Election 2017 Voter Info

Voter Info & Identification Requirements

One of the cornerstones of a strong democracy is the meaningful public discussion of issues and ideas based on up-to-date and accurate information. 

In order to vote on October 16, you must produce identification for inspection.  The identification must be one or more of the following (as required by section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act or local bylaw):

  • One piece of photo identification issued by a Canadian government which includes the elector's name and current address
  • Operator/Driver's License; Government Photo Identification Card (for non-driver's); or

One piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act that establishes the elector's name and current address.

  • Attestation of Identity and Residence issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution;
  • Attestation of Identity and Residence issued by the authorized representative of a shelter or soup kitchen;
  • Attestation of Residence issued by the authorized representative (landlord) of a commercial property management company;
  • Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a Supportive Living Facility;
  • Bank/Credit Card statement or personal cheque;
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university;
  • Government cheque or cheque stub;
  • Income/property tax assessment notice;
  • Insurance policy or coverage card;
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee;
  • One of the following, issued by the responsible authority of a shelter or soup kitchen: Attestation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits;
  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation;
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement;
  • Statement of government benefits, e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit;
  • Utility bill, e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water; and
  • Vehicle ownership or insurance certificate.

Contact the Elections Office

The local Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officers are appointed by Town Council. Theses roles are responsible for all matters pertaining to the local organization and operation of the 2017 Local Authorities Election, and for enforcement of provisions of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Candidate information and nomination forms for the 2017 Municipal Election are available online 24/7 or at the Town Office, 5018 Waghorn Street during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm). Questions about the Town of Blackfalds Municipal Election may be directed to:

Returning Officer / Deputy Returning Officers
Town of Blackfalds - Election Office
Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0

Phone: 403.885.6248
email: elections@blackfalds.com

Please Note: Information on this site provides an overview and is not a substitute for the detailed information contained in legislation. All candidates are responsible for ensuring they are aware of and understand the legislation and bylaws concerning elections, and the requirements for nomination.