MINISTERIAL ORDER NO.  MSD:002/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs, pursuant to Sections 586, 587 and 588 of the Municipal Government Act and Sections 4 and 77.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), make the following order with respect to Improvement District (ID) No.4:

 

1)    The council of the ID consists of five councillors.

 

2)    All councillors are to be elected.

 

3)    The chief elected official of the ID is to be appointed by council from among the councillors.

 

4)    Section 12 of the LAEA applies to elections in the ID.

 

5)    The ID will provide for special ballots in accordance with Section 77.1 of the LAEA.

 

6)    For purposes of the ID No. 4 election, the LAEA is modified as follows:

           

a)    Section 12(b) is deleted and replaced with:

12(b)    a person is entitled to vote at an election if

(i)    the person is eligible to vote under Section 47,

(ii)   the person is 18, a Canadian citizen and named as the assessed person for a property within ID No. 4, or

(iii)  the person is 18, a Canadian citizen and the spouse or adult interdependent partner of a person referred to in sub clause (ii).

 

b)    Section 21(1)(b) is deleted and replaced with:

 

21(1)(b) has resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day.

 

 


c)    Section 27(1) is deleted and replaced with:

 

27(1)    Every nomination of a candidate must:

(a)  be in the prescribed form

(b)  be signed by at least 5 persons who are electors eligible to vote in that election and resident in the local jurisdiction on the date of signing the nomination

(c)   be accompanied with a written acceptance sworn or affirmed in the prescribed form by the person nominated stating:

(i)    That the person is eligible to be elected to the office,

(ii)   The name, address, and telephone number of the person’s official agent, if one has been appointed,

(iii)  That the person will accept the office if elected,

(iv)  That the person will read and comply with the municipality’s code of conduct if elected, and

(v)   That the persons who have signed the nomination are electors who are eligible to vote as provided for under Section 12(b) as replaced under Ministerial Order No. MSD:002/21 and

(vi)  If required by bylaw, be accompanied with a deposit in the required amount.

 

d)    Section 47(1) is deleted and replaced with:

 

Eligibility to Vote

47(1)  A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this Act if the person

(a) is at least 18 years old,

(b) is a Canadian citizen,

(c) resides in Alberta on Election Day, and

(d) the person's place of residence has been within the ID for a cumulative total of 150 days in the twelve consecutive months preceding election day.

 

e)    Form 4, Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance, is modified by adding reference to Ministerial Order No. MSD:002/21 when referencing sections of the LAEA in the Nomination Form.

 

f)     Form 13SV, Elector Register for Summer Villages, is modified by adding reference to Ministerial Order No. MSD:002/21 when referencing sections of the LAEA, deleting the bullets in the “Statement of Elector Eligibility” section and replacing with:

 

am eligible to vote at the above mentioned election because:

 

g)    Form 14, Statement of Voucher, is modified by adding reference to Ministerial Order No. MSD:002/21 when referencing sections of the LAEA

 

h)    Form 25, Special Ballot Certificate Envelope, is modified by adding reference to Ministerial Order No. MSD:002/21 when referencing sections of the LAEA, deleting the bullets in the “Statement of Elector Eligibility” section and replacing with:

 

am eligible to vote at the above mentioned election because:

 

7)    Ministerial Order No. MSL:052/18 is hereby rescinded

 

 

 

 

Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, this 19th day of January, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

                                                                     Ric McIver

                                                                     Minister of Municipal Affairs