Requests for special ballot now accepted

September 11, 2017 10:21 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Individuals who are unable to vote on Election Day or during advance polls can still cast a ballot in the 2017 Election by way of Special Ballot.

Requests for a Special (mail-in) Ballot must be made in advance of Election Day. Requests can be made in writing, by telephone, fax, email, or in person at Red Deer City Hall. Ballots are mailed to voters after nominations close on September 19, 2017 and 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.

“We want as many citizens as possible to vote in the election.” said Frieda McDougall, Returning Officer. “Special Ballots are mail-in ballots made available to residents who are temporarily living outside of Red Deer during the election, like snowbirds or students away attending school. They are also available to those who are physically unable to get to a voting station, or require assistance voting.”

City of Red Deer electors are voting for the Mayor, eight City Councillors and seven Public or five Catholic School Board Trustees.

To be eligible to vote, an elector must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have lived in Alberta for the last six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day (since April 16, 2017) and a resident of the city of Red Deer on election day. Voters must provide proof of identification that shows both their name and current address.

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

Don’t just speak up, show up. Use your vote to be your voice. Show up for Red Deer.

 

For more information, contact:

Frieda McDougall
Returning Officer
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8132 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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