For Voters

Eligibility to Vote


Excerpts from the Local Authorities Election Act, Section 47:
(1) A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this act if the person:
(a) is at least 18 years old,
(b) is a Canadian citizen, and
(c) has reside in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding election day and the person's place of residence is located in the area on election day.
(2) Subject to subsection (3) and sections 5, 79, and 81, an elector is eligible to vote only at the voting station for the voting subdivision in which the elector's place of residence is located on election day.

Note: The County of Stettler No. 6 does not compile a voter's list..
 

Rules of Residence


Excerpts from the Local Authorities Election Act, Section 48 for the purposed of this act, the place of residence is governed by the following rules:
(a) a person may have only one place of residence for the purposed of this act;
(b) the residence of a person is the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return;
(c) a person does not lose the person's residence by leaving the person's home for a temporary purpose;
(d) subject to clause (e), a student who
i. attends an educational institution within or outside Alberta,
ii. temporarily rents accommodation for the purpose of attending an educational institution, and
iii. has family members who are resident in Alberta and with whom the student ordinarily resides when not attending an educational institution is deemed to reside with those family members;
(e) if a person leaves the area with the intention of making the person's residence elsewhere, the person loses the person's residence within the area.


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