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The next General Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Do I need ID to vote?

In accordance with Section 53(1), Local Authorities Election Act (Proof of Elector Eligibility) and Section 95(1)(a)(ii) of the Election Act (Declaration Procedure), 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 (ie employment insurance, old-age security or social assistance)

View the complete list of authorized identification that will be accepted at voting stations.

Do I have to be on the voter's list to vote? I have not been enumerated yet. Can I vote?

There is no voter's list in Edmonton for City Council and School Board Trustee elections. Voters must provide authorized identification at the voting station, such as an Alberta driver's license or an Alberta Identification Card.

In addition, all voters are required to sign a statement (Form 8 - Voting Register) when they attend the voting station to confirm they meet the qualifications required to vote.

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • present authorized identification
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be a resident of a ward within the city of Edmonton on Election Day (October 16, 2017)
  • have resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding the election (April 10, 2017)
  • not have already voted  in the current election

All voters must sign the voting register stating that they meet these qualifications and provide satisfactory authorized identification before they will be given a ballot. 

Where or how do I register to vote? How do I pick up a Form 8 - Voting Register?

All voters complete the Form 8 - Voting Register at their corresponding voting station. Voters do not need to (and cannot) register in advance.

I live out of town but I work or own a business in the city. Can I vote?

Only permanent residents of the city of Edmonton can vote in the General Election.

A residence is the place where you live and sleep, and the place that you intend to return to after an absence; not where you work. If you live, sleep and return to two places, you may vote at only one location. You may choose the location where you would like to vote.

When will I know who the official candidates for the election are?

Under the Local Authorities Election Act and the Election Bylaw, candidates can only submit their nomination forms and deposit on Nomination Day (September 18, 2017) between the hours of 9am and noon. It is only after this time that candidates can be confirmed.

How do we mark the ballot in the General Election?

To mark the ballot fill in the oval that corresponds to the candidate that you want to vote for.

How many candidates can I vote for?

You can vote for one candidate for Mayor, one candidate for Councillor, and one candidate for either an Edmonton Public School District Trustee or an Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee. A maximum of three votes can be cast on a valid ballot.

Can I complete only a portion of the ballot?

Yes. The voting tabulators can accept ballots that are under voted. Under voted ballots are those ballots that have less votes than indicated for that election.

Why are no political parties listed on the ballot?

In municipal elections, candidates do not represent political parties.

When should we begin to see results on election nights, and when should they be completed?

Unofficial results are posted on the City of Edmonton website at www.edmonton.ca/election when they become available after 8pm on election night.

Where will we be able to see official results?

Official results can be viewed at Office of the City Clerk (3rd Floor, City Hall), at the Information Desk on the Main Floor of City Hall, or on our website at www.edmonton.ca/election starting Friday following Election Day (October 20, 2017). 

Election Day Starts at 9AM

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For More Information

City of Edmonton
Elections and Census Office

16304 - 114 Avenue
Edmonton, AB 
T5M 3R8

Telephone 780-496-8008
Fax 780-498-7058
Email elections@edmonton.ca
Website http://edmonton.ca/election

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