With the Alberta election set for Apr. 16, Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer Glen Resler has outlined some of the things you may want to know about the upcoming vote.
Resler says this election includes additional days for advance polling voting and the ability for all electors to vote at any advance poll location in the province using vote anywhere technology.
Here are just a few details and some contact information you may require leading up to and including election day, Tuesday, Apr. 16.
87 Returning Officer offices are now open across Alberta.
Here in Airdrie-Cochrane, Lorraine Romain is returning officer. Her office is located at 215B 100 Grande Blvd. Ph. 587-355-1223 Email: [email protected]
- In Banff-Kananaskis, west and south of Cochrane town limits, Shirley Kline is returning officer. Her office is located at 201 830 Main St. Canmore. Ph. 587-807-0658 Email: [email protected].
- For electors who are away during voting days, a mail-in special ballot is available effective immediately.
Candidate nominations end at 2 p.m. on March 29, 2019.
Advance Polls run Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (watch or more details on locations)
Who can vote and how?
Canadian citizens who reside in Alberta and are at least 18 years of age or older on election day are eligible to vote in the provincial general election.
Registering to vote can be completed right now through a self-service process online (voterlink.ab.ca) or by contacting the Elections Alberta Call Centre at 1-877-422-VOTE (8683).
The online process requires an Alberta Driver’s License or Identification Card to authenticate the identity of the elector. No identification is required when registering with the Call Centre. The Call Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Electors may also register at an advance poll or on Election Day by providing authorized identification containing their name and residential address in the electoral division.
A list of authorized identification is on the website: elections.ab.ca/voters/id-required-to-vote (click on “Voters” and then click on “ID required to vote”).
New electoral boundaries are also now in effect and will be reflected on the personalized Where-To-Vote cards mailed out to each registered elector prior to the advance polls. More information can be found online at elections.ab.ca/resources/2019-boundary-maps.
For more information about the provincial general election, visit elections.ab.ca, call toll free at 1-877-422-VOTE (8683)and on Facebook and Twitter.