There will be multiple voting opportunities for you to vote in the upcoming Election:
Election Day: October 18. Voting stations will be open from 9am until 8pm
Advance Voting: October 4 to 13, 1-7pm including Thanksgiving Monday (October 11). The number of Advance Voting Stations has been doubled to 12 or one per ward and voters are encouraged to vote in advance to avoid the busy crowds on Election Day.
Special (mail-in) ballot: Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day or at an Advance Voting station can vote by mail. Applications will be available in August. According to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), special ballots are available to voters who are unable to vote in the Advance Vote or on Election Day because: they have a physical disability, will be outside the jurisdiction on Election Day, or are an election worker who is working on Election Day at a voting station other than that the elector’s place of residence.
Where to Vote
More information on voting locations will be available in August.
What to Bring
When you visit a voting station you must bring a piece of identification that has your name and residential address.
Watch aspiring candidates who register in-person via the Edmonton Elections YouTube channel. The livestream will be active when there is an aspiring candidate booked to file their nomination papers weekdays between 9am and 3pm.
There is no voters list nor permanent electors list for the Edmonton Election. Voters must provide authorized identification at a voting station, such as an Alberta Driver's Licence or an Alberta Identification Card.
Instead, voters are required to fill out Form 13 Elector Register when they attend a voting station to confirm they meet the qualifications required to vote.
Developing and maintaining a voters list or permanent electors list requires both an initial investment and ongoing resources to ensure the list remains accurate and usable. It is anticipated that this list would lengthen the election planning process for future elections.
After the 2021 Edmonton Election is completed, including receipt of all disclosure statements and required reporting, Edmonton Elections will bring a report to Council in spring 2022 with a further analysis of the options Edmonton Elections is considering to develop a permanent electors list.
Section 49 of the Local Authorities Election Act(LAEA) outlines more details on the creation and maintenance of a voters list or permanent electors list.