Who can vote?
To vote in the 2021 Town of Slave Lake municipal general election:
- You must be 18 years of age on Election Day (October 18, 2021)
- You must be a Canadian citizen
- You must be a resident of the Town of Slave Lake
- You must provide authorized ID to verify your identity and place of residence
Voter identification requirements
In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification.
- 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.
- Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
- Government cheque or cheque stub.
- Income or property tax assessment notice.
- Insurance policy or coverage card.
- Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee.
- Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation.
- Residential lease or mortgage statement.
- Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
- Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water).
- Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.
A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address will also be accepted as valid proof. The letter can be signed prior to the vote by any of the following:
- authorized representative of a commercial property management company;
- authorized representative of a correctional institution;
- authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve;
- authorized representative of a postsecondary institution;
- authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or
- authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
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 or ward. An elected authority could, by bylaw, require additional verification or a combination of verification to establish the person’s specific current address.
Full voter information can be found at the following link.
Notice for voters who do not live in the Town of Slave Lake but would still like to cast ballots for Senate and Referendum
All Alberta residents will be provided opportunities to vote in the province’s Senate election and on the province’s referendum questions, which are being conducted in conjunction with the October 18, 2021 municipal general elections.
Because First Nations, Summer Villages and a few other jurisdictions in Alberta are not scheduled to hold elections on October 18, the province has arranged for residents of those places to be able to vote via local elections in a nearby municipality.
Those who wish to vote and are not residents of the Town of Slave Lake can do so at the Slave Lake Region Visitor Information Centre at 723070 Poplar Drive, Slave Lake, AB. The Voting Station located at the Town Office Council Chambers will only supply ballots to residents of the Town.