By Cole Parkinson
On Sept. 20 at noon, Nomination Day officially ended which meant candidates vying for a municipal elections seat had to have their names in before that time.
For the Town of Vauxhall, Margaret Plumtree (incumbent), Ray Coad (incumbent), Kim Cawley (incumbent), Marilyn Forchuk (incumbent), Linda English (incumbent), Shelley Deleeuw, Kim Egeland, and Barry Thompson put their names forward for council. For more information on the Vauxhall town council election, visit town.vauxhall.ab.ca.
In Vauxhall, voting will take place at the Hall from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit the town’s Facebook page.
On the M.D. side, running for Division 1 (Barnwell) is Reeve Merrill Harris (incumbent), Division 2 (Taber) is John Turcato (incumbent), Division 6 (Enchant) is Murray Reynolds (incumbent), and Division 7 (Vauxhall) is Chantal Bacho.
For Division 3 (Grassy Lake), Brian Hildebrand and Frank Kast have put their names forward. Division 4 (Taber north) sees three names — Tamara Miyanaga (incumbent), Ben Elfring, and Billy Wenbourne. In Division 5 (Hays), Jennifer Crowson (incumbent) and John DeGroot are vying for the position. For more information on the M.D. of Taber council election, visit mdtaber.ab.ca .Election Day is set for Oct. 18.
Voting for M.D. Division 3 is the Grassy Lake Community Hall, Division 4 is the M.D. of Taber council chambers, and Division 5 is the Hays Civic Centre. Advance polls for Division 5 is Oct. 5 from 3-8 p.m.
You are eligible to vote if you are 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, you reside in Alberta and are a resident of the Town of Taber or M.D. of Taber division on Election Day, have acceptable voter identification, you have not voted in this election before, and you sign a declaration you meet these requirements. Voter identification requirements include identification issued by a Canadian government (federal or provincial or local) that contains a photo, name and address, a bank/credit card statement or personal cheque, government cheque or stun, income/property tax assessment notice, insurance policy or coverage card, a letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee, pension plan statement of benefits/contributions/participation, residential lease/mortgage statement, statement of government benefits, utility bill, or vehicle ownership/registration/insurance certificate.