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Accessible Voting

Elections Calgary is committed to removing barriers and providing accessible voting to all voters.

  • All voting stations have barrier free parking and are easily accessible.
  • Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page to access multi-language options on this website (note: English version is the official, legally binding version).​
  • Audio recordings of candidate names will be published once official candidates are announced.
  • Instructions for electors are available in multiple languages at voting stations.

The following audio files have been provided for your convenience.

First time voters   
Elector Eligibility   
List of Candidates   
Voter Identification   
Alternative Vote Options   

Vision Impairment

Voters with vision impairments can vote using the following methods:

  • Use a Mail-In Ballot. How to request a Mail-In Ballot
  • Use a blind-voter template at any Advance Vote location. Blind voter templates are not available on Election Day.
  • Have an election worker, or family member/friend assist in marking your ballot (note: anyone assisting will be required to sign an oath; therefore, they must be 18 years of age or older).

Mail-in Ballot requests

You may request a Mail-in Ballot if you are unable to vote during the Advance Vote or on Election Day because:

  • of physical incapacity; or
  • you are absent from the city; or
  • you are working Election Day as an election worker or volunteering/working on a campaign.

How to request a Mail-In Ballot

Confined to my home/physically incapacitated

Voters who are unable to leave their homes to vote during the Advance Vote or on Election Day due to injury, illness, or a disability may qualify to vote at home. This is a special service provided on Election Day (October 16, 2017) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. You will be required to provide the following information:

  • The reason the voter is unable to attend the voting station.
  • The voter's name, address and phone number.
  • The preferred time based on the voter's availability.

If your request is accepted, you will be advised of an approximate time when election workers will arrive at your residence. Voter identification will be required. Requests must be made by 4:00 p.m. on Election Day (October 16, 2017).

Incapacitated voting at home request form

For information about this service, please contact Elections Calgary at 403-476-4100 (option 2).

Living in a care facility

Voting stations will be located in designated care facilities on Election Day (October 16, 2017) and can be used only by voters living in the facility. The hours of operation for these voting stations will be posted in each location at least 48 hours before Election Day.

Exact locations of these special voting stations can be found in the Election Guide.


On Election Day (October 16, 2017), voters who are patients in an active treatment and rehabilitation hospital will have the opportunity to vote. Election workers will go bed-to-bed in the hospital offering every Calgarian who is an eligible voter a chance to vote. ID is required; your Alberta Health Services bracelet is considered acceptable ID.

.​A complete list of hospitals and rehabilitation centres that will have voting stations is available in the Election Guide.