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Calgary municipal election: How and where to vote

Calgarians head to the polls Monday to vote in the municipal election, choosing a new mayor and voting in two referendums and a plebiscite.

Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Where do I vote?

Eligible Calgarians can cast a ballot at their designated polling station.

If you are unsure of where your voting station is, you can use your address to look up your station here.

What do I need to bring?

When you go to vote, remember to bring government-issued ID, your voter statement, and a mask.

Valid government ID includes anything with your name and current address, including driver’s licenses, government cheques or stubs, Income/property tax assessment notice, or a statement of government benefits.

For anyone without those documents, you can vote with a signed attestation form or have someone vouch for you.

Find a full list of accepted IDs, vouching details, and a printable attestation form here.

What am I voting on?

When you receive your ballot, you’ll be asked to choose a councillor for your ward, a new mayor, and a school board trustee.

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There’s also a plebiscite in Calgary on whether or not the city should reintroduce fluoride to drinking water.

Previous polls on the plebiscite suggest most Calgarians already have their minds made up and there could be a majority voting in favour of fluoridation.

On top of that, you’ll also find two referendum questions from the provincial government: one on equalization and one on daylight saving time.


The first question asks whether you believe equalization payments should be removed from the Constitution and the second asks if Alberta should move to daylight saving time permanently.

Albertans seem split on those two topics, according to the latest poll from Leger.

Some waits at polling stations expected, says city

The city will have COVID-19 protocols in place, like sanitization stations, masking rules, and physical distancing wherever possible.

As a result of that–and all of the things Calgarians will be voting on– the city says there may be some waits at polling stations.

“I think it’s reasonable that we will expect some wait times, in light of the social distancing measures that we have to put in place. In order to support efficient voting, we have increased the number of election workers as well,” said Return Officer Kate Martin in a previous interview.

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