Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a municipal election?

In order to be eligible to vote in a municipal election, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • be a Canadian citizen (a Permanent Resident is not a Canadian Citizen), and
  • be a resident of Alberta, and a resident of the municipality on election day.

Your residence is the place where you live and sleep, and to which you will return after an absence.  For the purposes of voting, you can only have one residence.  Students that attend educational institutions within or outside of Alberta, but have family members resident in Alberta and the student resides with that family when not attending the educational institution, are deemed to reside with those family members (they are resident there, not at their educational institution or dorm).

 

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1. How often are municipal elections held?
2. Who makes the election rules?
3. Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a municipal election?
4. Do I need to show identification to vote?
5. I think I made a mistake on my ballot - what do I do?
6. What if I won't be in Black Diamond on election day?
7. When will election results be announced?