Election '21

Election 2021 – County of Paintearth No. 18

County of Paintearth No. 18

An Election will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, for the filling of the following offices:

Councillor 1 Vacancy Division 4
Councillor 1 Vacancy Division 5

Voting will take place at the polling station from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the County Administration Office, 01 Crowfoot Drive, TR 374 & HWY 12, Castor, AB. Voters will be required to have identification and must fill in an Elector Register declaration that they are eligible to vote. 

County of Paintearth Division Candidates

Division 4 Doreen Blumhagen*
  Terry Vockeroth
Division 5  Dwayne Felzien
  Maurice Wiart*

*Indicates incumbent candidate

2021 Senate and Referendum

Provincial Senate Nominees:

  • Erika Barootes
  • Rick Bonnett
  • Pam Davidson
  • Doug A. Horner
  • Duncan Kinney
  • Kelly Lorencz
  • Mykhailo Martyniouk
  • Ann McCormick
  • Jeff Nielsen
  • Karina Pillay
  • Chad Jett Thunders Saunders
  • Sunil Sookram
  • Nadine R. Wellwood

Referendum Questions:

  • Equalization:"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?"
  • Daylight Saving Time: "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?

Who Can Vote?

You can vote in the upcoming County of Paintearth Election if you are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • resides in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day.

To determine if you are a County Resident, please review section 48 of the Local Authorities Election Act. 

Do I need identification to vote?

In order to vote, you will be required to provide one piece of authorized identification that establishes both your name and current residential address.

Examples of authorized identification include:

  • 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.
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college, or university.
  • Income or property tax assessment notice.
  • Insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian, or public trustee.
  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial, or local, Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions, or participation.
  • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas, or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration, or insurance certificate.
  • If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction.


A person (e.g., a roommate, neighbor, or family member) may vouch for and validate another voter’s identity and address if the person vouching is voting at the same designated voting station, and can provide one of the acceptable forms of ID. The person vouching may only do this for one household (maximum) and may not do so if they were vouched for themselves.

This is in accordance with Section 53(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) and Section 95(1)(a)(ii) of the Election Act (EA).

Voting in Federal, Provincial or Municipal Elections

The Canadian Elections Act, Election Act and Local Authorities Election Act stipulate an employee, who qualifies as an elector, will be allowed three consecutive, non-work hours to vote between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Election Day, to vote in federal, provincial or municipal elections.


COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the County of Paintearth 2021 Municipal Election to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among workers, volunteers, candidates, and voters.

What we plan to do

  • Staff will sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
  • Capacity limits may be established in the voting area to support distancing.
  • Furniture and signage will be in place to allow for distancing.

What you can do

  • Voters must wear a facemask as required by the Alberta Government.
  • Follow the signage to ensure proper flow of traffic and to maintain physical distancing if required.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after voting.
  • Please avoid coming to a voting station with other family members (e.g., minor children) who are not voting themselves. If you need assistance from someone other than an election worker (e.g., someone to translate or because of a disability), they will be allowed to attend with you.

Voters are encouraged to consult this page before heading to a voting station for any COVID-19 related updates. We will continue to follow all health and safety protocols as outlined by Alberta Health Services.

For more information contact Brenda Hepp, Returning Officer, County of Paintearth at 403-882-3211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out the Q&A link here for more helpful information.


Following is an update from the close of Nominations on Nomination Day, September 20, 2021, for the County of Paintearth No. 18. George Glazier in Division 1, Dale Norton in Division 2, Stan Schulmeister in Division 3, Sandy Shipton in Division 6, and Diane Elliott in Division 7 were acclaimed as Councillors in their respective Divisions.

Elections will be held for Divisions 4 and 5 at the County Administration Office.

Division 4   Division 5
Doreen Blumhagen*      Dwayne Felzien
Terry Vockeroth  Maurice Wiart*

*Indicates incumbent candidate

Candidates have 24 hours to withdraw their nominations if they were not acclaimed, so these nominations are unofficial to noon, Tuesday, September 21st, 2021.

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021. The polling station will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the County Administration Office. Voters will be required to have identification.

For more information please contact Brenda Hepp, Returning Officer, County of Paintearth No. 18 at 403.882.3211.

1. Candidate's Guide- Running for Office
2. County Procedure Bylaw
3. Council Code of Conduct Bylaw
4. Nomination Deposit Bylaw
5. Legislative Policies
6. Candidate Financial Information
7. Nomination Papers
8. Campaign Disclosure Statement
9. Release of Candidate Information

10. Release of Official Agent Information
11. Guidelines for the Placement and Installation of Election Signs

Other resources:

Fundamentals of Economic Development - The video is located on AUMA’s Youtube channel, AUMA’s Running for Municipal Office site: what to expect when I'm elected and RMA’s running for municipal office site. The video’s intent is to provide candidates with a brief overview of economic development best practices and strategies that will assist elected officials with planning and development.