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Local Authorities Election Act, Section 47
A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this Act if the person:
Note: An elector is eligible to vote only at the voting station for the voting subdivision in which the elector's place of residence is located on election day (exceptions: where a voting station is located at a work site; advance vote; incapacitated elector voting at home; institutional vote, and those election officials who have been provided a certificate).
To vote in the 2023 Town of Slave Lake by-election:
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.
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:
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.
Local Authorities Election Act, Section 48
A person’s place of residence for this Act is governed by the following rules:
A person shall designate the person's place of residence in accordance with the following factors in the following order of priority:
All electors are eligible to vote at the advance voting opportunity.
2023 By-Election Advance Voting will be held on the following dates and locations:
March 25th 10AM-4PM at the Town Office: 10 Main Street SW Box 1030 Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0.
March 29th 10AM-7PM at the Town Office: 10 Main Street SW Box 1030 Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0.
If an elector does not understand the English language, an interpreter may translate the "Instructions for Electors" as well as respond to questions from the elector that are necessary for the purposes of the election. Before acting as an interpreter, it is required that the person make a statement on the prescribed form; this is the Statement of Interpreter, Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner, Friend or Relative of Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner (Form 17RSE).
If an elector is unable to vote in the usual manner, they may request assistance. This assistance may be provided by a Deputy Returning Officer, a friend, or a relative. The elector must verbally make the prescribed statement which is the Statement of Interpreter, Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner, Friend or Relative of Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner (Form 17RSE). The friend or relative of the elector is also required to make the Statement of Interpreter, Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner, Friend or Relative of Elector Who is Unable to Vote in the Usual Manner (Form 17RSE).
Local Authorities Election Act, Section 55, 56, 57
Voting is by secret ballot.
Except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector, no other person shall be in the voting compartment with the elector.
Except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector, no person shall be in a position where he/she is able to see how the elector marks the ballot.
It is an offence for an elector to show his ballot so another person can see how he/she voted, except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector.
No person shall be required to reveal how he/she has voted.
An elector may not vote for more than the number of persons to be elected to an office.
If applicable, an elector may vote once on each bylaw or question.
An elector may vote only once in an election.