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Election 2021

Notice-of-acclamation-Media-Release

No Municipal Election will be held on October 18, 2021 due to Acclimations


 Alberta Senate Election

The Province of Alberta has issued an election proclamation for the upcoming Senate Election, which is to be held in conjunction with municipal elections in October of this year. To obtain further information on the Alberta Senate Election, you may contact their office at 1-877-422-8683 or by email at info@elections.ab.ca

 Referendum Questions on behalf of the Government of Alberta

On August 9th, 2021, Orders in Council were issued for two referendum questions to be voted on during the local elections on October 18th, 2021.

The questions are as follows:

1.  Should Section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982-Parliament and the Government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments, be removed from the constitution?

2.  Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Senate and Referendum Proclamation


Voting Information

ELECTION DAY

Monday, October 18, 2021.

Voting stations open at: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Senate Election | Referendum Questions

Room 100, 10209 – 109 st (Provincial Building) Fairview, Alberta

Voter Identification

Voter Identification is required by all voters. Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector’s name and current address.

Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote if:

  • you are 18 years of age or older
  • you are a Canadian Citizen
  •  you have resided in Alberta in the six (6) months immediately preceding Election Day
  •  you are a resident of the Town of Fairview on Election Day
  •  you have acceptable voter identification
  •  you sign a declaration that you meet these qualifications

All voters must sign the voting register stating that they meet these qualifications before they will be given a ballot. There is no voter’s list. Note: Landed immigrants and British subjects are not eligible to vote.

Voter Identification

Voter Identification is required by all voters. Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector’s name and current address.

In order to vote in the upcoming senate elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification:

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial, or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current address.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless.
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Bank/credit card statement or a personal cheque.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college, or university.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Income/property tax assessment notice.
  • An insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian, or public trustee.
  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions, or participation.
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Statement of government benefits: eg. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit.
  • Utility bill: eg. Telephone, public utility commission, television, hydro, gas, or water.
  • Vehicle ownership, registration, or insurance certificate.

If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable proximity to the voting jurisdiction. An elected authority could, by bylaw, require additional verification or a combination of verification to establish the person’s specific current address.

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Where Do I Vote?

A voter is eligible to vote only at the voting station which will be located in the Council Chambers, Room 100 in the Provincial Building at 10209-109 Street in Fairview Alberta.

Further information can be found at the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

Contact information:
Charity Croker, Returning Officer
ph: 780-835-5461 • email: legislative@fairview.ca

FAQ

Will you be asking for proof of vaccination?

No.

What safety measures will be in place?

  • The polling station will be restricted to 3 voters at a time.
  • Voters will be asked to sanitize on entry.
  • Election staff will be masked at all times.
  • Registration tables will have screens.
  • Single use pencils will be used for marking ballots.
  • Tables, chairs, and pens will be sanitized between use.
  • Masks are required.

If I am not wearing a mask, will I still be able to vote?

Yes! You cannot be denied your right to vote if you are not wearing a mask. Polling staff will not be asking for proof of exemption.