Candidate for Parkland County Division 6
Who is Edward Machuk
I was born and raised in Tomahawk, AB and have been a Parkland County resident my entire life. My wife and myself raised our 5 children in this amazing community.
I was self-employed for over the past 30 years running my own welding company and now spend my time actively farming with over 200 sheep.
I am active on the board of the Rural Electrical Association (REA) and past member of the Agra-Centre serving as President for a portion of that time.
I love all sports, especially if I can catch a hockey or football game. I played modified fastball in my younger years and enjoyed coaching my children once they started playing baseball. Now that my children are grown I love being able to spend quality of time with the family and seeing my grandchildren grow.
Why am I running for Council
I am running for councilor because I believe it is time for a change! The economical state of our rural area is in need of an urgent review!
My Vision for Parkland County Division 6
My vision for Division 6 is to build the level of public services to our communities that they deserve.
In Division 6 we need a leader who understands all aspects of this area. Someone who will listen and do everything they can do to the best of their abilities.
These values are in no specific order, they are all important.
1. I believe that our division needs to have more police presence, and have quicker response times within all our emergency services that match our vast division.
2. Road infrastructure, we need roads to be built for heavy traffic, large trucking and agricultural usage. This is mostly in Division 6 as we have the oldest roads that haven't been upgraded with a large increase in traffic flow. Our division's roads desperately need a facelift. As roads are our lifeline.
3. Agriculture, We wanna promote the growth of subdivisions to expand bringing more volume of new residents but not at the expense of agriculture.
4. Internet access, We need affordable, dependable access to the internet. Rural internet is a constant problem.
5. All of Division 6 needs some beautification to attract business to our areas which will increase revenue for our communities.
6. The hamlet of Entwistle was never brought up to better standards this includes water, sewer and drainage. The water isn't consumable or the pressure isn't sufficient for multiple demands. These issues need to be addressed.
7. We need partnerships with other organizations to build up our areas so we can get more affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities.
8. I am aware of studies and master plans in division 6 that have had little to no follow-up. We need to follow up and go forward to improve our community.
If your values align with mine I hope to get your vote on October 18th, 2021.
Thanks for your interest in Candidate Edward Machuk for Parkland County Division 6.
For more information, feel free to get in touch and I will get back to you soon!
Advance Voting- Election Day Voting
All advance voting will take place at the Parkland County Centre
(53109A Highway 779, Parkland County, Alberta).
Advance Vote Date Advance Vote Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Special Ballot (mail-in voting)
Voters who are unable to vote at their designated advance vote or Election Day voting station because of a physical disability, absence from or located outside the jurisdiction, may apply to vote by special (mail-in) ballot, starting on August 1, 2021.
Fill in the below form and send to email@example.com, or contact the Returning Officer by phone: 780-999-0869 for more details on how to request a special ballot.
View the Special Ballot process prepared by Municipal Affairs
Election Day is Monday October 18, 2021. Regular voting stations will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
Last day to appeal to the Courts to request a recount:
The Local Authorities Election Act allows for any elector to apply to the Court for a recount in accordance with Section 103. You may apply anytime before November 6, 2021.
You are eligible to vote in the election if:
You are at least 18 years old,
You are a Canadian Citizen, and
You reside in Alberta and your usual place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day.
Voter identification requirements:
Proof of identity and current residence is now required to be able to vote in municipal elections. Any of the following documents that has your name and address on it will be accepted as valid proof:
Photo identification issued by a Canadian government or agency, whether federal, provincial or local;
Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque;
Correspondence issued by a school, college or university;
Government cheque or cheque stub;
Income/property tax assessment notice;
Insurance policy or coverage card;
Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee;
Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation;
Residential lease or mortgage statement;
Statement of government benefits
e.g. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit;
e.g. Telephone, public utilities commission, television, electricity, gas or water;
Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate;
Indian Status Card or Band Card; or
A person may vouch your identity and address by accompanying you to the voting station and filling in the appropriate form.
Voting Stations - Election Day
Division 6 Voters may vote at one of the following voting stations only:
Voting Station No.16 Entwistle Community Hall
Voting station No. 17 Fallis Community Hall
Voting station No.18 Tomahawk sports Agra Centre