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Don't forget to vote in today's Calgary-Lougheed byelection

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DH Calgary Staff Dec 14, 2017 12:04 pm 100

Polls are now open for the Calgary-Lougheed byelection.

With United Conservative Party (UCP) MLA Dave Rodney stepping down from his post in October, the door has been opened for newly elected UCP party leader Jason Kenney to be elected into legislature.

However, leader of the Alberta Liberal Party, David Khan, and leader of the Green Party of Alberta, Romy Tittel, are both on the ballot this December 14.

Four other candidates are vying for the seat alongside the three party leaders.

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Advance voting closed on Saturday, but not before an estimated 3,534 ballots were cast between Wednesday December 6 and Saturday, December 9 – that’s compared to the 2,062 ballots cast in Calgary-Lougheed during the 2015 Provincial General Election.

If you’re a resident of Calgary-Lougheed and haven’t yet voted, here’s a quick guide on what you’ll need to bring, and where you’ll need to go.

You can vote right now

Voting Day is officially underway, and the polls will be open from 9 am to 8 pm today, Thursday, December 14.

Find your designated voting station here.

You need to make sure you’re eligible to vote

Eligible voters for the Calgary-Lougheed byelection must be at least 18 years of age or older on Voting Day, a Canadian citizen, have been a resident of Alberta for at least six months, and are a current resident of the Calgary-Lougheed Electoral District.

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Calgary-Lougheed electoral district (Elections Alberta)

What to bring with you

When heading to the polling station on Voting Day, you’ll need to bring authorized identification, as well as proof of residency in the Calgary-Lougheed district.


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