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Elections Calgary

When and where to vote

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Reminder: Voters are allowed 3 non-work hours in a row to vote on Election Day. If your work schedule doesn’t allow that, employers must provide the paid time off.

Elections Calgary’s priority is a safe and accessible election. 

There are more chances to vote this year with more voting locations:

  • 11 more locations and 1,897 more hours of Advance Voting.
  • 22 more locations and longer voting hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on Election Day.
  • There are 188 voting locations open on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Calgary 2021 Election Voting Opportunities Infographic

When to vote


Advance Vote - October 4 to 10, 2021

The Advance Vote is October 4 to 10, 2021.  There are 37 designated Advance Vote stations

Day Time 
Mon - Fri. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat.  10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Voting is also open at City Hall from 8 am – 7 pm from October 4 to 8, 2021, and at the following campuses* from 9 am – 6 pm:

Building Location Date

University of Calgary 

Dining Centre

Oct. 4 - Oct. 5

Bow Valley College

South Campus

Oct. 4 - Oct. 5

Mount Royal University 

Wyckham House

Oct. 6 - Oct. 7

SAIT

Campus Centre Building

Oct. 6 - Oct.7  

*Campus COVID-related protocols and public access restrictions may apply. Please check with post-secondary institutions before going to vote.

People with disabilities can use voter assist machines at all Advance Vote locations.

Election Day – October 18, 2021

Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021. There are 187 voting locations open on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Mail-in ballots - request starting August 3, 2021

Voters unable to vote during Advance Vote or on Election Day can vote by special (mail-in) ballot. Voters may be unable to vote because:

  • of a physical disability,
  • of an absence from the area, or
  • they are an election worker, candidate, campaign worker or scrutineer.

Calgary General Election

Monday, October 18, 2021

Where to vote?


During the Advance Vote and on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned voting location.

  1. Look for the voter information card mailed to each household
    OR
  2. Use the Where Do I Vote? online look-up tool.

Enter your address in the Where Do I Vote? online look-up tool to find out where to vote.

Voting locations

There are many locations and times to make it as easy as possible to vote. Voting locations are close to home and easy to access, such as: community centres, libraries, places of worship, recreation centres, or schools.

Community centre

Library

Place of worship

Recreation centre

School

All voting locations are reviewed with the 2021 accessibility checklist. Language translation is available at many locations.

Getting to my voting location

Voting locations are easy to access by bus, cycling, driving, train or walking.

Voting stations are within a 2.5 km distance of residential areas (about a 10-minute drive) and have plenty of free parking.

Voting stations are within 800 metres of regular bus or train stops (about a 10-minute walk).

Over 60 percent of Advance Vote locations are within 1 km of a high frequency bus or train stop (LRT/BRT/Max).

If you take Calgary Transit to go to a voting station during the Advance Vote or on Election Day you will receive two Transit tickets as you exit the voting station. One ticket covers the trip to the voting station. The second ticket covers the trip home. Ask an election worker for help.

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