2022 Municipal By-election
The Council for the Village of Empress is composed of three Empress residents, chosen by election every four years. The roles of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen by the Council amongst themselves once per year.
The last regular election was on October 18, 2021. To learn more about that election, see our 2021 Election webpage.
A by-election for all three Councillors took place on Monday, August 8, 2022.
The new council for the Village of Empress is:
See our Meet Your Council page.
Official Election Results
|Village of Empress|
|Number of Council Positions:||3|
|Number of Eligible Voters:||130 (# is from Oct. 2021)|
|Number of Actual Voters:||79 (60.8%)|
|First Name||Last Name||Elected||Votes||% of Votes|
The nominations were closed 12:00 noon July 11, 2022 and we have (7) seven residents who stepped forward to represent the voters as councilors for the Village of Empress. In alphabetical order, they are:
Thinking about running for Municipal Council?
Below are a few of the resources that have been created by the Alberta Government, AUMA (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) and RMA (Rural Municipalities of Alberta) to help answer some of the questions you may have about what is involved with the position of Municipal Councillor. There are many more resources available online. Another way to find out is to talk to your current or past Councillors, or the Municipal Administrator.
AUMA: Life as a municipal elected official – Learning Never Ends (YouTube Video)
Government of Alberta Municipal Government Act
Below are listed the relevant parts of the Act that are important to those who wish to be nominated. If you don’t want to read them, then perhaps you should rethink your desire to be a Councillor, since the position will require you to read lots and lots of stuff like this! So please download and read the Local Authorities Election Act!
21 Qualification of candidates
27 Form of nomination
30 Disposition of deposit
47 Eligibility to vote
68.1 Option for official agent
150 Offences — integrity of the vote
151 Offence — candidate’s acceptance
Download the Nomination Form: Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance
Original Alberta government Municipal election forms
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