The 2021 Municipal Election will take place in October 2021.
Voting Days are
- Sunday, Oct 3, 2021
- Monday, Oct 4, 2021
- Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021
- Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
- Monday, October 18, 2021
All voting will take place from 8am to 8pm at the Chestermere Recreation Centre.
More information and details will be provided throughout 2021 and resources can be found using the links below. Please note that elections for school board trustees and a Provincial referendum and Senate election will be happening at the same time.
Special ballots are also referred to as Mail-in Ballots.
Qualifications for a Special Ballot are as follows:
- You cannot vote on any of the voting days due to a physical disability/ impairment
- Absence from the local jurisdiction on all voting days
- You are an election official stationed at a non-resident voting station
You may apply to the Returning Officer for a special ballot in writing, by telephone or by email. You may also apply in person at Chestermere City Hall. The Returning Officer can be contacted at 403-207-7050 or at email@example.com.
Who Can Vote
To vote in the Chestermere municipal election, you must:
- be at least 18 years of age;
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be an Alberta resident for 6 consecutive months prior to Election Day;
- have your place of residence* located in the City of Chestermere on Election Day;
- Show ID to verify your name and address. (See below for acceptable forms of identification or read more about the Voter Identification Bylaw here); and
- Complete a statement confirming that you are eligible to vote and that you have not previously voted in this election.
* Residence is defined by the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) as 'the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return'. If you need more information on the rules of residence, please see section 48 of the LAEA.
Acceptable Voter Identification
How voting will work:
Instructions for voting for School Board Trustee
- The Rockyview School Division will not have any candidates on the Chestermere Municipal ballot due to the fact that the incumbent was acclaimed in.
- If you support the Calgary Catholic School Board, there will be an additional voting station hosted by Elections Calgary for the Calgary Catholic School Board Trustees
Information about the Senate & Provincial Referendum
The Role of Municipalities
The Municipal Government Act gives municipalities in Alberta the authority to exist and govern their communities. It states that the purposes of municipalities are to:
- To provide good government.
- To provide services, facilities or other things that, in the opinion of council, are necessary or desirable for all or a part of the municipality.
- To develop safe and viable communities.
An elected Council establishes policy for the municipality. Council makes decisions in the form of bylaws or resolutions that receive a majority vote by members of Council. The Mayor does not have a veto for decisions.
Administration implements the policy direction of City Council.
- Building & Development Permits
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Community Programs for toddlers, youth, adults and seniors
- Community Support Services
- Economic Development
- Emergency Management
- Fire Services
- Garbage & Recycling
- Municipal Projects
- Parks & Pathways
- Long term Planning & Development
- Road Repair & Maintenance