Elections Calgary


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Campaign workers

Candidates are encouraged to provide the required identification access forms to all of their campaign workers. The Returning Officer will, upon request, provide the candidate copies of the form for identification of a campaign worker.

Official agents

Candidates may, at the time of submitting nomination papers appoint an official agent. The appointment of an official agent is not mandatory.

An official agent must be an elector (that is, an official agent must be eligible to vote in accordance with section 47 of the LAEA). The duties of an official agent are those assigned to the agent by the candidate.


Scrutineers may be appointed by candidates to observe the election procedures. Candidates are permitted to appoint persons 18 years of age or over to act as their scrutineers at voting stations during the Advance Vote and on Election Day. A person who has, within the previous 10 years, been convicted of an offence under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Elections Act, or the Canada Elections Act is not eligible to be recognized as a scrutineer.

Scrutineers are permitted to observe all parts of the election process except for the marking of the ballot by a voter. Scrutineers may attend more than one voting station. Scrutineers cannot vouch for a person to validate their identity and address.

Note: Municipal and School Board Elections are governed by the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), R.S.A. 2000, C L-21. The information on this page is provided for convenience of reference only. Additionally, candidates are subject to further requirements in the LAEA. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.