General Election Update

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer


CHANGE OF VENUE FOR EDMONTON FOR ADVANCE POLL MARCH 6, 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, the Government of Alberta is restricting gatherings in public indoor forums. Due to this gap, we are unable to secure a location to host the advance polls in Edmonton. We will revisit this update based on the March 1st, 2021 announcement from the Government of Alberta and re-communicate the response to the Band membership via updates to the Muskeg Lake website www.muskeglake.com and Facebook site on March 2, 2021.

VIRTUAL VOTING FOR ELECTION

The option to vote virtually will be introduced for our 2021 election. We forecast this new voting option will reduce the number of electors attending the polls and recognize this is very safe process due to growing covid rates in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. All electors will be asked to pre-register before they can vote. 

Registration for virtual voting will be available via www.muskeglake.com

Electors will be able to pre-register commencing Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) until March 5, 2021 at midnight CST.

Within 24 hours of the pre-registration, electors will be informed that their registration is successful or if more information is needed, the Chief Electoral Officer will contact the band member directly to resolve the registration issue. 

On March 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. electors who have pre-registered and have been confirmed as an eligible voter will receive a virtual ballot and they can cast their vote until March 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST.

VIRTUAL VOTING ORIENTATION

Training the electors will be completed via zoom meeting via four one-hour training sessions and available at the following dates:

Monday, February 15 to Thursday, February 18, 2021(Central Standard Time) 

Band members can log in at a Zoom meeting where orientation will be given:a. February 15, 2021​​7:00PM – 8:00PM CSTb. February 16, 2021 ​7:00 PM –8:00 PM CSTc. February 17, 2021​​7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CSTd. February 18, 2021​​7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

The log in Zoom link is:

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Laurie Shaw, a band member who is the chair of the Election Committee will present these training sessions.

Any questions or more information, please call me at 306-227-3373 or email me at loretta@petelambert.ca

Loretta J Pete Lambert

Chief Electoral Officer

T: 306-227-3373

Muskeg lake Communiqué Feb 9

https://muskeglake.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Revised-Training-Communication-Virtual-Voting-Feb-12-2021.pdf

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