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.
More information can be found in the Council memo.