Advance voting closes with increased turnout
October 13, 2017

Ten straight days of advance voting, including Edmonton’s first vote over the Thanksgiving holiday, concluded with 26,198 citizens marking a ballot for the candidates of their choice.

This total includes votes cast at ward-based advance stations, senior accommodation facilities and post-secondary schools throughout the city.

This year’s voter turnout is a 13 per cent increase from the 2013 city election, when 23,093 voters cast a ballot in the advance vote period.

“Nearly 12,000 citizens made it out to the final three days of advance voting. Today’s turnout was the highest yet with 5,184 votes cast at the ward-based stations,” said Iain MacLean, Director of Elections.

Election day is Monday, October 16, 2017 and voting stations across the city will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Citizens must vote at the designated voting station for their residence. Use the online Where to Vote tool to find your list of candidates and confirm the location of your voting station.

To vote, citizens must present one piece of authorized identification confirming name and current residential address, such as an Alberta Driver’s Licence, insurance slip or residential utility bill. Passports will not be accepted.
For more information:

780-442-VOTE (8683)

Media contact:  

Communications Coordinator, Edmonton Elections