Did you know?
- You can now vote at any Advance Polling station across the province?
- You can vote at the returning office any day of the election?
- You can register to vote when you arrive at the polling station?
Some of Alberta’s election rules have changed. Find out more on how best to prepare to vote below.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
To be eligible to vote, you must be
- a Canadian citizen
- at least 18 years of age
- an ordinarily resident in Alberta
You must be a registered voter to cast a ballot – BUT remember you can register when you arrive at a polling station, just be sure to bring the proper ID.
If you are not on the list of electors, you must provide identification proving your name and address to register. To do so, 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.
Find a complete list of authorized ID options is available here.
THREE WAYS TO VOTE
1 – On Election Day
Election Day is Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Polls are open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2 – At the Advance Polls
There are five days of Advance Polls which are open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily on:
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
You can now vote at any Advance Polling station in Alberta. Whether you’re visiting another part of the province or working somewhere else in Alberta, you can visit the Advance Polling station nearest you. A full list of Advance Polls will be available soon at: https://www.elections.ab.ca/
3 – By Special Ballot
Needing another option? You can use a Special Ballot now. Special Ballots are already available in person at your local Returning Office or by mail.
You may vote using a Special Ballot if you are unable to vote at the advance polls or on Election Day if you are:
- away from your electoral division
- physically incapacitated
- an inmate
- an election officer, candidate, official agent or scrutineer, or
- living in a remote area, as defined in the Election Act
You can receive a special ballot in two ways:
1. Apply online to receive a special ballot in the mail: https://specialballot.elections.ab.ca/
2. Show up to your local returning office and complete the ballot in person. Find your returning office address here:https://www.elections.ab.ca/current-election-information/returning-offices/
If you have any questions you can always call the Elections Alberta voter information centre toll free at 1-877-422-8683.