Notice of Election

The Notice of Election will be posted after the Returning Officer has declared an election (after September 20, 2021).

Voting Process

Voter Eligibility
The County encourages you to exercise your right to vote.  You are eligible to vote if you meet all of the following requirements:
1. You must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, a resident of Alberta, and a resident of the Division in which you are voting on Election Day (October 18, 2021).
2.  You must produce valid identification to prove your identity and place of residence.  See below for new rules regarding vouching for an elector.

To review the list of valid identification documents, click here.

You may only vote at the voting station assigned to the Division in which you live.  Scroll down for the list of voting station locations.

Voter Identification 
When you attend a regular voting station, an Advance Vote, or request a special ballot, you must produce valid identification to prove your identity and place of residence in addition to signing the Elector Register.

Click here for a list of valid identification documents.  Only one proof of identity is required, but the identification must show BOTH the name and address of each voter.

Note that a driver’s license is an acceptable form of identification even if it specifies a postal box # as your address.  Provided that the town/village shown on your driver’s license is reasonable with respect to the division in which you are voting, it will be accepted as valid ID.

For example, if you are voting in Division 3 and your driver’s license indicates “Box xx, Ryley or Box xx, Holden”, you will be allowed to vote.  If you are voting in Division 3 and your driver’s license indicates “Box xx, Camrose”, the election official may not consider this reasonable, and may ask for additional identification.

NEW in 2021 !
If you are not able to produce one piece of valid identification, another elector may vouch for you.

The person who vouches for you must be an elector and be able to produce their own valid identification (i.e. he/she was not vouched for themselves).

A scrutineer may not vouch for you.

An elector may not vouch for you if they have already vouched for another person, unless they are vouching for electors who share the same place of residence.

If you have questions regarding valid ID or the vouching process, please contact the Returning Officer, Margaret Jones, at 780-663-3730.

Voting Stations
Voting stations will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Election Day (October 18, 2021) at the following locations:

Division 1             (to be determined closer to Election Day)
Division 2             (to be determined closer to Election Day)
Division 3             (to be determined closer to Election Day)
Division 4             (to be determined closer to Election Day)
Division 5             (to be determined closer to Election Day)

Voting Opportunities

Election Day
Monday, October 18, 2021.  Hours of voting are 8 am to 8 pm.
You may vote at the Voting Station for the Division in which you reside (see Voting Stations section above).

Advance Vote
Advance voting dates, times, and locations will be announced at a later date.

Special Ballots
You may vote by Special Ballot if you are unable to vote at either an Advance Vote or on Election Day due to physical disability or absence from the County.

Requests for a Special Ballot may be made in writing, by fax (780-663-3602), or in person at the Beaver County Services Centre (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).  Click here for the Request for Special Ballot form (coming soon).

You will receive detailed instructions for the completion and return of the Special Ballots.  A copy of a valid piece of identification will be required.

The Special Ballots must be returned to the Returning Officer no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, October 15, 2021.  Late or post-dated Ballots will NOT be accepted.  If requesting that the Special Ballots be mailed to you, please submit your request in sufficient time for processing and mailing.