Calgary’s municipal election advance polls set to open Monday

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Calgarians can cast their vote early in the municipal election starting Monday.

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Advance polls will be open till Sunday, October 10.

People 18 and above can vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the following weekend.

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Voters will need proof of identity and will have to vote at their designated polling station. COVID-19 measures will be in place, including mandatory masking, offering single-use pencils and frequent sanitisation.

Elections Calgary Returning Officer Kate Martin said this year, there are 37 designated advance polling stations, 11 more than in the 2017 municipal election.

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To find out where to vote, go here city ​​of calgary election website.

There are 27 candidates for mayor, over 100 for councilor seats, as well as 37 public and 18 Catholic school board trustee candidates.

Calgarians will also be asked to answer a number of referendum questions:

  • Whether to add fluoride to city water
  • Up to three candidates for Senate
  • Whether to adopt daylight saving time throughout the year
  • Whether to remove equality from the constitution

Election day is Monday, October 18.

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