Property managers should review Sections 52 and 156 of the Local Authorities Election Act which refer to access for campaigners and campaigning that may occur in multi-unit residences, including apartment buildings, condo buildings and mobile home parks.
Please be aware that it is an offence under Section 156 of the LAEA to obstruct a candidate or campaign worker if they present an authorized Form 11: Candidate or Official Agent Proof of Identification for Section 52 Access or Form 12: Campaign Worker Proof of Identification.
Candidates and their official agents are advised to obtain Form 11 authorized by the Returning Officer for the City of Edmonton before accessing multi-unit buildings for campaign purposes. These authorized forms should be presented when requested by the property manager or resident.
Candidates should issue Form 12 to campaign workers. This confirms that the individual is campaigning on behalf of an official candidate.
Edmonton Elections advises candidates to connect with property managers prior to embarking on campaign activities in multi-unit buildings or mobile home parks.
Property managers are asked to work with candidates and their designates to accommodate campaign activities in multi-unit residences. This may involve the distribution of campaign literature, where permitted by the property manager, and door knocking, when safe to do so.
Campaigning should only take place in common areas of a multi-unit residence. Candidates are not entitled to access private residences or secure sections of a building, such as storage areas or private offices. Candidates must comply with public health measures and physical distancing and masking requirements at all times.