Canvassing During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving. The Town of Banff will be adhering to all municipal and provincial health measures and guidance for the 2021 municipal election to ensure the safety of our residents, candidates, and staff. Candidates are also responsible for following all provincial health measures and guidance documents throughout the election process. Below are links on where to find provincial health information as well as any election documents that the province may make available. Please note: this information is subject to change, so check back often.
- Government of Alberta Guidance Documents
Review Guidance for Canvassing and Campaigning under Sector Guidance.
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information for Albertans
Current situation, new public health measures, how to prevent the spread etc
- Government of Alberta: COVID-19 Orders and Legislation
Public health orders that provide details on provincial public health measures.
Candidates & Campaign Workers
While Out Campaigning
Candidates and campaign workers are allowed to canvas door-to-door and at stationary tables and booths in public places as long as they follow all public health orders, local bylaws (and any other election procedures of the municipality). The risk of spreading COVID-19 can be reduced by:
- Following social distancing rules.
- Wearing a mask.
- Not sharing materials such as printed campaign materials.
- Avoiding touching surfaces, such as doors and handles, whenever possible.
- Frequent hand sanitization, especially before or after touching surfaces.
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.
- Using plexiglass barriers when attending a stationary campaign booth or table,
- Supplying hand sanitizer at public campaign booths and tables.
Contact the Returning Officer, Libbey McDougall, via email or by phone at 403-762-1209.
Banff Town Hall
110 Bear Street
Box 1260, Alberta Canada,
Note: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.