The 2017 Municipal Election has launched and the candidates are hitting the campaign trail for the next four weeks! On their journey to election day, October 16, 2017, candidates will be busy meeting fellow residents and discussing some of the hot button issues in the community.
The City of St. Albert is ensuring all residents and eligible voters have access to the information they need to know regarding candidates, voting, the ballot, and the ballot question. You can access all of the information you need on the City’s website at stalbert.ca/election.
A total of 41 candidates are running for the offices of:
- St. Albert Mayor (3),
- St. Albert City Councillor (25),
- Catholic School Trustee for Ward 1 of the Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic District No. 734 (6), and
- Public School Trustee for the St. Albert Public School District 5565 (7).
Voting takes place through special ballots, institutional votes, advance voting and Election Day. When a voter arrives to cast a vote, he or she will be asked to swear or affirm that he or she:
- is at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day (October 16, 2017),
- is a Canadian citizen,
- has resided in Alberta for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day (since April 16, 2017),
- is a resident of St. Albert on Election Day, and
- has not already voted in the election.
Also, in order to vote, an elector must produce acceptable identification that establishes the elector’s name and current address. Voting stations are distributed around the City.
Electors also have the chance to cast their vote on three potential capital projects: a branch library, a 6th sheet of ice, and an additional aquatic space, all of which are on the City’s 10-Year Capital Plan. On the ballot, electors will see three questions, one question for each capital project. For each question, an elector can mark either Yes or No to indicate whether they support further planning for the capital project.
Election Day is October 16, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The results of the election will be posted on the City’s website at approximately 9 p.m.
After October 16, successful candidates will be very busy with orientation on the role of Councillor. The organizational meeting will take place on October 30, 2017 and the first regular Council meeting with take place on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2 p.m.
For more information visit the City website at stalbert.ca/election.
Last edited: September 22, 2017