For Voters


TOB_Vote.jpgThe next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021.


 
Electors will have the opportunity to vote for:
  • The Mayor of Banff (1)
  • Banff Town Councillors (6)    

Who can vote?



To be eligible to vote, you must be:
  • At least 18 years old
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of Alberta on Election Day
  • A resident of Banff on Election Day
  • Provide one of the authorized pieces of identification

Identification Requirements


All voters must produce identification that shows their name and address of residence. Identification that includes either a Banff residential address or a Banff post office box number will be accepted.  Photo identification is not a requirement.

Government issued identification 
  • Alberta Operator's (Drivers) Licence; or
  • Alberta Identification Card; or
Government issued documents
  • Government cheque of cash stub; or
  • Income or property tax assessment notice; of
  • Statement of government benefits (for example. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit); or
School, college, or university documents
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; or
Other documents
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque; or
  • Insurance policy or coverage card;
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee; or
  • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation; or
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement*; or
  • Utility bill (e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, electric, gas, water) or
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate
Vouching
Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act will now allow provisions for vouching.  A voter who has shown valid identification may vouch for a voter who does not have identification if:
  • The person vouching signs a statement/form that they know the person and that the person resides at the address indicated on the statement; and
  • Both the voters meet the eligibility requirements to vote.
  • The elector has not already vouched for another person. 
A voter who has relied on vouching to validate their identity and address cannot vouch for someone else.

Still unsure if you have the required identification?
Call the Returning Officer at 403.762.1209 in advance for help.  There are lots of free options. Don't wait until Election Day. 



When and where do I vote?

Election Day

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021.  The voting station will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The location of the voting station will be announced closer to the election. 

 
Advance Voting

There will be several opportunities to vote in advance.

The advance voting dates and locations will be announced closer to the election. 

Due to the pandemic, we encourage people to make use of the various advance voting opportunities to minimize long lines and to accomodate physical distancing requirements at the voting station.

Special Ballot (mail-in voting)


Eligible voters may request a Special Ballot, if they are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on election day because they are:
 
  • physically incapacitated;
  • absent from Banff, or
  • a returning officer, deputy returning officer, candidate, official agent, or scrutineer who may be located on election day at a voting station other than that for the elector's place of residence.
Details on how to request a special ballot will be available at a later date. 

Incapacitated Elector At-Home Voting


If you are physically unable to leave your home to vote, you may vote at your residence.

Details on how to request this service will be available at a later date. 
 

Institutional Voting


Any elector eligible to vote in Banff who is residing in the Mineral Springs Hospital on Election Day may vote at the hospital on Monday, October 18, 2021. This service is only available for the residents of the hospital. Voting times will be provided once it has been established.