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Grande Prairie councillor byelection set for October 17th

Grande Prairie residents will go back to the polls on October 17th, to vote to fill the vacancy left by the passing of former councillor John Lehners.

The city says as part of the Municipal Government Act, a byelection must be held within 120 days of the vacancy beginning.

“Grande Prairie City Council continues to grieve the loss of our friend and colleague, John Lehners and our thoughts continue to be with his family,” says Grande Prairie Mayor Jackie Clayton.

“The by-election is a legislative requirement to fill a Council vacancy within 120 days. The City of Grande Prairie is committed to a fair and transparent election process, and to welcoming the elected individual and their unique skills and experiences to City Council.”

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The nomination period for the byelection will open on Tuesday, August 9th at 8:30 a.m.

To be eligible to run for City Council a resident must be at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of the City of Grande Prairie since March 19th, 2022.

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