It’s that time again, voters! The 31st annual Alberta Election is here and they’re set to take place this May but you’ll need to take note of a few things before you cast your ballot.
“We are excited to welcome Albertans back to the polls this month,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler.
“Returning Officers have been appointed, and we are in the process of recruiting and training nearly 20,000 Election Officers to conduct voting in the 87 electoral divisions across the province.”
Scheduled to take place on Monday the 29th, Canadian citizens age 18 or older will be eligible to vote as long as they currently reside within the province – but there’s a bit more to it.
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It’s official — Alberta’s Provincial General Election is on May 29. 📣 Make your voice heard. Vote on Election Day, in advance, or by mail.
For all the ways to vote, where to vote, candidates running in your area, and more, visit: https://t.co/YIK762Jcnx #MyVoiceCountsAB pic.twitter.com/eWsnQKqXH0
— Elections Alberta (@ElectionsAB) May 1, 2023
First, you’ll need to register by contacting Elections Alberta, alerting their local returning office before Saturday, May 20th at 4 pm or by heading to your assigned voting place on election day.
Once you’ve done this, it’ll be important to do your research and pick a candidate. If you’re unsure of who to back this year, consider using the Alberta voter compass, which you can find here.
Lastly, you’ll need to head to your designated station and provide one of the following:
- Providing one piece of government-issued photo ID, including the voter’s full name, current address, and a photo.
- Providing two pieces of ID containing the voter’s full name and one that lists their current physical address.
- Having another registered elector with identification that resides in their voting area vouch for them.
- Having an authorized signatory complete an attestation form.
If, of course, you’d like to do so early, advanced voting for the Alberta Election will begin on Tuesday, May 23rd and will end on Saturday the 27th.
As for the results? These will be announced on Thursday, June 8th at 10 am MST – so stay tuned.
Get out there and let your voices be heard, Alberta! It’s oh so important!
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