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While you know my stance on the Winter Olympics and whether Calgary should continue with the bid, I want to give everyone the 411 on how to vote, and where to vote. My office has been getting questions on where to vote, so this is a good summary of it all.

Important: you can vote at ANY Advance Poll on November 6th and 7th – the list is here, and on the General Vote on November 13th you must vote at your assigned poll, click here, put your home address in, and it will tell you where you can vote.

Elections Calgary:

City of Calgary: call 311 or 403-476-4100

My Office: OR 403-268-3732


Voting Opportunities


Advance Vote 

November 6 and 7 – Advance Vote 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (14 locations, one in each ward)

November 6 – Mount Royal University 11 a.m. – 5p.m.

November 7 – University of Calgary  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Senior’s Accommodation Vote (November 6 & 7) – list of residences will be added to the website shortly.


Special (Mail-in) Ballots

Applications are now open and can be made online, in person or over the phone until November 13, 2018 at noon.

Ballot packages must be received at the Elections Office by 4 pm on November 13, 2018.

If the mail strike occurs arrangements have been made to deliver the packages to Calgary addresses via courier.


Voting on Vote Day

November 13thclick here, and you can put your address in to find your poll location.

Time:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

160 locations across the City.

Voters must vote at their designated voting station.

Hospital Vote:  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (rotating) Foothills, Peter Lougheed, Rockyview, South Health Campus


Who is eligible to Vote

A Canadian citizen at least 18 years of age who has resided in Alberta for a least the last 6 months (since May 13, 2018) and lives in a Calgary Voting Subdivision on Vote Day.

Here is a list of all I.D. you can use at the polling station.


How to Vote – Important as changes have been made!

For the first time, Elections Calgary will be using vote tabulators to compile the results.  Voters will be provided a paper ballot and they will mark their choice on the ballot.  The ballot will then be run through the tabulator, if there are no errors, the ballot is accepted into the ballot box.  If the ballot has been marked improperly (e.g. too many choices) the ballot will be returned to the voter and the voter will be given an opportunity to correctly mark a ballot and have it accepted by the tabulator.



At the Voting Station, after the last voter leaves the station, the tabulator will generate results for the ballots received by it.  Those results will be posted for scrutineers to read.

The results will be available on the website and City social media channels. The legislation prevents the results being released voting station by voting station on Vote Day.  When all results have been tabulated, which we are planning for at the latest 10 p.m., Elections Calgary will post on its social media channels that the results will be released in the next 15 minutes.

Public, Campaigns, and Media will all be encouraged to watch our Social Media Channels to ensure they are prepared. #yycvotes2018 #yyccc

Sean Chu

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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