Who Can Vote
You are eligible to vote in the Municipal General Election if on Election Day you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Are a Canadian citizen
- Have your place of residence* located in Rocky View County on Election Day; and
- Are a resident of the division, to vote for Councillor; and
- Provide one of the authorized pieces of identification. ID requirements for a municipal election are different than provincial and federal elections. Make sure you know what is accepted in order to vote.
* Residence is defined by the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), section 48 as 'the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return'.
Voter Identification Requirements
In order to vote, you must bring one of the following forms of identification containing your name and current address. Picture ID is not required.
Government issued identity documents
- Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address; or
- Government cheque or cheque stub; or
- Income/property tax assessment notice; or
- Statement of government benefits (e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefits); or
School, college or university documents
- Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; or
- A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address. The letter can be signed prior to the vote by any of the following:
- the authorized representative of a correctional institution; or
- the responsible authority of a supportive living facility or treatment centre; or
- the authorized representative (landlord) of a commercial property management company; or
- the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution; or
- the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or
- Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque; or
- Insurance policy or coverage card; or
- Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee; or
- Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation; or
- Residential lease or mortgage statement; or
- Utility bill (e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro (electric), gas or water); or
- Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate
If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction. The address does not have to be in the voting division.
How To Vote
Voting stations will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Monday, October 18, 2021.
Electors must vote at a voting station located in the division where they live.
You can still vote even if you cannot make it to your voting station on Election Day. Advance voting is when you cast your ballot before the Election Day.
Advance voting dates are as follows:
Electors from any Division in Rocky View County may vote at the advance vote location.
Rocky View County offers technology that lets a person with a visual impairment vote independently during the Advance Vote Days.
You may request a Special Ballot, starting August 2, 2021 if you are unable to vote at an advance vote or at the voting station on Election Day because:
- of a physical disability;
- you are absent from the local jurisdiction (example: away from Rocky View County) or
- you are an Election Officer
To request a Special Ballot, complete Form 22RSE - Request for Special Ballot (PDF) and deliver to the Returning Officer in one of the following ways:
- By Mail or Courier
Send the completed form by regular or registered mail, or courier, to:
Rocky View County
262075 Rocky View Point
Rocky View County, AB, T4A 0X2
- In person
Although County Hall has generally reopened to the public, refer to our website for up to date COVID-19 restrictions or closures. County Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- By email
Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To open the form:
- Download and Save the PDF form to your computer
- Open the saved PDF form from your computer with Adobe Reader.
Paper copies of Form 22RSE are also available for pick up in person at Rocky View County Hall during regular business hours.
If you require further information on Special Ballots or wish to request one over the phone, please contact us at 403-230-1401.
Note: Ballots will be mailed to voters after close of nominations on Monday, September 20, 2021. If you are issued a Special Ballot, it must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Incapacitated or Housebound Voting
If you are unable to attend a voting station due to a physical incapacity, two election workers will come to your home to take your vote. You must contact the election office at 403-230-1401 or by email at email@example.com by September 30, 2021 to make arrangements. The election office will then advise you whether your application has been accepted or rejected and inform you of the date and time of when the election workers will attend your home.
Voting station(s) will be set up in designated nursing homes, long-term care facilities, or similar facilities in the County for the purpose of taking residents’ votes.
Voting Time for Employees
According to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), any employee who is eligible to vote has the right to three consecutive hours for voting while their voting station is open.