October is here and with it comes an opportunity to vote in the upcoming municipal election.
16 candidates have registered to run for City Council positions, and voters will also have the opportunity to cast their ballot for a Senate election and a provincial referendum.
Voting Days are:
- Sunday, October 3rd
- Monday, October 4th
- Wednesday, October 13th
- Saturday, October 16th
- Monday, October 18th
All voting will take place at the Chestermere Recreation Centre from 8am to 8pm each day. No reason is required to vote early.
To vote in the Chestermere municipal election, you must:
- be at least 18 years of age;
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be an Alberta resident for 6 consecutive months prior to Election Day;
- have your place of residence* located in the City of Chestermere on Election Day;
- Show ID to verify your name and address. (See Chestermere.ca/election for acceptable forms of ID); and
- Complete a statement confirming that you are eligible to vote and that you have not previously voted in this election.
* 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.
Please note that construction in the area on October 3 and October 4 may cause traffic delays and planning for extra time getting to the Rec Centre is recommended.
More information about the candidates, voting process and required voter ID can be found at www.chestermere.ca/election.