By Cole Parkinson
The final day to put your name forward for Vauxhall town council is approaching.
Sept. 20 at noon will be the final call for names to be put forward if you’re interested in running for town council. Filling your nomination can be done in person by appointment, by mail, or by courier (must be received before noon on Sept. 20).
All portions of the nomination from must be completed and in order to run for Vauxhall council, you must be 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have been a resident of the town of Vauxhall for six consecutive months preceding nomination day, and otherwise not ineligible or disqualified. Criteria to be ineligible for council include if you are an auditor of the municipality, an employee of the town (unless granted a leave of absence), if your property taxes are more than $50 in arrears or you are in default of more than 90 days for any debt in excess of $500 to the municipality.
Or if you have within the last 10 years been convicted of an offence under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Election Act, the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act or the Canada Elections Act.
In terms of campaigning, the Town of Vauxhall Land-Use Bylaw outlines rules for campaign signs, and the town encourages anyone with questions to contact the development officer at 403-654-2174. Nomination packages can be downloaded at the town’s website — town.vauxhall.ab.ca/wp/special committees or picked up at the town office.
There are seven council positions available in the 2021 Municipal Election.