A total of 984 people have already cast their ballots at the first two advance polls in the town council/school trustee election, a 45 per cent climb from 2017.

A total of 442 people voted yesterday when polls opened for four hours at the Cochrane RancheHouse, up from 279 in 2017. 

On the first day of advance polls on Oct. 9, 542 people cast their ballots, up from 398.

The third advance poll is being held tomorrow, Thursday. Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cochrane RancheHouse. The final advance poll is on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the gymnasium of the SLS Family Sports Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On election day, Monday, October 18, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Returning officer Jaylene Knight says all polling stations are required to follow the mandatory mask and social distancing requirements as outlined by the province and that all deputy returning officers will be masked and sitting behind plexiglass barriers at all polling stations.

On election day, polling stations will be located at the Frank Wills Memorial Hall, Cochrane Alliance Church, and Cochrane RancheHouse. Where you vote is determined by where you reside in Cochrane.

A brief description is provided below, but for specific details on locations, ID requirements, and more, visit here.

Besides the election of councillors and school trustees, Albertans are being asked to participate in referendums on equalization payments and daylight savings. They will also select three Senate nominees. There is no requirement for the Prime Minister to accept the Senate nominations put forward by the province.

Polling station mapNot sure where you vote on election day? The town has prepared this overview. If any questions remain, please refer to the town's election website for more details.