2017 Municipal Election: what you need to know for fall

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Leduc’s eligible voters in the upcoming municipal election will have a few options in how they cast their ballot this fall. Returning Officer Sandra Davis says this municipal election will offer new and updated methods for voters, such as electronic vote tabulators and mail-in ballot.

“Participating in Leduc’s municipal election is an opportunity for citizens to shape the direction of this community for today and for future generations,” says Davis. “The new efficiencies we’re introducing are designed to assist voters.”

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be 18 and older
  • Must be a resident of Alberta for six months before the election and a resident of the City of Leduc on Election Day

VOTING METHODS

  • Special Ballot (mail-in) is available to eligible voters unable to attend a voting station during Advanced Vote (Oct 12 and 14) or on Election Day (Oct. 16) for one of the following reasons: physically incapacitated, absent from the City of Leduc or an election worker/official. All Special Ballots will be issued after Nomination Day and must be received by the Returning Officer before 7 p.m., Oct. 16, 2017.
  • Institutional voting stations will be set up at five city locations: Salem Manor, Extendicare Leduc, Leduc Hospital, Planeview Manor, and Lifestyle Options.
  • Advanced vote will take place Oct. 12, 2017, noon – 8 p.m. at the Leduc Civic Centre, and Oct. 14, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
  • Election Day is Oct. 16, 2017 and with seven voting stations assigned to neighbourhoods. Click here for the map.

For more information on the election (Leduc.ca/election) or to see if you’re eligible for Special Ballot, please contact the Returning Officer:

  • Phone: 780-980-7132
  • Email: election@leduc.ca
  • In person: Leduc Civic Centre (1 Alexandra Park)
  • By mail: Attention Returning Officer, C/O City of Leduc, 1 Alexandra Park, Leduc, Alta., T9E 4C4

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Mariann McLaughlin, Corporate Communications
780–980–7171
mmclaughlin@leduc.ca