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2017 Municipal Election – Advance Voter Turnout

October 10, 2017 10:45 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

City of Red Deer voters are taking advantage of the Advance Vote option in the 2017 Election with an increase in the number of ballots cast over the last Municipal Election.

There are only two dates remaining for the Advance Vote in Red Deer:

Advance Voting Schedule:

Friday, October 13 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 Advance voting will take place at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (4525 47A Avenue).

Summary of Advance Vote:

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, 324 people came out to vote.
On Friday, October 6, 2017, 362 people came out to vote.
On Saturday, October 7, 2017, 372 people came out to vote. 

To date 1,058 electors have cast their ballots. This is an increase over the 2013 Advance Vote totals from the same time frame which saw 1,005 people vote.

Yearly comparisons:  

2013: 2,230 people (five day total)
2010: 1,090 people (five day total)
2007: 854 people (five day total)
2004: 744 people (five day total)  


City of Red Deer electors are voting for the Mayor, eight City Councillors and seven Public or five Catholic School Board Trustees.              

There are no additional qualifications, restrictions or requirements to participate in the Advance Vote other than being eligible to vote. To be eligible to vote, an elector must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have lived in Alberta for the last six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day (since April 16, 2017) and a resident of the city of Red Deer on Election Day. Voters must provide proof of identification that shows both their name and current address. 

For more information about the 2017 Municipal Election, including candidate profiles and an interactive map to find voting stations, visit elections.reddeer.ca 

For more information, contact:

Frieda McDougall                                              
Returning Officer                                             
The City of Red Deer                                        
403-342-8132

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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