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Taber Heading To The Polls on Sept 7th

The Southern Alberta Town of Taber will be heading to the polls on September 7th.

The council by-election was sparked late in June when first term councillor Alf Rudd resigned to take a job with the Town as the Victim Services Manager for Taber's Police Service.

According to the Municipal Government Act, individuals serving as councillors are prohibited from being employees of the municipality.

Nominations for the position of Councillor will open on July 7th, and close on August 10th at Noon at the Town Administration Building.

According to the Taber Website, A person is ineligible to become a candidate under any of the following circumstances: currently serving as an auditor for the municipality is ineligible to become a candidate. An employee of the Town of Taber: Unless granted a leave of absence, individuals who are employees of the Town of Taber are ineligible to run for office. Candidates with property taxes in arrears amounting to more than $50 or who are in default of any debt exceeding $500 to the municipality for a period exceeding 90 days are disqualified from running for office. And, Individuals who have been convicted of an offence under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Election Act, the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, or the Canada Elections Act within the last 10 years are ineligible to become candidates.

An election will be held on September 7th if multiple candidates put their names in the hat for the position of Councillor.

Voting will take place between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM in the Auditorium/Meeting Rooms at the Taber Town Administration Building.


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