You have filed your nomination papers, you’ve campaigned, and now you’ve reached Election Day! It is important that you understand the process for Election Day and seek clarification on any questions you may have.
How long are voting stations open on Election Day?
Voting stations in the Town of Three Hills, are open between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Who is eligible to vote?
A person is eligible to vote in a municipal election if the person:
- Is at least 18 years of age;
- Is a Canadian Citizen;
- Has resided in Alberta for the 6 months preceding election day; and
- The person’s place of residence in the Town of Three Hills on Election Day.
Can people observe Election Day?
Candidates, or official agents, or a candidate’s scrutineer, may observe the processes at the voting station(s) on Election Day. The returning officer in your municipality will have details on how to appoint official agents and scrutineers. As well, the returning officer will explain the role and responsibilities of a candidate, official agent or scrutineer observing the election process.
Maintaining the Secrecy of the Vote
All ballots, forms, ballot boxes, and voting machines (if applicable), are in the custody and control of the returning officer. Forms and statements made by the electors cannot be viewed by any person observing the election due to privacy reasons. All voter compartments are equipped with voting screens and instructions for electors to ensure secrecy.
At the close of the voting station and at the conclusion of the count, the ballot boxes are sealed and retained in a protected area for six (6) weeks following Election Day.
Are results made official on Election night?
At the conclusion of the count, the returning officer may make unofficial results available. The official results are not posted or announced until 12 noon on the fourth day following Election Day.