How to vote

Election Day is Thursday, December 14th, and we’d like to do all we can to assist you in making it to the polls. Below you’ll see information related to when and how you can participate. But please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Campaign Office should you have any questions.

Who Can Vote

You are eligible to vote in the Calgary-Lougheed by-election if you live within the electoral division and you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older on Voting Day
  • Are a Canadian citizen
  • Have been ordinarily resident in Alberta for the six months immediately preceding Election Day
  • A current resident in the Calgary-Lougheed Electoral Division

When to Vote

Polls are open from 9am-8pm on the days listed below. We encourage you to vote early. You never know what the weather will be like on December 14th, so it’s best to tick this off your to-do list as soon as you can.

  1. You can vote prior to Election Day at the Advance Polls on:
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Friday, December 8, 2017
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
  1. Election Day is Thursday December 14, 2017
  2. You may vote using a Special Ballot if you are unable to vote at the advance polls or on polling day because you are:

  • Physically incapacitated
  • Away from your electoral division
  • Serving as an inmate
  • An election officer, candidate, official agent or scrutineer, or
  • Living in a remote area, as defined in the Election Act

Note: If using this option, you must complete your special ballot properly, include your identification, and return the ballot on time. Ballots returned late are rejected and will not be counted. If you request a special ballot, please ensure there is enough time to receive and return it. While requests can made by fax or email, the ballot cannot be sent electronically.

Where to Vote

Elections Alberta is currently finalizing the polling place locations. We will be sure to update this section as soon as we have the details, so please check back regularly.

You will also be able to find help locating your polling place, using Elections Alberta’s “Where Do I Vote” page.

How to Vote

You must be a registered voter to cast a ballot.

If you are not on the list of electors, you must provide identification proving your name and address to register. You can provide one piece of government-issued ID containing your photograph, your name, and current address (such as your Drivers Licence or Alberta Identification Card). Or, if you cannot provide government issued ID, you must provide two pieces of authorized ID. Both must have your name. One must have your current physical address.

Here is a list of acceptable identification documents.

Please contact us at 403-452-0860 if you require a ride to the polls.