Town of Canmore

Election - Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote in this election if:

  • you are at least 18 years of age,
  • you are a Canadian citizen,
  • you live in Alberta and your place of residence is located in Canmore on election day, and
  • you provide the required identification.

Determining your Place of Residence
If you have more than one residence in Alberta, you must designate one place of residence for the purpose of voting.

“Residence” means the place where you live, sleep, and intend to return to after an absence. If you live, sleep and return to two places, you may choose only one location in which to vote.

When choosing your residence for the purpose of voting, use the following criteria in order of priority:

  1. The address shown on your driver’s license or identification card issued by the Government of Alberta;
  2. The address to which your income tax correspondence is addressed and delivered;
  3. The address to which your mail is addressed and delivered.

Voter Identification
Before voting in the 2021 municipal election, you will need to produce identification confirming your identity and place of residence. If you meet the eligibility requirements but are not in possession of the required identification, an elector who knows you, meets the eligibility requirements, and has ID can vouch for you at the time of registration.

BEST: Identification issued by a Canadian government containing your photograph, current address and name, for example:

  • Driver's Licence
  • Alberta Identification Card


  • 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;
  • Insurance policy or coverage card;
  • 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.g. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit;
  • Utility bill: e.g. Telephone, public utilities commission, television, electricity, gas or water;
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate; or
  • A letter or form (attestation) confirming that the person lives at the stated address. The letter can be signed by any of the following:
    • authorized representative of a commercial property management company;
    • authorized representative of a post-secondary institution; or
    • authorized representative of a long term care or supportive living facility.

Election Office
Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7 Avenue
Returning Officer: Cheryl Hyde
Phone: 403-678-1550, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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