Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All voting stations will be held at the Chestermere Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Drive)
If you are not available on any of the above days, you can apply to vote by special ballot. Please contact the Returning Officer at (587) 830-2842 to request a special ballot.
Who Can Vote
To vote in the Chestermere municipal election, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen
- have resided in Alberta since April 16 (for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day)
- have your place of residence* located in the City of Chestermere on Election Day.
- Show ID to verify your identity, name, age and address.
- In addition to showing identification, every elector, before voting, must complete a statement, in the prescribed form, that he/she is eligible to vote in that election and that she/he has not voted anywhere else.
* Residence is defined by the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) as 'the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return'. If you need more information on the rules of residence, please see section 48 of the LAEA.
- Before voting, every voter must produce identification and complete a statement that he/she is eligible to vote in that election and that he/she has not voted anywhere else.
- Then, each voter will be given a paper ballot.
- You can select up to six candidates for Council and one candidate for Mayor.
- You will indicate your choice by filling in a circle next to the name of the candidate of your choice.
- After you have completed selecting the candidates for whom you would like to vote, you will approach a machine, and feed your ballot into the machine.
- The machine will scan the ballot, count the votes and provide the results at the end of Election Day.
The Municipal Government Act gives municipalities in Alberta the authority to exist and govern their communities. It states that the purposes of municipalities are to:
- To provide good government.
- To provide services, facilities or other things that, in the opinion of council, are necessary or desirable for all or a part of the municipality.
- To develop safe and viable communities.
An elected Council establishes policy for the municipality. Council makes decisions in the form of bylaws or resolutions that receive a majority vote by members of Council. The Mayor does not have a veto for decisions.
Administration implements the policy direction of City Council.
- Building & Development Permits
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Community Programs for toddlers, youth, adults and seniors
- Community Support Services
- Economic Development
- Emergency Management
- Fire Services
- Garbage & Recycling
- Municipal Projects
- Parks & Pathways
- Long term Planning & Development
- Road Repair & Maintenance