New date for UC Party vote in Slave Lake and Wabasca

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

United Conservative Party members in Wabasca and Slave Lake will not being going to the polls on Nov. 24, as previously reported. The new date is Nov. 26 – two days after UCP voters do the same thing in Red Earth and High Prairie.

Here’s the updated voting information, as of Nov. 6:

On Nov. 24 in Red Earth Creek, voting will be in the main lobby of the Back Lakes Sports Complex, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In High Prairie on the same date, UCP members can vote for their preferred candidate from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Town of High Prairie council chambers.

On Nov. 26 in Wabasca, voting commences at 11:00 a.m. at the Wabasca Community Hall and goes to 1:00 p.m.

In Slave Lake at the Royal Canadian Legion, voting goes from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Only residents of the Lesser Slave Lake constituency who are current members of the UCP will be eligible to vote. They will be asked to provide ID at the polling stations.

On the ballot will be the following candidates: Brenda Derkoch, John Middelkoop, Juliette Noskey, Pat Rehn, Jim Sparks, Garrett Tomlinson.

Voters will be invited to either choose one candidate, or to rank any or all of them by order of preference. This system allows for a tie-breaking device, should two or more end up with the most number of votes.

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