Voter Information

Voter Information

Voting Information
Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017. Voting stations will open at 10:00 a.m. and be open continuously until 8:00 p.m.
The location of the voting stations will be updated at a later date.

Voter Identification
Voter Identification is required by all voters. Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector's name and current address.

Voter Eligibility
You are eligible to vote if:
• you are 18 years of age or older
• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have resided in Alberta in the six (6) months immediately preceding Election Day
• you are a resident of the City of Cold Lake on Election Day
• you have acceptable voter identification
• you sign a declaration that you meet these qualifications
All voters must sign the voting register stating that they meet these qualifications before they will be given a ballot. There is no voter's list.
Note: Landed immigrants and British subjects are not eligible to vote.

Voter Identification
Voter Identification is required by all voters. Each voter must produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector's name and current address.

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification:
• Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial, or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current address.
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company.
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution. 
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve.
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution.
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless.
• Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
• Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque.
• Correspondence issued by a school, college, or university.
• Government cheque or cheque stub.
• Income/property tax assessment notice.
• Insurance policy or coverage card.
• Letter from a public curator, public guardian, or public trustee.
• Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions, or participation.
• Residential lease or mortgage statement.
• Statement of government benefits: eg. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit.
• Utility bill: eg. Telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas, or water.
• Vehicle ownership, registration, or insurance certificate.

If a voter's identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable proximity to the voting jurisdiction. An elected authority could, by bylaw, require additional verification or a combination of verification to establish the person's specific current address.

Where Do I Vote?
A voter is eligible to vote only at the voting station for the voting subdivision in which the voter's place of residence is located on Election Day. The City of Cold Lake does not have a ward system it has an at large system. This means that each member of City Council represents the City as a whole and not a particular neighbourhood.

Frequently Asked Questions about Municipal Elections.
Further information can be found at the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

Contact information:
Linda Mortenson, Returning Officer
Tracy Gagnier, Deputy Returning Officer
ph: 780-594-4494 ex. 7915 • cell: 780-201-9247
email: 2017election@coldlake.com