2021 Municipal Election

List of Nominated Candidates | Voter eligibilityWhen and where to vote | Historical voter turnout | Contact Information 

City of Cold Lake 2021 Municipal Election

The Cold Lake municipal election will be held Monday, October 18, 2021. Voters will elect the next City Council. The Mayor and Councillors are elected “at large,” meaning that each elected official represents every resident of the city.

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal elections in Alberta. It sets out rules and regulations for candidates, donors, electors, and election administrators that must be followed before, during and after an election. Additionally, Cold Lake municipal Bylaw No. 682-AD-20, Election Bylaw establishes the rules specific to the City of Cold Lake’s municipal election.


Nominations are now closed.    
     
List of Nominated Candidates    

Candidates for Mayor

Phone Email
Craig Copeland** 780-573-9897 craigcopeland2015@gmail.com
     
Candidates for City Councillor       Phone Email
Larry Ashcroft 780-573-9544 (cell) lashcroft@hotmail.ca
Ryan Bailey NA bailey4coldlake@gmail.com
Bob Buckle* 780-573-1874 (cell) reelectbobbuckle@gmail.com
Hussein Elkadri 780-201-7807 (cell) clbd@telus.net
Sarah Fewchuk 780-201-4188 (home)
780-594-4547 (business)
sarahfewchuk@gmail.com
Murray Gauthier 780-207-7229 (cell) murray.gauthier99@outlook.com
Ryan Lefebvre 780-573-4954 (cell) lefebvre.ryanj@gmail.com
Vicky Lefebvre* 780-573-1926 (cell) gillesvicky74@gmail.com
Bob Mattice 780-573-8062 (cell) bobmattice4council@gmail.com
Rhea McMillan 587-201-5958 (cell) rheaemcmillan@gmail.com
William (Bill) Charles Parker 780-201-5112 (cell)
780-639-2225 (home)
gto69@telusplanet.net
Debra Pelechosky 780-812-1239 (cell) debchosky@gmail.com
Adele Richardson 780-207-7870 (cell/home)
780-594-4404 (business)
adelerichardson2021@gmail.com
Chris Vining* 780-573-3658 (cell)
780-639-3553 (home)
780-639-3107 (business)
chrisvining@yahoo.com
*incumbent
**acclaimed

Additional requests for candidate contact information can be made
to the Deputy Returning Officer at election2021@coldlake.com


Voter eligibility

In order to vote in the municipal election, voters must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Reside within the city of Cold Lake
  • Be at least 18 years old

When and where to vote

Election Day

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Election day walk-in voting (Energy Centre Reid Field House) - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Advance polls and drive-through voting

For those who wish to vote early, or who are unable to vote on election day, there are four (4) opportunities for advance voting. Three (3) advance polls will be held at the Energy Centre and one (1) at Cold Lake Seniors' Centre. Two of the advance polls will be "walk-in" and two "drive-through". Both drive-through polls will take place in the parking lot directly east of the Energy Centre. See the map for drive-through advance polling.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Drive-through advance voting (Energy Centre east parking lot) - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Walk-in advance voting (Energy Centre Reid Field House) - 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Drive-through advance voting (Energy Centre east parking lot) - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, October 15, 2021 - Walk-in advance voting (Cold Lake Seniors' Centre, 1301-8 Ave.) - 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Special ballots

If you are unable to vote on Election Day, or at an advance polling station due to absence from the jurisdiction, or physical disability, you may apply to vote by special ballot, pursuant to section 77.1(1)(a) and 77.1(1)(b) of the Local Authority Election Act. For more information, contact the Deputy Returning O­fficer at City Hall by calling 780-594-4494 ex.7915. You can also email election2021@coldlake.com

Voting for people with visual impairments

If you are visually impaired and need assistance to vote in the 2021 Municipal Election, the City of Cold Lake will facilitate electors with visual disabilities, pursuant to section 4.30 of the City of Cold Lake Election Bylaw (682-AD-20), and section 78 of the Local Authority Election Act. At the Advance Polling on October 7 (Energy Centre) and October 15 (Harborview Seniors Centre) the City of Cold Lake will provide the AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal (VAT), which is an electronic ballot marker designed for use by people who are unable to manually mark a ballot due to visual impairment. For more information, and for information on accommodation of any other disabilities, contact the Deputy Returning Officer at City Hall by calling 780-594-4494 ex.7915. You can also email election2021@coldlake.com.

ID requirements

In order to vote, as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act, you must produce identification for inspection by an election worker. The identification must be in the form of one or more of the following documents that has the voter’s name and address on it:

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government (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.
  • Income or property tax assessment notice.
  • Insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee.
  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation.
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit).
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.
  • A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address. The letter can be signed prior to the vote by an authorized representative of any of the following:
    • a commercial property management company;
    • a correctional institution;
    • a First Nations band or reserve;
    • a post-secondary institution;
    • a facility that provides services to the homeless;
    • a supportive living facility or treatment centre.

Historical voter turnout


Contact information

All questions respecting the 2021 municipal election should be directed to:

Returning Officer Kristy Isert
Email: election2021@coldlake.com 
Phone: 780-594-4494