By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News
Two candidates have stepped forward to run in the upcoming by-election for the vacant town councillor seat in Picture Butte.
Following the resignation of Coun. Scott Thompson earlier this year, the nomination period for the upcoming by-election officially closed Oct. 10.
Following the by-election, the elected councillor will serve on council for the remainder of the current term for two years, with the next civic election set to take place on Oct. 20, 2025.
The date of the upcoming by-election was announced during the Aug. 28, 2023 regular council meeting, following Thompson’s resignation. The by-election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office, at 120, 4th Street, Picture Butte.
Following the roughly five week nomination period, Mike Davies and Crystal Neels were announced as the two official candidates running for the vacant councillor position. Both parties will spend the coming weeks campaigning leading up to the official vote on Nov. 7.
To be eligible to vote in the upcoming by-election, you must be 18 years of age, a Canadian Citizen and be a resident of Alberta on Election Day, and your place of residence must be in the Town of Picture Butte on Election Day to be eligible.
Candidate profiles will be published in the upcoming edition of Sunny South News.