Voter Eligibility

TOB_Vote.jpgWho can vote?

Individuals can vote in the Town of Banff municipal election if they:
  • are at least 18 years old;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are a resident of Banff on Election Day (October 18, 2021); and
  • provide one of the authorized pieces of identification.  ID requirements for a municipal election are different than provincial and federal elections.  Make sure you know what is accepted in order to vote. 
If a candidate, a candidate's official agent, or a scrutineer believes a voter is not eligible to vote, an objection will be noted on the voting register. 

Residency Requirement

If you have more than one residence in Alberta, you must designate one place of residence.  Section 48 of the Local Authorities Election Act, provides more information on determining residency.

Individuals who own property or a business in Banff, but are not residents are not permitted to vote.