With municipal election campaigns well underway, voters are being asked to formulate some favourite candidates.
Most municipalities will have a forum for residents to hear what candidates in their municipality have to say.
Advance polls will be opening this week.
The Beaverlodge Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum on Wednesday. Coverage of the event will be in next week's Town & Country News.
Advance polls in Beaverlodge will be open on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the community centre.
On Oct. 18, voters can head to the community centre from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Amisk Court residents will be able to vote at Amisk Court from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
County of Grande Prairie:
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce cancelled its online forum due to technical difficulties; in lieu, they will be recording candidates from Divisions 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9 to introduce themselves and answer pre-submitted questions. The video will be available on the county website at XXXXXX.
Advance voting for all divisions will take place on Oct. 13 and Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Park, Sexsmith Civic Centre, and the Hythe Legion.
County residents living in acclaimed divisions (1, 3, 6, 7) can still vote in the senate election, provincial referendum, and school board trustee elections.
On Oct. 18, county polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
Division 1: Bezanson Memorial Hall and Evergreen Park
Division 2: Grande Prairie Alliance Church and Sexsmith Civic Centre
Division 3: Evergreen Park
Division 4: Evergreen Park and Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Division 5: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum and Beaverlodge & District Senior Citizen’s Association
Division 6: Beaverlodge & District Senior Citizen’s Association and Hinton Trail Community Hall
Division 7: Hythe Legion and Demmitt Hall
Division 8: La Glace Arena, Hythe Legion, and Sexsmith Civic Centre
Division 9: Sexsmith Civic Centre and Teepee Creek Hall
The Sexsmith Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online candidate forum tonight (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m.
Advance polls in Sexsmith will be open on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sexsmith and Area Community Centre.
On Oct. 18, polls in Sexsmith will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sexsmith and Area Community Centre.
A virtual forum for Wembley candidates will be held Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
To receive the link to the forum and ask a question to the candidates, attendees must register through the town website.
There will be no advance poll days in Wembley, but on Oct. 18, the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.
Town & Country NEWS will offer our next and final installment of our “Meet the Candidates” feature in our Oct. 14 issue.
Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News