Edmonton Municipal Election: October 16
On Monday, October 16 Edmonton goes to the polls!
In the upcoming election, Edmontonians will be voting to elect the following:
- 1 Mayor
- 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
- 1 Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee for each of the 7 wards
- 1 Edmonton Public School District Trustee for each of the 9 wards
This is a chance to have your say! The decisions of the next City Council will have a major impact on ending poverty in our city. By voting, you can help choose these decision-makers.
If you have questions or want to know more about the issues, we encourage you to attend election forums, read the newspaper, follow the issues on social media and talk to your friends, neighbours, coworkers and other members of your community.
For general voting information, voting opportunities, voter accessibility and accommodations, and voter education, please visit Edmonton Elections.
Am I eligible to vote?
You can vote if:
- You present acceptable ID
- You are at least 18 years of age
- You are a Canadian citizen
- You are a resident of the City of Edmonton on Election Day (October 16, 2017)
- You began living in Alberta on or before April 16, 2017
- You have not already voted in the current election
Where can I vote?
There are voting stations across the city. Your voting station will be determined by where you live i.e. your residential address.
To locate where your voting station is, please visit this Elections Edmonton link.
Game Changer Blogs
Based on comprehensive research, EndPovertyEdmonton is focusing on addressing 6 long-term actions that will have significant, cascading positive impacts on people living in poverty.
We call them the "Game Changers". If addressed, these Game Changers can make a real difference to Edmontonians. Click here for more info.
With the Edmonton Municipal Election in mind, we asked 6 of EPE's strategically-aligned partnersto provide their thoughts on what voters should consider when making their decisions at the ballot box for each of the Game Changers. Click each link for more:
#1 ELIMINATE RACISM
#2 LIVABLE INCOMES
#3 AFFORDABLE HOUSING
#6 ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
In the days leading up to the election, EPE will be publishing blog posts from local contributors on each of the Game Changers, what is new with them and . Check back frequently for new posts!
Edmonton Early Years Coalition Candidate Survey
The Edmonton Early Years Coalition conducted an All-Candidate survey with a number of mayoral & city council candidates to get their early childhood development platforms
We are pleased to provide this link to their responses here.
Let your voice be heard: Perspectives, diversity and truth.
Barriers to Participation: Voting & Racism
EPE commissioned the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights to ask questions about why voting matters and what barriers, including racism, prevent people from doing so.
In a series called "Let your voice be heard: Perspectives, diversity and truth. Municipal election 2017", we asked a diverse collection of Edmontonians to share their thoughts.
Click to see what they said:
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Barriers to Voting (35+)
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Barriers to Voting (18-35)
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Voting & Racism (35+)
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Voting & Racism (18-35)