Municipal Elections will be held on October 16, 2017
Advance Vote will be October 5, 2017
Nomination Day is September 18, 2017
ADVANCED VOTE: Thursday October 5th, 2017 for 10am-8pm at the Municipal District of Bighorn Office.
This is the ONLY Advanced Vote Date and Location
(Exshaw and Area)
|Exshaw Community Hall||#24 Heart Mountain Drive|
(Lac des Arcs, Dead Man's Flats, Harvie Heights)
|Harvie Heights Community Hall||#100 Birch Avenue, Harvie Heights|
|Jumping Pound Community Hall||44208 Township Rd 250, AB T3Z 2K4|
(North Ranchlands, The Hamlet of Benchlands)
|Beaupre Community Hall||Approximately 1 Kilometre North from the junction of Hwy. 1A and Hwy. 40|
The MD of Bighorn is made up of four wards. They include:
Ward 1: comprised of the Hamlet of Exshaw, Kananaskis and Seebe settlements, and lands in townships 25-26 Range 9 to the north of Exshaw.
Ward 2: comprised of the hamlets of Dead Man's Flats, Lac Des Arc, and Harvie Heights; lands around the Trans-Canada Highway between those hamlets; Lands South of Ranch Road; and M.D. lands in Range 10.
Ward 3: comprised of the West Jumpingpound region south of the Trans Canada Highway and west of Highway 68; and the M.D. lands in between the Bow and Ghost Rivers.
Ward 4: consists of the hamlet of Benchlands and all M.D. Lands north of the Ghost River, found in Townships 27-31; and a small portion of lands in Township 26 Range 7.
Council roles and responsibilities
The council is the governing body of the municipal corporation and the custodian of its powers, both legislative and administrative. The Municipal Government Act provides that councils can only exercise the powers of the municipal corporation in the proper form, either by bylaw or resolution.
The councillor's job is to work with other council members to set the overall direction of the municipality through their role as a policy maker. The policies that council sets are the guidelines for administration to follow as it does the job of running a municipality. A councillor will spend a lot of time while on council creating new policies and programs or reviewing the current ones to make sure they are working as they should.