Results from the 2022 Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton Election and all other municipalities in Manitoba will be available on the *new* Association of Manitoba Municipalities Election Dashboard! Check https://mbvotes.ca/ on the night of Oct. 26th, voting closes at 8:00pm and the vote count will begin at that time.
Notice is hereby given that a vote of the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton will be taken to elect Reeve and Councillors from the following duly nominated candidates:
|For the Office of Reeve:|
1. Shott, David
2. Johnson, Brian N.
|For the Offices of Councillor:|
Magnusson, Shawn - Acclaimed
|1. Vigfusson, Donald
2. Johnson, Chad A.
Stadnek, Ken - Acclaimed
King, David - Acclaimed
Klym, Gordon - Acclaimed
|1. Palsson, Corey
2. Bjarnason, Colin
Voting places will be open for voting on Wednesday the 26th day of October 2022 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m at:
IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE. A person may be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification (for example - driver’s license or passport) or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity.
For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on election day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at: Riverton Community Hall – 175 Reggie Leach Drive, Riverton on Saturday October 15th, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and at Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton Office – 329 River Road, Arborg on Tuesday, October 18th, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
APPLICATION TO VOTE BY SEALED ENVELOPE
A voter who is unable to go in person to the voting place or vote in advance, may apply in person, in writing, or by fax to the senior election official at 329 River Road, Box 70 Arborg, MB R0C 0A0 fax -204-376-2742 or email
If applying in person*, a voter may apply between September 28, 2022 and October 23, 2022. * A voter applying in person may pick up a sealed envelope ballot package at the time of application.
If applying by mail or fax**, a voter may apply between September 28, and October 23, 2022. ** A voter applying by mail or fax will receive a sealed envelope ballot package by regular post, or by making alternative arrangements with the senior election official.
Jan Larkin, SEO
Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton
329 River Rd., Arborg, MB
The next Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton Election will be held on October 26, 2022. The six wards will each elect one Councillor, and the Reeve will be elected by all wards.
Anyone who is interested in seeking election or re-election should review the 2022 Candidates Guidebook prepared by the Province of Manitoba's Department of Municipal Relations at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/pubs/election/candidates_guidebook-english_2022.pdf. It provides an overview of the election process in Manitoba, and outlines the general steps you need to take to run as a candidate in a municipal election.
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities has launched a Municipal Elections Resource Hub that features several resources and informational materials relevant to candidates. Also included is a series of testimonial videos from current and former municipal officials that highlight key considerations along with tips and advice for candidates.
The Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton has appointed Jan Larkin as the Senior Election Official (SEO).
Candidate Registration Starts: Reeve - May 1, 2022 / Councillors – June 30, 2022. All candidates must register before they can begin to accept contributions or spend money on their campaign. Candidates must fill out a Registration Form available from the municipality’s SEO. To register candidates must provide their name and address and identify the office they are seeking. After candidates are registered, they also have the right to canvass or distribute election material in the community.
Nomination Period: From September 14, 2022 to September 20, 2022. Registered candidates must file nomination papers and declaration forms, available from the SEO, in order to run in the election. The nomination forms will require the names, addresses and signatures of at least 25, or 1% (whichever is less) eligible voters in the ward (for councillors) or municipality (for reeve).
Withdrawal Deadline: September 21, 2022. Once nomination papers have been filed you may withdraw if you are no longer able to run. This decision should not be taken lightly and, as a result, candidates may only withdraw if the following two conditions are met: 1. Your withdrawal is signed in the presence of a witness and filed with the SEO no later than 24 hours after close of nominations. 2. There are enough candidates to fill the office you were seeking.
Election Day: October 26, 2022.
Filing of Election Finance Statements: No later than 210 days (May 24, 2023) after the election.