What we do
Elections Calgary is a division of the City’s Clerks Office responsible for independently and impartially administering:
- General elections and by-elections for The City of Calgary offices of mayor and councillors and the trustees of the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division;
- Vote of the electors on questions or bylaws directed by Council;
- Senate elections administered under the Alberta Senate Election Act and provincial referendum questions administered under the Referendum Act when directed to occur with a general election.
- Verification of petitions and requests to form a business improvement area administered under the Municipal Government Act and Business Improvement Area Regulation.
City of Calgary Archives
Explore the evolution of Calgary municipal elections. From the Civic Committee through to the period of Proportional Representation. Includes contemporary electoral issues and voting modernization.
The Returning Officer respectfully acknowledges that the General Election is taking place on the traditional territories of the peoples of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot First Nation tribes of Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations tribes of Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.