1. What is a municipal election? What will I be voting on?Permanent link to What is a municipal election? What will I be voting on?
Municipal elections give residents the opportunity to vote on who they want to represent them as their Mayor, ward Councillor, and school board trustee(s) (Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic Schools).
A person is eligible to vote if they are:
- 18 years of age or older,
- A Canadian citizen,
- A resident of Alberta and their place of residence is located in Strathcona County on Election Day.
A voter must be a resident of the ward in which they intend to vote. The link below can be used to find the ward in which a voter resides:
Prior to Election Day, voters will receive a “Where to Vote” card in the mail. Voters can also contact the Election Office.
What options do I have to vote?
Strathcona County offers voters several ways to vote if a voter cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. Voters can cast their ballots during the advance vote period prior to Election Day, or by requesting a special ballot. Residents of dwellings such as nursing homes and senior’s residences will have the ability to vote at these facilities on Election Day.
How can I request a special ballot?
Special ballots are provided to voters who are unable to vote at an advance vote or at a voting station on Election Day because of:
- physical incapacity,
- absence from the local jurisdiction, or
- being a returning officer, deputy returning officer, constable, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on election day at a voting station other than that for the elector’s place of residence.
Voters may request a special ballot by contacting the Election Office.
Do I need to be registered to vote?
No, Strathcona County does not create a voters/ electors list. To vote, simply bring an accepted piece of identification listed below.
8. What types of I.D. can be used to vote?Permanent link to What types of I.D. can be used to vote?
Voters can use any piece of I.D. authorized under the Local Authorities Election Act, or authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act. See the link below for a list of the accepted forms of identification:
An Elector who has shown valid identification and signs the appropriate declaration can vouch for an elector who does not have identification.
For further questions on the permitted forms of I.D., please contact the Election Office.
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