Advance voting begins in Alberta | Alberta Elections 2023

Advance voting begins in Alberta | Alberta Elections 2023

Advance voting begins in Alberta | Elections Alberta 2023

Advance voting begins today in Alberta's 87 ridings.

From Tuesday, May 23 through Saturday, May 27, Alberta voters can vote by anticipation across the province. At least one advance poll will be open each day in each of the 87 ridings.

Advance polls will generally be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

During the five days of advance polls, voters may go to any polling station in advance polling to cast their ballot in the ballot box.

Advance polling stations are usually set up in shopping malls, community centers, libraries, labor camps, universities and other public buildings, specifies the site of Elections Alberta.

It will also be possible to go and vote on May 29, the official polling day.

To find the polling place closest to you, you can use the Elections Alberta poll locator.

Information on advance polls and same-day polls can also be found on your voter card received by mail.

However, the address of the advance polling station may not be the same as that on the official polling day.

To vote in the provincial elections, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old and live in Alberta.

You must also be able to prove your identity to election officials, with a document bearing your full name, an official photo and its address.

People who want to vote can therefore present their driver's license or their provincial identity card, which contains these three pieces of information. They may also present multiple documents, such as a Canadian passport, status card, social insurance card, housing lease, or electricity and telecommunications bills.

In the coming days, Elections Alberta staff will also visit nearly 700 seniors' residences, long-term care homes, hospitals and shelters to help more people exercise their right to vote .

Elections Alberta has put in place certain measures to allow people who live in communities evacuated because of forest and brush fires to vote. They can go to the office of the returning officer in their riding.

The organization has also created a special page on its website (in English) for evacuated or displaced persons.