Senate and Referendum Election Proclamation

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The Alberta Senate Election is to be held October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Municipal Election, and is for the electors of Lac La Biche County, Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation. The Alberta Senate Election is being held to select 3 Senate Nominees, according to the Alberta Senate Election Act, whose names are to be submitted by the Government of Alberta to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as a persons who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada for the purpose of filling a vacancies relating to Alberta.

The Alberta Referendum Act allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council to order a referendum to constitutional questions and requires a referendum before the Legislative Assembly can vote on any resolution authorizing an amendment to the Constitution of Canada. The following questions are being asked of electors under the Referendum Act:

  • Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982-Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments-be removed from the constitution? 
  • Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?               

To view the Municipal Senate Election and Referendum Proclamation, please click here.

For more information on Senate/Referendum, including Information for Senate Nominees/Candidates, please visit: https://www.elections.ab.ca

Electors of Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation

Electors of Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation may cast their Senate and Referendum vote by the following:

  • Special Ballot (Main-in vote)-click here to download a copy of the Request for Special Ballot Package

Electors have until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18th to get their Special Ballot Packages; these packages must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021).

At any of the following Advance Locations:

Saturday, October 9, 2021, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

                Bold Center                                                        8702-91 Ave, Lac La Biche

                Plamondon Festival Centre                              9626-101 Ave, Plamondon                                                

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

                Bold Center                                                        8702-91 Ave, Lac La Biche                                          

Friday, October 15, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

                Bold Center                                                       8702-91 Ave, Lac La Biche                                        

At the following voting stations the day of the 2021 Municipal Election Monday, October 18, 2021- 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

               Bold Center                                                        8702-91 Ave, Lac La Biche

               Craigend Community Centre                            65038 RGE RD 134                                                                                             
               Owl River Hall                                                    68472 RGE RD 135

In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more pieces 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 their name and current address, as required by section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act. Please click here to view the Voter Identification Requirements

A letter or form (attestation) confirm the person lives at the stated First Nation or Reserve will also be accepted as valid proof of identification-click here to access the Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for First Nation Band or Reserve Elector. 

Specific to the electors of Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation, Ministerial Order MSD:065/21 has altered s.53(3) of the Local Authorities Election Act to include federal “Indian status” or local “band card”; both cards are deemed to satisfy the person’s identity and/or place of residence for the purpose of determining elector eligibility to vote in the Senate Election, and on any referendum questions; these forms of identification are in addition to the identification requirements referenced above and outlined below.

An elector means a person eligible to vote at an election. A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to the Local Authorities Election Act if the person:

  1. is at least 18 years old,
  2. is a Canadian citizen, and
  3. resides in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction (Beaver Lake Cree Nation or Heart Lake First Nation) on election day.