Vote by mail for the 2021 General Election
As of Aug. 3, 2021, eligible voters can request a special (mail-in) ballot for the 2021 General Election until noon (12 p.m.) on Election Day (Oct. 18, 2021). In order to request a mail-in ballot, eligible voters must be unable to vote during the Advance Vote (Oct. 4-Oct. 10, 2021), or on Election Day, Oct. 18, 2021, due to:
- a disability or illness; or
- absence from their place of residence; or
- if they are an election worker, a candidate, campaign worker or scrutineer.
Requests for a mail-in ballot can be made through one of the following options:
- Online through electionscalgary.ca
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By telephone: 403-476-4100
- In person or by mail:
Elections Calgary office:
2340 22 Street N.E.
Ballots and information packages will be mailed to requestors in late September or can be picked up at the Elections Calgary office when ready. Requesters will be notified. Once received, voters need to follow the instructions to fill out the ballots and envelope, and return the package by mail, in person at the Elections Calgary office, or at one of the six secure drop boxes located throughout the city in late September (details will be outlined in the information package).
Ballots must be returned in the envelope provided and received by Elections Calgary no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2021, in accordance with the instructions.
Voters are also required to include a photocopy of an authorized form of identification with their mail-in ballots. A list of authorized identification can be found on electionscalgary.ca.
Oct. 18, 2021 is Election Day. Calgarians will elect a mayor, 14 councillors, 7 Calgary Board of Education trustees, and 7 Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division trustees, as well as vote on reintroducing fluoride to the municipal water system. A provincial ballot will also be included in the 2021 General Election to elect senators representing Alberta and to vote on referendum questions.
This election has some changes to ward boundaries. Voters are encouraged to make sure they know what ward they are voting in and learn more about added voting stations in their neighbourhoods with extended hours.
There are many ways to vote. Eligible voters are encouraged to visit electionscalgary.ca to see when and where they can vote in the 2021 General Election. A voter information card and guide will also be mailed to all households in the fall with more details.
For more information, candidates and eligible voters can visit electionscalgary.ca, or call (403)-476-4100.