Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a general election?

Yes, you must be a Canadian citizen. You must also be:

  • At least 18 years old; 
  • A resident of Alberta and your place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction where you are voting on election day.

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1. Does the Town of Cochrane share voter lists with candidates?
2. What time are the voting stations open on Election Day?
3. How will the pandemic affect the election?
4. Who makes the election rules?
5. Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a general election?
6. Do I need to show identification to vote?
7. Can I still vote if I rent and don't own a home?
8. If I own a business in Cochrane, but don’t live there, can I still vote in the general election?
9. I own property in more than one municipality. Where do I vote?
10. I put my special ballot package in the mail. How do I know if my vote was counted?
11. Do I have to vote for candidates in every position?
12. When will the election results be official?
13. How often are municipal elections?
14. Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a municipal election?
15. Do I need to show voter identification to vote?
16. How many people can I vote for?
17. I can’t make it to the voting station on Election Day. How else can I vote?
18. When are election results announced?
19. How can I find out more about the candidates?
20. How can I find out more about elections in Alberta?
21. I'm not around on Nomination Day. Can I file my nomination papers earlier?
22. Can I look at the nomination papers?
23. Someone voted who shouldn't. What do I do?
24. Are you allowed to campaign inside, outside or near a voting station on Election Day?
25. Can I challenge the validity of the election, a candidate or the process?
26. Who can ask for a recount?
27. What happens if there is a tie?
28. Can a person with a criminal record run in a local election?
29. Can I take a picture or video of the ballot, either with or without any markings?
30. When and where can I put up election signs in the community?
31. Does the Town of Cochrane share voter lists with candidates?