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.
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.
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.