Voters

Voter Information and Requirements

Eligibility to Vote

You are eligible to vote if you:

  • are at least 18 years old;
  • are a Canadian citizen; and
  • your place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction where you are voting on election day (example: you reside in the Town of Strathmore).

Voter Identification Requirements

Every elector who attends a voting station or applies for a special ballot must produce the following identification to be permitted to vote:

• One (1) piece of identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name, current address and age, OR

• One (1) piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act for the purposes of Section 95(1)(a)(ii) of that Act that establishes the elector’s name and current address,

• Any piece of identification deemed acceptable by the Minister of Municipal Affairs, which includes nay process provided for establishing the address of a person’s residence if the person produces identification that uses a non-residential address

Remember to bring identification that shows both your name and current address. See the list of Authorized Identification (pdf).

Voting Time for Employees

According to Section 58(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act, any employee who is eligible to vote has the right to three consecutive hours for voting while their voting station is open.

If the hours of an employee's employment do not allow for three consecutive hours, the employer shall allow the employee any additional time for voting in order to provide for the three consecutive hours. The additional time for voting is granted at the convenience of the employer.

No deduction in pay or any penalty will be imposed on an employee in order to provide the three consecutive hours to vote.

Example: if your normal workday begins at 2 p.m. you would not be eligible for paid time off since you had three hours prior to the start of your work day to vote; similarly, if your normal work day ends at 5 p.m., with voting stations closing at 8 p.m., you would have three uninterrupted hours in which to vote so you would not be eligible for paid time off.


A special note on COVID-19 precautions

The Government of Alberta has provided specific guidance to municipalities regarding public health guidelines during the 2021 Municipal Elections. As of September 29, 2021, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces. Voters are required to wear masks in the voting station.

The Town of Strathmore is taking action to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the 2021 Municipal Election. Thanks to everyone who is doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.


How can I Vote?

Election Day

Voting stations are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Monday October 18, 2021).

Voting takes place at the Strathmore Civic Centre -120 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, AB T1P 1E9. (view google map)

Special Ballots

You may apply for a Special Ballot, if you are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because:

  • of a physical disability;
  • you are absent from the local jurisdiction (example: away from Strathmore) or
  • you are an Election Officer.

Ballots will be mailed to voters after close of nominations and ballots are printed.

Fill out a Special Ballot Package Request Form and email to elections@strathmore.ca  or drop it off at 1 Parklane Drive 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Advance Voting

You can still vote even if you cannot make it to your voting station on Election Day. Advance voting is when you cast your ballot before the Election Day.

Civic Centre (120 Brent Boulevard) (view google map)

  • Friday October 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday October 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Incapacitated Voting

If you are unable to attend a voting station due to a physical incapacity, two election workers will come to your home to take your vote. You must submit the request form and submit it to the Returning Officer to make arrangements. The election office will then advise you whether your application has been accepted or rejected and inform you of the date and time of when the election workers will attend your home.

Please complete this form to request incapacitated voting arrangements

Institutional Voting

Voting stations will be set up in designated nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and similar facilities for the purpose of taking resident's votes. Contact us for more information at 403-934-3133 or elections@strathmore.ca.

 


 

 

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