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Information for Voters

Sturgeon County Election Information

Election day is Monday, October 18.

Voting stations will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sturgeon County has a division system (or ward system) where one Councillor is elected from each of the six divisions . Sturgeon County’s Mayor is elected at large (all electors vote for a Mayoral candidate).

It is important for electors to know in which division they reside so they can research their local Councillor candidates and plan to attend a voting station where they are eligible to vote on election day. Visit the Election Day Voting Stations tab for information on the voting stations in each division.

Not available to vote on election day? Check out the Advance Vote and Special Ballot options.

Sturgeon County also provides various voting options for people with mobility issues including Special Ballot and Elector Assistance at Home. A special voting opportunity will also be held for residents of West Country Hearth.

Elector Eligibility

A person is eligible to vote in the municipal election if the person:

  1. is at least 18 years old;
  2. is a Canadian citizen;
  3. resides in Alberta, and
  4. is a resident of Sturgeon County on election day.

Visit the Voter Identification Requirements tab to learn more about proof of identity and residency requirements.


Contact Us

For any questions or inquiries regarding Sturgeon County's municipal election, please contact:

Jesse Sopko, Returning Officer
780-939-8377
election@sturgeoncounty.ca

A person is eligible to vote in the municipal election if the person: 

  1. is at least 18 years old; 
  2. is a Canadian citizen; 
  3. resides in Alberta, and 
  4. is a resident of Sturgeon County on election day.

Proof of identity and current residence is required to be able to vote in municipal elections in Alberta. Any of the following documents that include the elector’s name and address will be accepted: 

  • Photo identification issued by a Canadian government or agency, 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; 
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; 
  • 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: e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit; 
  • Utility bill: e.g. phone, public utilities commission, television, electricity, gas or water; 
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate; or 
  • A letter or form confirming that the person lives at the stated address. The letter can be signed 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; o authorized representative of a post-secondary institution; 
    • authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or o authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre. 

If the elector’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it will be accepted as verification of current address if, at the discretion of the Presiding Deputy Returning Officer at the voting station, it is in reasonable distance to the local jurisdiction in which the elector is seeking to vote. The post office box address does not need to be within the municipal division in which the elector is seeking to vote.

Election day is Monday, October 18. 
Voting stations will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Electors are eligible to vote at any one of the voting stations within their municipal division. A “find your voting station” interactive website will be launched in the coming weeks which will allow electors to locate their closest voting station. 

You can also view the Sturgeon County Division Maps. 

Election day voting stations include:

Division 1
Cattail Crossing Golf Course
Namao Hall
Fort in View Golf Course
Sturgeon Valley Golf Course

Division 4
Alcomdale Hall
Legal Club 60 Roses
Riviere Qui Barre Arena 
Edmonton Garrison Fitness Centre
 
Division 2
Cardiff Hall
Namao Hall
Sturgeon Valley Golf Course
 
Division 5
Bon Accord Jewel Box 
Fedorah Hall 
Legal Club 60 Roses
 
Division 3
Calahoo Community Hall
Riviere Qui Barre Arena 
Villeneuve Community Hall
 
Division 6
Coronado Hall *not wheelchair accessible*
Gibbons Legion
Redwater Pioneer Club
Edmonton Garrison Fitness Centre

 

Advance voting is an option for residents who are unable to vote on election day or who may wish to take advantage of the convenience that advance voting offers. Advance voting is available for all Sturgeon County residents. Advance voting will take place at the Morinville Rendez Vous Centre, 9913 – 104 Street, Morinville, on the following dates: 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An elector who is unable to vote at an advance vote or at a voting station on election day because of physical disability, absence from Sturgeon County, or by virtue of being an election official at a voting station other than that for the elector’s place of residence, may apply to vote by special ballot. 

Special ballot requests can be made until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, and can be made by telephone, fax, in person at Sturgeon County Centre, or by email: 

Sturgeon County Election Office
9613 – 100 Street
Morinville, AB T8R 1L9
election@sturgeoncounty.ca
Phone: 780-939-8279
Fax: 780-939-2076 

When a special ballot request is made, the Election Office mails voting instructions and a blank ballot to the elector to be completed at home. The elector must follow the voting instructions very closely and return the completed special ballot package to the Sturgeon County Election Office by mail, courier, or in person. Completed special ballot packages must be received by the Election Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on election day, October 18, 2021. 

A record of electors requesting special ballots is kept and is available to candidates upon request. Special ballot packages will be sent to electors following nomination day and beginning on September 22, 2021.

Any elector who, because of physical disability, is unable to attend a voting station during the advance vote or on election day, may request elector assistance at home. This service involves two election workers attending the residence of the elector to collect their vote. 

This service is available on the following dates and times: 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Electors wishing to use this service must phone 780-939-8279 or email election@sturgeoncounty.ca with at least 48 hours’ notice to ensure the availability of election workers.

A special voting opportunity will be held for residents of West Country Hearth. This institutional voting opportunity will ensure facility residents have a convenient, safe voting opportunity without having to leave their home. 

This voting opportunity will be held at the West Country Hearth facility on election day, October 18, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Only residents of West Country Hearth will be eligible to vote at this voting station on election day. Non-residents attending West Country Hearth on election day will be redirected to the Villeneuve Community Hall.