Municipal Ward 5 Meadows-Waverly By-Election Set For May 5th

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The City of Brandon wishes to inform the public that a municipal by-election for the City Council seat in Meadows-Waverly Ward #5 will be held on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.  The by-election is being held to fill the Council position left vacant with the recent resignation of former Councillor John LoRegio. As per The Municipal Act, a municipality is required to hold a by-election when a municipal seat is vacated more than 12 months prior to the next general election.

All candidates must adhere to the campaign finance rules in accordance with provisions of The Municipal Act and City of Brandon Campaign and Contributions By-law No. 6974.  These rules include the requirement for potential candidates to register with the Senior Election Official prior to beginning their campaign. The registration period begins on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 and ends on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 – by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by emailing brandonvotes@brandon.ca.

“To be a considered an eligible candidate, a person must first meet a number of criteria,” explains Brandon’s Senior Elections Official Danniele Carriere.  “They must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Manitoba, 18 years of age or older on the day of the by-election, and they must have either owned property in or have resided in the Brandon municipality for a minimum of six months before the by-election date. They must also submit, prior to the nomination deadline, their completed nomination papers.  Nomination papers must be signed by the candidate themselves and must also include the verified signatures of a minimum of 25 electors of the specific ward.”

Nomination papers will be accepted starting March 24, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021 – by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by emailing brandonvotes@brandon.ca

Potential candidates who do not meet the above requirements will be disallowed from running.

A map of the current Meadows-Waverly Ward #5 boundary can be found on the City of Brandon’s website here: brandon.ca/council-information/wards/ward-map .

An advance voting opportunity will be held on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the main foyer of Brandon City Hall at 410 – 9th Street. Locations of polling stations on by-election day will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

For all by-election information, residents can visit brandon.ca/2021-by-election.

(City of Brandon PSA)