When and where to vote
If you are eligible to vote in a Calgary Municipal and School Board General Election, there are six different ways for you to cast your ballot.
- On election day
If you vote on election day, you must vote at a specific voting station depending on where you live. Information on voting station locations is made available following nomination day in an election year.
- During the advance vote
You can vote at any advance voting station regardless of where you live in the city. An average of seven advance vote days are held before election day. A list of advance voting dates and voting station locations is made available following nomination day in an election year.
- On the advance Vote Bus
The Vote Bus is a mobile advance voting station; it parks at different CTrain stations at different times of day during the advance vote period. You can vote at the Vote Bus regardless of where you live in the city. A time and location schedule for the Vote Bus is made available following nomination day in an election year.
- By Mail-in (Special) Ballot
You may request a Mail-in (Special) Ballot if you are unable to vote during the advance vote or on election day because you are: (1) physically unable, (2) absent from the city, or (3) working on election day as a Deputy Returning Officer, Constable, Candidate, Agent, Scrutineer or campaign worker. Requests can be made online or by phoning the Elections and Census Office beginning July 1 of an election year.
- By incapacitated voting at home
If you are unable to leave your home to attend election day or the advance vote due to injury, illness or a disability (including a temporary disability), you may qualify. You may request this service online or by phoning the Elections and Census Office. Requests are accepted after nomination day until a preset time on election day.
- At institutional and care facilities
Election workers go bed-to-bed at all active and rehabilitation hospitals in the city on election day. Every patient who is an eligible elector and resident of Calgary is offered the opportunity to vote. Voting stations are also located at care facilities in the city for eligible electors who live in the facility.