Are you eligible to vote in Chestermere?
To vote in the Chestermere municipal election, you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be a Canadian citizen
- have resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day
- have your place of residence located in the City of Chestermere on election day.
- Show government issued photo 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.
Voter Identification Required
As per the Voter Identification Bylaw, all persons in the City of Chestermere MUST show government issued photo identification to verify their identity, name, age, and address. Those who do not bring sufficient identification will not be allowed to vote.
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 he/she has not voted anywhere else.
For the October 2017 election, voters will be given a paper ballot. They will choose up to six candidates for Council. 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. If you have any questions on the voting machines, please contact City Hall.