- are at least 18 years old;
- are a Canadian citizen;
- have resided in Alberta since April 21st, 2013;
- are a resident of Calgary on Election Day;
- and provide an authorized piece of ID
Did you know? Nearly 12% of Calgarians aged 18 and over are not Canadian citizens. Usually they are temporary or permanent residents who pay taxes but have no voting rights.
If eligible, you can vote for the following positions for the 2013-2017 term: Mayor (elected city-wide), Councillor (formerly Alderman), and, depending on which school system your taxes go to, Calgary Public School Board Trustee or Calgary Separate School Board Trustee. The standard method of voting is to go to your assigned voting station on October 21st. You may also vote at an advance poll on October 9-13, 15, or 16.
A list of voting stations is available on the City of Calgary's election website. The list will also be in the 2013 general election brochure that will be delivered to each household in October.
You have the option of requesting a mail-in (special) ballot if you are physically incapacitated, out of town, or working on election day. Those who are hospital inpatients or residents of care facilities can vote in their facilities on election day. Blind and visually impaired electors have the opportunity to use blind voter templates during the advance vote.