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Vote by mail for the 2017 Municipal Election

July 10, 2017 2:07 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Eligible voters are now able to request a Special Ballot for the 2017 Municipal Election to cast their vote by mail. 

Special Ballots are mail-in ballots made available to individuals physically unable to go to a voting station during the Advance Vote on September 30 and October 6, 7, 13 and 14 or on Election Day October 16 due to: disability; work or study away from home; or vacation. Election or campaign workers are also eligible for a Special Ballot should they be unavailable on any of these dates.

Requests for a Special Ballot can be made by:

  • Telephone: 403-342-8132
  • Fax: 403-346-6195
  • Email: elections@reddeer.ca
  • In person: City Hall, 2nd floor (4914-48 Ave)
  • By Mail:      Returning Officer
    The City of Red Deer
    Box 5008
    Red Deer, AB, T4N 3T4

Special Ballots must be returned in the envelope provided and received by the Returning Officer before 4:30 p.m. on Election Day, Monday, October 16, 2017. Special Ballots will not be accepted at Advance Vote or Election Day voting stations. For more information about Special Ballots see section 77.1 and 77.2 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

To be eligible to vote you must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Alberta for the last six (6) consecutive months (since April 16, 2017) and your place of residence is located in the area (e.g.: in Red Deer for City Council or Public School Trustee, or your ward for Catholic School Trustee) on Election Day. Voters will be asked to show identification that establishes both their name and current address. A full list of authorized identification is available at elections.reddeer.ca.For more information about the 2017 Municipal Election visit elections.reddeer.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Frieda McDougall
Returning Officer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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