Voters

Election day: Monday, October 16, 2017 - Please Come out and Vote!

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the voting station in your division. For your convenience we have two voting stations in each division where a vote will be held. Please be sure to check back after nomination day and view the list of Candidates running in your division. If by chance, a division has a Councillor that is acclaimed, this information will be posted at that time.


Advance Vote

If you cannot make it to vote on Monday, October 16, 2017, please take advantage of one of the following advance vote locations:

Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Sangudo Golden Club from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Gunn Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Voting Locations on Election Day

  Name of Hall Division # Address
  Onoway Legion Division #2 4808 - 50 Street
  Stettin-Nakamun Hall Division #2 1518 Twp. Rd. 562
  Rich Valley Community Hall Division #3 56213 RR. 33
  Gunn Hall Division #3 110-55022 Ste. Anne Trail
  Cherhill Legion Division #4 Lot #401 - 56102 RR. 53
  Darwell Hall Division #4 4525 Hwy. 633
  Alberta Beach Hall Division #5 4811 - 46A Avenue
  Darwell Hall Division #5 4525 Hwy. 633
  Gunn Hall Division #5 110-55022 Ste. Anne Trail
  Mayerthorpe Legion Division #6 5111 - 45 Avenue
  Deer Lodge Hall Division #6 5410 Twp. Rd. 562
  Peavine-Lake Romeo Hall Division #7 6517 Twp. Rd. 590
  Sangudo Golden Club Division #7 4927 - 50 Avenue

Electoral Division Boundary Changes

For more than ten years, Lac Ste. Anne County Councils have wrestled with the growing inequity of the current divisional boundaries due to population growth. Using the 2016 Federal Census Data to better reflect the current population, County Council has approved new boundaries that will take effect for the municipal election being held in October this year. Individual maps of the new County electoral division boundaries are available for download below in PSF format.

Division Maps

# Description Hits Download
Electoral Division Map: Division 1 285 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 2 248 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 3 225 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 4 219 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 5 242 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 6 227 Download Preview
Electoral Division Map: Division 7 201 Download Preview


Voting Identification Requirements

Proof of identity and proof of current residence is required to vote in municipal elections. Lac Ste. Anne County accepts forms of identification as listed in the Government of Alberta Voter Identification Requirements. Pieces of identification must include your name and address. For more information on the types of identification that are accepted prior to voting, download the Voter Identification Requirements PDF below.

Voter Identification Requirements


Special Ballots

Lac Ste. Anne County council resolved to receive special ballots for the 2017 Municipal Election and further that the application for the special ballots be only received in writing or in person on the prescribed application form (Resolution #518-17).

What is a Special Ballot?

A special ballot is a ballot is a way for an elector who is unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because of a physical incapacity, absence from the local jurisdiction or being a returning officer, deputy returning officer, constable, candidate, official agent or scrutineer located at a voting station other than the one designated for their place of residence, may apply to vote by special ballot.

Who is eligible to receive a Special Ballot?

Section 77.1 (1) of the Local Authorities Election Act, states that an elector who is unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because of:
a) Physical incapacity.
b) Absence from the local jurisdiction, or
c) Being a returning officer, deputy returning officer, constable, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on election day at a voting station other than that for the elector’s place of residence
may apply to vote by special ballot.

How do I receive a Special Ballot?

Section 77.1 (2) of the Local Authorities Election Act, authorizes an elected authority, by resolution passed prior to nomination day, to provide for special ballots. Lac Ste. Anne County Council resolved to authorize to receive special ballots for the 2017 Municipal Election by method of in writing or in person on the prescribed form. Please download the Special Ballot form and submit to Tracy Mindus, Returning Officer or visit the Lac Ste. Anne County office located at 56521 Range Road 65.

The ONLY way to receive a special ballot will be for the reasons set out above.

Election 2017

Official Election Results

General Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the third Monday in October. The last municipal election was on Monday October 16, 2017. The count from advance polls and the October 16 election day results are posted below by division.

Official Election Tally

Lorne Olsvik is Councillor for Division 1 by acclamation.

   VOTING STATION CLARK FUNDYTUS  GELYCH HEGY JAVORSKY
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  0  1  2  0 1
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  0  0  5 1 2
   Onoway Legion  74 21 161  10 69
   Stettin-Nakamun Hall  7  11 43  14  42
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 81 33 211 25 114

 

   VOTING STATION BORLE VAUGHAN
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  4  3
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  7  13
   Rich Valley Community Hall  141  124
   Gunn Hall 44  105
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 196 245

   VOTING STATION FRIESEN HINDES HOYDA
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  5 2  23
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  0  0  6
   Cherhill Legion  106 17  116
   Darwell Hall  54 19  130
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 165 38 275

   VOTING STATION BLAIS BLAKEMAN LESHENKO THIESSEN-ROY
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  0  5  0  0
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  7  18 1  0
   Alberta Beach Agriplex  60 182  53 3
   Darwell Hall  42  41  16  0
   Gunn Hall 4 6 2  0
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 113 252 72 3

   VOTING STATION BOHNET NELSON
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  7  0
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  0  0
   Mayerthorpe Legion 216 159
   Deer Lodge Hall  26 33
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 249 192

   VOTING STATION BRIDGEWATER DANIEL GIEBELHAUS PAS
   Advanced Poll - Oct 6 & Special Ballots  0  8  36  5
   Advanced Poll - Oct 11  0  0  0  2
   Sangudo Golden Club 17 41  249  57
   Peavine-Lake Romeo Hall  0 4  53  24
 
OFFICIAL TOTAL 17 53 338 88

 

Information for Candidates

Nomination Day: Monday, September 18, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lac Ste. Anne County Administration Office located at 56521 range road 65.

County Information for Candidates

Learn about what's involved in becoming a Lac Ste. Anne County Councillor by reviewing the PDF documents below. Additionally, prospective candidates candidates are encouraged to download the Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act from the Alberta Queen's Printer website.

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta - Municipal Affairs

Signage Regulations (Sec.14-LUB)

Information Guide for Candidates

Procedures (and Committee) Bylaw

Council Code of Conduct


Nomination Day

Candidates must have their nomination papers filed with the returning officer, Tracy Mindus, on nomination day, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

The returning officer may refuse nomination papers ONLY if:

  • The papers are not signed by at least the minimum number of electors required; or
  • The papers are not accompanied by the required deposit

The required number of electors to sign the nomination papers in Lac Ste. Anne County is five (5). However, it is recommended that you receive more to ensure if someone challenges the validity of a name then you ensure you still have the required number of signatures, if it is declared invalid.

On nomination day your nomination papers must accompany a deposit in the amount of $50.00 and shall be accepted by cash, certified cheque or money order. The candidate will receive the money back if:

  • The candidate is declared elected;
  • The candidate obtains at least half the number of votes than the candidate elected to office with the least number of votes;
  • The candidate withdraws within 24 hours of filing the nomination papers; or
  • If the candidate does not meet the qualifications above, the deposit shall be paid into the general revenue of the municipality

Withdrawal of Nomination

A candidate may withdraw their nomination within 24 hours of the end of nomination day, up to 12 noon on the day after nomination day. A candidate must withdraw in person and in writing to the returning officer.

If, after one or more candidates have withdrawn, the number of remaining candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies available, the returning officer shall refuse to accept any further withdrawals.

If, at the close of nominations, the number of nominations received equal the number required to be elected, the returning officer shall not accept withdrawals.


Election by Acclamation

At the close of nominations, the number of nominations received by the returning officer is equal to the number of persons required to be elected, the returning officer shall declare the persons nominated to be elected to the office that they filed nomination papers.


Candidate Self-Funded Election Campaign

Any money up to and including $10,000, paid by a candidate, out of the candidates own funds, are not considered a campaign contribution. If the candidate’s entire campaign is self-funded, the candidate is not required to register a notice of intent to run with the municipality, open and deposit funds into a campaign account, or file a disclosure statement with the municipality.


Municipal Candidate Registry and Filing of Notice of Intent to Become a Municipal Candidate Form

In accordance with the changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, Lac Ste. Anne County will be maintaining a registry of individuals that intend to be candidates in future elections on or after January 1, 2014. If someone intends to run in Lac Ste. Anne County elections, and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Act, before accepting any campaign contributions. Please note: You do not have to intend to receive donations to register this form and if you have checked the box that says you are self-funded and that changes, please be sure to inform the returning officer, in writing, within 48 hours of the change occurring.


What is Campaign Disclosure?

Every candidate who has accepted contributions from any person, corporation, trade union, or employee organization or has funded their campaign in a combination of contributions and funds provided for by the candidate is required to file a disclosure statement with the municipality on or before March 1 immediately following the general election. Candidates are strongly urged to read and understand Part 5.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act. This part of the Act pertains to Municipal Election Finance and Contribution Disclosure.

Campaign Disclosure Form 21

In Focus: Candidate Information Guide

In Focus Candidate Resources

The next municipal election is on Monday October 16, 2017. Learn about what's involved in becoming a Lac Ste. Anne County Councillor by reviewing the Information Guide for Candidates.

This information guide for interested candidates was prepared by the Lac Ste. Anne County Returning Officer to assist you in your efforts to be elected as a Lac Ste. Anne County Councillor. Much of this...

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Election 2017 Resources

  • Candidate Registry

    If someone intends to run in Lac Ste. Anne County elections, and intends to begin raising funds and receive donations for that purpose, they must be registered with the Municipality under Section 147.21 of the Act.

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  • Information for Voters

    On Monday, October 16, voting will take place at various locations throughout Lac Ste. Anne County. Polling locations will be annopunced within this section of the website when available.

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  • Information for Candidates

    To be nominated as a candidate, you must be a resident of the division for six consecutive months prior to nomination day. Learn about what's involved in becoming a County Councillor by reviewing this Information.

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Agendas & Minutes

Lac Ste. Anne County Council meeting agendas are available in this section of the website. Meeting minutes will also be posted here as approved by Council.

Bylaws & Policies

Browse this section to review the most current Lac Ste. Anne County bylaws and policies on record. Don't see what you're after? Contact the County directly.

Document Library

Browse this section of the County website to explore a variety of different publications and notices of relevance to County residents and business owners.

Council Contacts

Lac Ste. Anne County Council consists of a Reeve and six Councillors, representing seven municipal divisions. Connect with them here.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
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