CALGARY (CITYNEWS) – It’s time to decide: should Calgary host another Olympic Winter Games?
After strong turnout last week at the advance polling stations, Calgarians only have one day left to vote–Tuesday, Nov. 13. If you are one of those looking to cast their ballot, there are some key things you need to know.
Voters must first be eligible to vote: you must be a Canadian citizen over the age of 18 that has not already voted in the plebiscite; you must also currently live in Calgary and have lived in Calgary since at least May 13 of this year.
Voters are limited to their designated polling place, and you can find out where exactly yours is by typing your home address into the city’s interactive map. Those stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
When you go to the polls, be sure to bring the right identification with you. You ID must establish both your name and your current address. Examples include:
- A drivers license or Alberta ID card
- A government cheque or cheque stub
- An income or property tax assessment notice
- A statement of government benefits (e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit)
- A bank or credit card statement or personal cheque
- An insurance policy or coverage card
- A Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation
- A residential lease or mortgage statement
- A utility bill (e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, electric, gas or water)
- A vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate
If you do not have one of the above forms of identification, you can fill out a form and have your landlord sign it as a proof of address.
Results of the plebiscite are expected around 10 p.m. and CityNews will have a Facebook Live between our regular shows from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with reporters in the field, following along as we learn more about the vote and its results.
For those with mail-in ballots, a request must be made for a ballot before noon on voting day according to the city’s website, and they must be returned to the Elections & Census Office, filled out, by 4 p.m. on voting day. If you still need to request a ballot, you can do so by calling 403-476-4100 before noon Tuesday.