You are eligible to vote if you:
In order to vote, you must prove your identity and address. There are three ways to do this:
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.
You may apply for a Special Ballot, starting July 1, 2021, if you are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because:
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 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021.
You can still vote even if you cannot make it to your voting station on Election Day. Advance voting is when you cast your ballot before the Election Day. Visit Advance Voting for dates and locations.
Advance Votes within the city of Red Deer offer technology that lets a person with a visual impairment vote independently.
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 the city of Red Deer offer technology that lets a person with a visual impairment vote independently.
Visit Advance Voting for dates and locations.
Contact us if you require additional information.
Any voter who is unable to attend a voting station on Election Day or advance voting station because of physical disability may be able to have election workers attend at their home during the hours an advance voting station is open, in order to take his or her vote.
You can contact us to apply for this service. This service can also be used if you are dependent on accessible transportation (Action Bus).
Voting stations will be set up in designated nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals and similar facilities for the purpose of taking resident's votes. Contact us for more information.
Voting stations are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Monday, October 18, 2021).
To find your voting station, visit Find My Voting Station.
Voting station listings, maps and Find My Voting Station will be available in Spring 2021.