Election Day for Candidates

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021. 


As a Candidate you can expect the following:TOB_Candidate.jpg

  • Election day voting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
  • Tabulators are used to process ballots and count results.
  • You can appoint scrutineers to observe the voting process and tabulation of results. 

See the For Voters  page for more information. 

Campaign Activities

Campaigning or campaign materials (e.g. buttons, signs, cars with advertising, t-shirts) are not permitted in voting stations or  to be visible from voting station property on voting days,

When to Expect Results

Unofficial results will be published on the Town of Banff elections page as they become available after the close of voting stations on Election Day. 

Official results will be available on the the Town of Banff's election page by noon on Friday, October 22, 2021. 

Recounts

Returning Officer Recount

A candidate or an official agent or a scrutineer for a candidate may request the Returning Officer do a recount within the 44 hours after the close of voting stations. The request can be no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021, under the LAEA Section 98(1)(a).

The reasons for this type of request for a recount are very specific under the LAEA. The individual requesting the recount must show grounds to believe that the record of the result of the count of votes at a voting station is inaccurate. These grounds must be considered reasonably by the Returning Officer.

If an authorized individual wants to request a recount under this section, the individual must notify the Returning Officer as soon as possible because of the length of time required to complete the recount.

A Candidate or Agent Requests a Recount

A candidate or an official agent or a scrutineer for a candidate may request the Returning Officer do a recount within the 44 hours after the close of voting stations. The request can be no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021, under the LAEA Section 98(1)(a).

The reasons for this type of request for a recount are very specific under the LAEA. The individual requesting the recount must show grounds to believe that the record of the result of the count of votes at a voting station is inaccurate. These grounds must be considered reasonably by the Returning Officer.

If an authorized individual wants to request a recount under this section, the individual must notify the Returning Officer as soon as possible because of the length of time required to complete the recount.

Notification of Candidates of a Recount

The affected candidates are notified Tuesday afternoon, October 19, 2021, or a recount called by Returning Officer.  Candidates must receive 12 hours notice from the Returning Officer.  If there is a potential recount, candidates are requested to ensure the Returning Officer how to reach them Tuesday afternoon.

Time and Location of Recounts

Recounts, if required, begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021.  If required, the count will continue outside of normal working hours.

Who can be Present at a Recount

Candidates or their official agent or a scrutineer are encouraged to be present during the ballot recount. Only the candidate or one representative may be present at a time.

The only other persons entitled to attend the recount are workers involved in the process. 

Recount Procedures

The procedure for the recount are the same as for Election Day.  The Ballot Account for the voting station is changed by the Returning Officer, if required, after the recount.

Judicial Recounts

An elector may apply for a judicial recount.  LAEA covers judicial recounts,  It is suggested that legal advice be obtained on these sections, if a judicial recount is being considered.  The Returning Officer will not provide guidance on these sections of the LAEA.

Questions?

Contact the Returning Officer, Libbey McDougall, via email or by phone at 403-762-1209.

Election Office
Banff Town Hall
110 Bear Street
Box 1260, Alberta Canada,
 T1L 1A1

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.