Information for voters

Voter eligibility

Individuals can vote in the City of Spruce Grove’s municipal election if they:

  • are at least 18 years old;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are a resident of the City of Spruce Grove on Election Day (July 10, 2019);
  • have presented acceptable identification; and
  • have not already voted in the current election.

If a candidate, a candidate’s official agent, or a scrutineer believes a voter is not eligible to vote, an objection will be noted on the voting register.

Voting more than once is a punishable offense under the Local Authorities Election Act  . Offenders face up to six months of imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10,000, or both.

Voter identification

In order to vote, an individual must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes both name and current residential address. This includes:

  • Photo identification issued by a Canadian government or agency, whether federal, provincial or local;
  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque;
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university;
  • Government cheque or cheque stub;
  • Income/property tax assessment notice;
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee;
  • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation;
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement;
  • Statement of government benefits: e. – Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit
  • Utility bill: i.e. – telephone, television, electricity, gas or water
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate; or
  • A letter of form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address.

The complete list of authorized identification with an electors name and current address can be viewed here  .

For more information on voter eligibility and identification requirements, see sections 47, 53 and 148(2) of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Voting opportunities

Voters have a number of opportunities to vote in the City of Spruce Grove’s 2019 municipal by-election.