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Accessible voting

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

  • When selecting venues for voting stations we try to find locations with barrier free parking that are easily accessible.
  • Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu at the bottom of the page to access multi-language options on this website. Powered by Google Translate. (Note: English version is the official, legally binding version).
  • Instructions for voters are available in multiple languages at voting stations.

Accessible voting options

  • All advance ward voting locations will have accessible ballot marking devices. These devices are designed to provide assistance to voters who have vision loss or have a disability or medical condition which makes it difficult to traditionally mark a ballot independently. 
  • Use a mail-in ballot.
  • Have a vote 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).
  • If you cannot physically get into the voting station, notify someone going in and a vote worker will come out to your vehicle with a ballot for you to fill out.

Mail-in ballot requests

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

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

Confined to my home/physically incapacitated

Voters who are unable to leave their homes may request a mail-in ballot.

Living in a care facility

Voting stations will be located in designated care facilities during Advance Vote 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 one week before the Advance Vote.

Hospital

On Vote Day, voters who are patients in an active treatment and rehabilitation hospital will have the opportunity to vote.

Vote workers will be 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.