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.
Elections exhibitCity 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 ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, Amskaapipiikani, and Kainai First Nations; the Iethka Nakoda Wicastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The City of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, Métis Nation Battle River Territory, Nose Hill Métis District 5 and Elbow Métis District 6. We acknowledge all Indigenous people who have made Calgary their home.