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Voters elect:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
  • 1 Edmonton Catholic Schools Trustee for each of the 7 wards or 1 Edmonton Public Schools Trustee for each of the 9 wards

2021 Edmonton Election Candidate Lookup Tool and List


This lookup tool includes candidates who have completed the nomination process. This page will be updated by 9am every weekday.

It can take up to two business days for candidate names to be published if they have filed their nomination papers in person and up to five business days from the day of receipt if they have filed their nomination papers via mail. 

A complete list of candidates is available on Open Data.

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Edmonton Elections is not liable or responsible for the content found on third-party websites.

Who can Vote

You can vote in the upcoming Edmonton Election if you are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of Edmonton on Election Day

To determine if you are an Edmonton resident please review section 48 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

When to Vote

There will be multiple voting opportunities for you to vote in the upcoming Election:

  1. Election Day: October 18. Voting stations will be open from 9am until 8pm
  2. 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.
  3. 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 either:

a) identification issued by a Canadian government with your photo, name and current address, or

b) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer from this list

Aspiring Candidate Registration Livestream

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.

Voting in the Election | Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need identification to vote?

In order to vote, you must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes both your name and current residential address.

Examples of authorized identification include:

  • Alberta Driver’s Licence
  • Alberta Identification Card
  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque
  • Income/property tax assessment notice
  • Insurance policy or coverage card
  • Statement of government benefits (such as employment insurance, old-age security or social assistance)

This is in accordance with Section 53(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) and Section 95(1)(a)(ii) of the Election Act (EA).

Do I have to be on a voters list or a permanent electors list to vote?

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.

Is Edmonton Elections working to develop a voters list or a permanent electors list 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.

More information can be found in the Council memo.

Will Edmonton Elections host candidate forums in 2021?

Edmonton Elections is not hosting  candidate forums in 2021 and it will focus on its mandate of planning and executing the 2021 Edmonton Election.

A list of forums hosted by others will be shared on this page starting in July. 

If you are hosting a forum and would like your forum to be added to our website, you will be asked to fill out a Google form. The Google form will be available in early July.

If you are thinking of hosting a forum, stay tuned for additional information from us on best practices for hosting virtual forums and a list of links to existing resources.

For More Information

Edmonton Elections

16304 114 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5M 3R8




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