There will be multiple voting opportunities for you to vote in the upcoming Election:
Election Day: October 18. Voting stations will be open from 9am until 8pm
Advance Voting: October 4 to 13, 1-7pm including Thanksgiving Monday (October 11). The number of Advance Voting Stations has been doubled to 12 or one per ward and voters are encouraged to vote in advance to avoid the busy crowds on Election Day.
Special ballot: According to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), special ballots are available to voters who are unable to vote at an Advance Voting station or on Election Day because of: disability, absence from the local jurisdiction (city of Edmonton) or being a Returning Officer, Deputy Returning Officer, Substitute Returning Officer, constable, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on Election Day at a voting station other than that of the voter’s place of residence. The application form is available at edmonton.ca/specialballot.
Where to Vote
Please use the Find Your Voting Station tool to find out where to vote during the Advance Vote period and on Election Day.
There is no voters list nor permanent electors list for the Edmonton Election. Voters must provide authorized identification at a voting station, such as an Alberta Driver's Licence or an Alberta Identification Card.
Instead, voters are required to fill out Form 13 Elector Register when they attend a voting station to confirm they meet the qualifications required to vote.
Developing and maintaining a voters list or permanent electors list requires both an initial investment and ongoing resources to ensure the list remains accurate and usable. It is anticipated that this list would lengthen the election planning process for future elections.
After the 2021 Edmonton Election is completed, including receipt of all disclosure statements and required reporting, Edmonton Elections will bring a report to Council in spring 2022 with a further analysis of the options Edmonton Elections is considering to develop a permanent electors list.
Section 49 of the Local Authorities Election Act(LAEA) outlines more details on the creation and maintenance of a voters list or permanent electors list.
Edmonton Elections is not hosting candidate forums in 2021 and it will focus on its mandate of planning and executing the 2021 Edmonton Election. A list of forums hosted by others is available at edmonton.ca/candidateforums. Candidates can monitor this list to ensure they are aware of the forums taking place and know who to contact if they would like to be involved.
If you are hosting a forum and would like it to be added to our website, we ask that you fill out a Google form. If you are thinking of hosting a forum, visit edmonton.ca/candidateforums to learn about best practices for hosting virtual forums and for a list of links to existing resources.