FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) – Those who wish to vote in municipal elections and referendums next month will be able to do so via a drive-thru.

The list of advance polling possibilities and polling stations on election day for municipal and school elections is now available.

The advance polling period will run from October 1 to 15. A list of dates, times and locations will be announced in future mailings and in the Fort McMurray Today newspaper and is available on the MRWB website. Election day is October 18.

Eligible voters from all constituencies can vote at any polling station during advance polls and on election day.

In accordance with provincial rules, all polling stations will be limited to one-third of the capacity of the fire code.

Health and safety measures will include physical distancing, hand sanitizing stations, and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

Driving Voting Opportunities:

For the first time in the history of the MRWB, voting behind the wheel will be offered as an option. Drive-through polls will be at Centerfire Place and the Oil Sands Discovery Center on Monday, October 4, and again on Tuesday, October 12, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Motorists will not have to leave their vehicles to vote and will be directed by signage and on-site election officials throughout the process.

There are 11 positions on the MRWB Council: the mayor, who is elected in general, and 10 councilors, who are elected according to a district system as follows:

Ward 1 (Fort McMurray) – 6 councilors

Ward 2 (Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay) – 2 councilors

Ward 3 (Draper, Saprae Creek Estates) – 1 counselor

Ward 4 (Anzac, Conklin, Domaines du lac Grégoire, Janvier) – 1 advisor

Ward 4 was officially assigned by acclamation to Returning Councilor Jane Stroud.


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