You are eligible to vote if you:
In order to vote, you must prove your identity and address.
Electors may vote after producing government issued identification containing the elector’s photograph, current address and name. Electors who are unable to produce government issued identification, must produce one piece of identification (as approved by Chief Electoral Commissioner under the Election Act) that establishes a person name and current address.
Not sure if you have the right identification? Review the Authorized Identification (pdf) list to confirm.
If you are only living in Red Deer temporarily (example: just for the school year) and you normally live in another community, plan to return home to vote or contact your home municipality for voting options.
According to section 58(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act, any employee who is eligible to vote has the right to three consecutive hours for voting while their voting station is open.
If the hours of an employee's employment do not allow for three consecutive hours, the employer shall allow the employee any additional time for voting in order to provide for the three consecutive hours. The additional time for voting is granted at the convenience of the employer.
No deduction in pay or any penalty will be imposed on an employee in order to provide the three consecutive hours to vote.
Example: if your normal workday begins at 2 p.m. you would not be eligible for paid time off since you had three hours prior to the start of your work day to vote; similarly, if your normal work day ends at 5 p.m., with voting stations closing at 8 p.m., you would have three uninterrupted hours in which to vote so you would not be eligible for paid time off.
A student is someone who:
If you are only living in Red Deer temporarily (e.g. just for the school year) and you normally live in another community, plan to return home to vote or contact your home municipality for voting options.
Advance Vote has now closed. Voters can attend one of eight voting stations on Election Day to cast their ballot.
Inside Red Deer:
Voting stations are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021).
Eligible voters can vote at any one of the following eight voting stations:
For a map of the voting stations, please click here.
Outside of Red Deer:
For a list of voting opportunities for the Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division outside the city of Red Deer:
You may apply for a Special Ballot, starting July 1, 2021 until 4:30 p.m. on October 18, 2021, if you are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because:
If you require further information on Special Ballots or wish to request one over the phone, please contact us.
Note: Ballots will be mailed to voters after close of nominations on Monday, September 20, 2021. If you are issued a Special Ballot, it must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 8 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021.
If a voter is unable to vote in the usual manner or requires assistance at any time, please speak to an election worker at the voting station. Advance votes within the city of Red Deer offer technology that lets a person with a visual impairment vote independently.
Contact us if you require additional information.
Eligible voters can cast their vote at a voting station of their choice during the Advance Vote or on Election Day.
For a list of voting stations, please click here.