Special ballots available for those unable to vote on election day

Special ballots are now available for Red Deerians unable to vote on election day or during the advance polls.

Special ballots are now available for Red Deerians unable to vote on election day or during the advance polls.

These ballots are for those who cannot vote at voting stations during the designated times because of a physical incapacity or absence from the local jurisdiction.

Requests for special ballots must be made in person, in writing, by telephone, fax or email.

Ballots are mailed to voters. They must be received by the returning officer before 4:30 p.m. on election day, Oct. 21.

To be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Alberta for the past six months and be a resident of the city of the Red Deer on election day.

A new rule this year requires voter identification that shows both the voter’s name and current address. It must be shown prior to voting.

For more information, including a map of voting stations, visit www.reddeer.ca/reddeervotes or call 403-342-8132.