WESTLOCK – The Village of Clyde has extended its nomination period for the upcoming byelection to mid-December after the initial period fell short of the required time under the Local Authorities Election Act.
Following Jerry Austin’s resignation that was recognized during Nov. 8 council meeting, the village called a byelection for Dec. 17 with a nomination deadline of Nov. 26. To meet the required allotted time, the nomination deadline has been pushed back to Dec. 20, with election day slated for Jan. 17, 2022.
“We’re encouraging anybody from the community who has some time to spend with the committee,” said village CAO Ron Cust. “The current council has a new vision of what Clyde will be in the future.”
Among the many goals of the new council is partnership with the Town of Westlock and Westlock County to encourage economic growth in the area.
“Somebody that joins will be one that is interested in bringing service to the community, but also participating in the bigger picture of the region itself,” Cust explained.
While the October municipal election saw nomination deadlines pushed back a week due to insufficient candidates, Cust remains optimistic that there will be more than enough for the single seat.
“I suspect from the chatter in the village that we will have some names coming forward,” Cust said.
If insufficient nominations are received, the nomination deadline will be extended for six days before the matter is brought up with Municipal Affairs.
Nomination papers can be picked up and submitted at the village office to returning officer Jaye Parrent. Clyde council meets on Monday once a month for regular scheduled council meetings and once a month for policy and priority discussions. Meetings are held in-person and via Zoom.