Following the recent passing of Councillor Wade Galloway, the City of Lethbridge will hold a by-election on Monday, May 12, 2014 to fill the single vacancy. Here’s everything you need to know.


Ten people are running in the by-election: 1 has been on council before, 7 have ran in the last election, and 2 are new to municipal politics.

Candidate Experience
Marco Bergeron Ran in 2013 election
Pat Berthelot First campaign
Peter Deys Ran in 2013 election
Yves Gauthier Ran in 2013 election
Martin Heavy Head Ran in 2013 election
Kevin Layton Ran in 3 elections and 1 by-election
Bridget Mearns Fromer councillor, ran for mayor in 2013
Chris Rowley First campaign
Joey Shackleford Ran in 2013
Rena Woss Ran in 2013

Voter eligibility

You can vote if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are a Canadian citizen
  • have resided in Alberta in 6 months immediately preceding election day
  • are a resident of the City of Lethbridge on election day
  • have acceptable voter identification
  • sign a declaration that you meet these qualifications

Voting stations

There will be 6 voting stations on election day.

  • LDS Church, 5 Jerry Potts Blvd W
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd W
  • Casa, 230 8 St S
  • Italian Canadian Cultural Club, 1511 St. Edwards Blvd N
  • River of Life Community Church, 2820 18 Av N
  • LDS Church, 2410 28 St S

Advance voting will take place at City Hall on May 3, 8, and 10. Each day, advance voting will take place 10:00–20:00.

Candidate forums

There will be 4 candidate forums. These are opportunities to meet candidates, ask them questions, and see how they interact with one another on popular issues.

Forum Host Date Location Time
Candidate forum SACPA 30 April Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery
Candidate forum Youth Advisory Council 1 May  Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery 18:00
Meet and greet Lethbridge Senior Citizen Organization 7 May Fritz Sick Memorial Centre, Upper Gym 10:00
Candidate Forum Chamber of Commerce 8 May Yates Memorial Centre 19:00

Election resources

These are places you can go to read more about candidates and the issues.