As the Oct. 16 Municipal Election inches closer, advance polls and election forums are on tap for the coming weeks.
Division 2 will host its electoral speakers forum and “meet the candidates” Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Busby Community Hall.
Doors open at 6:30 and the forum begins at 7 p.m.
The panel will have electoral candidates for Westlock County, Lavern Bazin and Jared Stitsen, as well as Pembina Hills Public Schools trustee candidates for Westlock South, Jackie Carson and Ken Mead.
Village of Clyde candidates will express their platforms at a candidate forum on Oct. 11 at the Clyde Community Hall. That will start at 7 p.m.
Advance polls are also gearing up as the town holds its advance poll Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Westlock Heritage Building from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The school board advance poll for Electoral Subdivision 3 – Westlock Town will run that same day at the Heritage Building.
Westlock County and the Village of Clyde will hold advance polls the following week, Thursday, Oct. 12.
The polling stations run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Westlock County Building and at the Village of Clyde Office from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Pembina Hills advance polling station for Electoral Subdivision 2 – Westlock South will open that day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the county and village offices.
As for election day, voting stations are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
County residents and those in Westlock South must vote within their division.
Polling stations for the county include the Westlock Legion (Div. 4), Busby Community Hall (Div. 2), Clyde Community Hall (Div. 5), Pembina Heights Hall (Div. 3), Dapp Community Hall (Div. 6), Jarvie Community Centre (Div. 7) and the Vimy Community Hall (Div. 1).
Village of Clyde residents can vote at the village office, while town residents can vote at the Westlock Community Hall.
Institutional voting for hospital patients and lodge residents goes at the Pembina and Smithfield lodges from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Westlock Continuing Care Centre and Westlock Healthcare Centre (for town patients only) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.