Voting

Voting will take place on the same days and during the same hours in both Black Diamond and Turner Valley locations. Residents of either town may vote at either location, but may only vote once.



Advance Voting


Advance voting will take place on Monday, November 21 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at:
  • Turner Valley Council Chambers  (514 Windsor Avenue NW, Turner Valley)
  • Griffiths Centre  (122 Government Road S., Black Diamond)


Election Day


   Monday, November 28, 2022 is Election Day.  



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oting on Election Day will take place from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at: 

Oilfields High School (gymnasium) located at 511 - 3 Street SW, Black Diamond 
Classes are in session on Election Day.  Please do not use the main school entrance.  
      • Please remember that the school is located in a Playground Zone, and that playground zones are in effect in Black Diamond between 7:30am and 9:00pm daily.  The speed limit is 30km/hr.
      • Please enter directly into the gym, using the East gym door and exit immediately using the south gym door when you finish voting.   Please do not go into the school's student areas.
Flare n' Derrick located at 129 Main Street NE, Turner Valley
    • Please follow the directional signage to access the building

Voter Identification

Voter Identification is required prior to voting, to prove both your identity and your place of residence.  A list of acceptable forms of identification is available to assist you in coming to the voting station prepared.  

It is understood that we use post office boxes as our main source of addressing in Black Diamond and Turner Valley.  Your driver's license will most likely show your mailing address, and that is acceptable, if it shows a Black Diamond or Turner Valley box number.  If your driver's license shows a mailing address in another town, it will verify your identity, but you will be asked to provide one of the other forms of identification that more clearly proves your residence and your eligibility to vote in this election.  

I've never voted before..... what do I need to do?

    1. When you enter the voting station, have your identification ready.  The election staff will verify your identification and give you a Form 13 Elector Register, which is your Statement that you are an eligible voter, to fill out and sign.  Then you will be given your ballot(s), initialed by the election workers, and directed to a voting compartment. 
    2. In the privacy of that area (you must go there alone, you cannot take someone to assist you, unless you require physical assistance to complete the voting process....there is a slightly different process to accomplish that) you will then mark your ballot to indicate the candidate(s) of your choice. 
    3. Be sure to fold your ballots back the way they were presented to you - this is to preserve the confidentiality of your vote, while still allowing the election worker to verify the initials on the ballot.  
    4. Return your folded ballot to the election worker who provided it to you.  They need to verify the initials and then you will place your ballot in the ballot box.  
You have now voted in your very first election.  Congratulations!  Please leave the voting station at this time, to preserve the confidentiality of the other voters.

UNOFFICIAL election results will be posted to the Towns' websites following the completion of the ballot count on election day, and released to the media at the same time.  This can be quite late, as the ballots are hand-counted.  If ballot counts go smoothly, results are often published between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am.
  • Election results are not final until 12:00 Noon on Friday December 2, 2022.
  • New Council will take their Oaths of Office in January, 2023.  Until that time, the currently sitting Councillors will continue on as the elected officials for Black Diamond and Turner Valley.


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