Calgary, AB,

Vote by mail for the 2017 Municipal election


As of July 1, eligible voters can request a Mail-in (Special) ballot for the 2017 Municipal Election to vote by mail. Individuals who are physically unable to go to a voting station to vote because of a disability or illness, individuals who are working, vacationing or studying away from their place of residence, as well as election or campaign workers can request a Mail-in (Special) ballot if they are unable to vote during the Advance Vote, October 4-11 (excluding Thanksgiving), or on Election Day, October 16.

There are many ways to vote. Eligible voters are encouraged to visit to see when and where they can vote in the 2017 Municipal Election.

Requests for a Mail-in (Special) ballot can be made through one of the following options:

  • Online through and submit an online ballot form
  • Telephone – 403-476-4100 (option 2)
  • Fax – 403-476-4101
  • In person – at the Elections & Census Office at 1103 55 Avenue N.E.
  • Mail – write the Returning Officer at:
    The City of Calgary
    Election & Census Office1103 55 Avenue N.E.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2E 6W1

Eligible voters will have the option to select an early mailing or pick-up option. If an early mailing option is selected, voters will receive their Mail-in (Special) ballot package before September 18, 2017 (Nomination Day), but it will not include the candidate list. If electors choose this option, it is their responsibility to have access to the internet after September 19, 12 (noon), to view the official candidates and complete their Mail-in (Special) ballot.

Otherwise, ballots and information packages will be mailed to requestors beginning September 19, 2017, following Nomination Day. Ballots must be returned in the envelope provided and received by Elections Calgary no later than 8:00 p.m. on October 16, 2017, in accordance with the instructions.

Voters are also required to include a photocopy of an authorized form of identification with their Mail-in (Special) ballot. A list of authorized identification can be found on

October 16, 2017 is Election Day for all eligible voters. This Election will have significant changes to ward boundaries. Voters are encouraged to make sure they know what ward they will be voting in. Calgarians will elect the Mayor, 14 Councillors, 7 Calgary Board of Education trustees, and 7 Calgary Catholic School District trustees.

For more information, candidates and eligible voters can visit, or call (403)-476-4100 (option 2).