Advance polls are open for Red Deer’s municipal election.
Voters who wish to cast their ballots for mayor, council and school trustees before the Oct. 18 election can stop by one of three polling stations from Oct. 4 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Local advance vote polling stations are at:
– the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel in the Piper Creek Room, 4311-49th Ave.
– Parkland Mall, Unit 458, 6359-50th Ave.
– Westerner Park: Marquis Room at the Harvest Centre, 4847A-19th St.
Approximate wait times (as listed on the elections.reddeer.ca website), were five minutes on Monday morning.
Along with voting for one mayor, eight councillors and school trustees (seven for the public board or five for the Catholic board), Alberta voters will be asked to respond to two provincial referendum questions and to chose senate candidates.
The referendum questions are:
“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?”
And “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?”
There are 13 senate candidates (and up to three can be chosen). They are: Erika Barootes, Conservative Party of Canada; Rick Bonnett, Independent; Pam Davidson, Conservative Party of Canada; Doug. A Horner, Independent; Duncan Kinney, Independent; Kelly Lorencz, People’s Party of Canada; Mykhailo Martyniouk, Conservative Party of Canada; Ann McCormack, People’s Party of Canada; Jeff Nielsen, Independent; Karina Pillay, Independent; Chad Jett Thunders Saunders, Independent; Sunil Sookram, Independent; Nadine R. Wellwood, People’s Party of Canada.