Great question! At the polls you will have a lot of things that you can vote for.
Municipally, you can vote for:
1 Mayoral Candidate
Click here to find out about all of your mayoral candidates
Up to 6 Council Candidates
You do not have to vote for all 6, just however many candidates you are comfortable with
Click here to find out about all of your council candidates
Up to 3 School Board Trustees
Click here for information about your public trustee candidates - We are ward 3
Click here for information about your separate school trustee candidates
Provincially, you can vote for:
Up to 3 Alberta Senate Candidates
Click here for information about your senate candidates
Two Referendum Questions: You can vote either "yes" or "no" on questions about Equalization Payments and Daylight Savings Time.
Click here for more information on what you are voting on and background information
Additional Voting Information (From the City of Airdrie Website)
Eligibility to Vote You are eligible to vote if you:
are at least 18 years old;
are a Canadian citizen; and
your place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction where you are voting on election day (example: you reside in the City of Airdrie).
Voter Identification Requirements Every elector who attends a voting station or applies for a special ballot must produce the following identification to be permitted to vote: • One (1) piece of 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 his or her name, current address and age, OR • Two (2) pieces of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer that establish the elector’s name and current address, of which one piece of identification must also establish an elector’s age. Remember to bring identification that shows both your name and current address. See the list of Authorized Identification (pdf). Voting Time for Employees According to section 58(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act, any employee who is eligible to vote has the right to three consecutive hours for voting while their voting station is open. If the hours of an employee's employment do not allow for three consecutive hours, the employer shall allow the employee any additional time for voting in order to provide for the three consecutive hours. The additional time for voting is granted at the convenience of the employer. No deduction in pay or any penalty will be imposed on an employee in order to provide the three consecutive hours to vote. Example: if your normal workday begins at 2 p.m. you would not be eligible for paid time off since you had three hours prior to the start of your work day to vote; similarly, if your normal work day ends at 5 p.m., with voting stations closing at 8 p.m., you would have three uninterrupted hours in which to vote so you would not be eligible for paid time off. Student Voting A student is someone who:
attends an educational institution within or outside Alberta
temporarily rents accommodation for the purposes of attending an educational institution, and
normally lives at home with family who live in Alberta, and those family members will also be voting in the Alberta municipal election.
Elector Assistance If a voter is unable to vote in the usual manner or requires assistance at any time, please speak to an election worker at the voting station. Institutional Voting Voting stations will be set up in designated nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and similar facilities for the purpose of taking resident's votes. Contact us for more information.
The AUMA Pledge
What is it?
The Local Democracy Pledge (the Pledge) is a voluntary commitment that candidates can make to voters to uphold key democratic principles – ahead of Alberta’s 2021 municipal elections – to improve the quality and tone of political discourse. The Pledge promotes fair and transparent municipal elections, free from undue partisan or financial influences.
The Pledge is a voluntary commitment a candidate can make to support democratic local elections as they carry out their campaigns to:
Keep local elections local by focusing their campaigns on issues that municipal elected officials can influence.
Maintain independence and non-partisanship by rejecting any endorsements which would undermine their accountability to municipal residents or the autonomy of the municipality.
Demonstrate transparency by sharing their vision for the municipality and providing pre-election disclosure of campaign contributions and spending.
Engage in respectful behaviour by sharing their perspective, while respecting and seeking to understand differences.
Why is this important for you as a voter? The Pledge is important for all voters to ensure that their candidates are acting in a responsible, respectful and democratic way. I encourage you to ask all candidates if they have signed the pledge and if not, why?
On october 18th, 2021... RE-ELECT tina petrow for airdrie city council