The identification requirements for the 2015 Edmonton By-election.
Edmonton City Council and School District Trustee elections are held on the same day, use the same ballot and are overseen by the City’s Returning Officer.
Official Candidate List
The first step of the voting procedure is to provide identification, so be sure to bring authorized ID with you when you come to vote.
- Voting Eligibility
- Voter Identification
- Senior Accommodation Facilities
- Casting Your Ballot
- Official Candidates
- Candidate Forums
- Advance Voting
- Special (Mail-in) Ballots
- Voting Time for Employees
- Voting Frequently Asked Questions
Voting EligibilityTo be eligible to vote, you must:
- Present authorized identification (see below for ID requirements)
- 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
- be a resident in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding the election (April 23, 2013)
- not have already voted in the current election
New for 2013: Voter Identification
The identification requirements have changed for the 2013 Edmonton Election. In accordance with Section 53(1) of the 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 (e.g. employment insurance, old-age security or social assistance)
View the complete list of authorized identification that will be accepted at voting stations.
Senior Accommodation Facilities
On October 16 and 17, Edmonton Elections will set up on-site voting stations at facilities that are home to seniors with acute medical and mobility challenges who are unable to get regular voting stations.
Edmonton Elections will also coordinate mail-in ballot services for other senior residences and facilities. Residents can vote in the privacy of their homes with the mail-in ballots or choose to visit their community voting stations. Edmonton Elections staff are available to assist voters and facility coordinators. For more information on mail-in ballots, please contact us at 780-442-VOTE (8683).
View the seniors accommodation facilities voting station locations.
Casting Your Ballot
From locating your voting station to marking and casting your ballot, find out everything you need to know about the voting procedure.
Candidates elected to office in the 2013 Edmonton Election will serve a four-year term (2013-2017).
The 2013 Election will include races for:
- Chief Elected Official (Mayor): One (1) mayor candidate elected city-wide.
- Ward Councillors: One (1) councillor candidate is elected from each of the city’s 12 wards.
- Edmonton Public School Board Trustees: One (1) School Board Trustee candidate is elected from each of the 9 Public School District Wards.
- Edmonton Catholic Separate School District Trustee: One (1) School Board Trustee candidate is elected from each of the 7 Catholic Separate School District Wards.
Official Candidate List
The City of Edmonton will be hosting a series of candidate forums from September 30 to October 10, 2013. Candidate forums provide an opportunity to hear from each of the candidates in order to make an informed decision on Election Day. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and closed captioning services for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing will be provided at all candidate forums hosted by the City of Edmonton.
Learn more about the City Council and School Board Trustee candidate forums.
To help accommodate voters' schedules, Edmonton Elections is offering a number of Advance Voting opportunities in the two weeks preceding Election Day.
Learn more about the advance voting opportunities.
Special (Mail-in) Ballots
You may cast your vote using a Special (Mail-in) Ballot if you are an eligible voter and unable to make it to an Advance Vote or Election Day voting station because you are:
- Physically incapacitated
- Absent from the local jurisdiction (City of Edmonton).
- An election worker, candidate, official agent or scrutineer located at a voting station other than the one designated for your place of residence.
Request a Special (Mail-in) Ballot
Voting Time For Employees
An employee who is an eligible voter will, while the voting stations are open on Election Day, have 3 consecutive hours for the purpose of casting a vote.
Section 58, Local Authorities Election Act
Voting Frequently Asked Questions
An FAQ is available to answer additional questions about the 2013 Edmonton Election.