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Frequently Asked Questions

 When is the next General Election?

The next Municipal Election will be Monday, October 18, 2021 with advance voting starting October 1, 2021.  In Alberta, Municipal Elections are held every four years on the third Monday of October.

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​You can contact Elections Canada at 1 866 499 8004 or visit them at their office located at 640 13 Street North, Lethbridge


​​No. Lethbridge has an at-large system.  This means that each member of City Council represents the City as a whole and not a particular neighbourhood.


​No, there is no voter's list.  A citizen goes to any voting station, and signs a document declaring they meet the qualifications.  You will not receive a voter card in the mail.


​​A candidate picks up a nomination form from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, fills out the form and has it signed by five (5) or more eligible voters. On the form, each candidate should print their name as they wish it to appear on the ballot.  Any person who signs a nomination paper must be eligible to vote.​  No deposit is required.


​​Nomination papers can be filed with the City Clerk (Returning Officer) any time between January 4 and noon on Monday, September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day).  All candidates must provide Form 4, Form 5, and the Candidate Contact Information Consent Form when filing.

An appointment is required.

A facsimile (fax) or email of nominations papers is not considered legal. 

If a canadidate is unable to turn in their nomination papers in person, they may ask someone else to do it, providing the nomination form has been appropriately signed and commissioned. ​


​Campaign signs are permitted on public property no earlier than Monday, September 20, 2021.


​Campaign signs are permitted on private property anytime provided permission is obtained from the property owner.


​Only nominated candidates that have filed their papers with the Returning Officer may campaign.  Part of the requirements is a candidate must have a dedicated bank account open before they file their papers.


​City of Lethbridge regulations prohibit candidates from using City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Elections,  Public Schools and Separate  Schools logos. The Local Authorities Election Act prohibits the development of materials that appear to be a form of ballot approved by the Returning Officer, essentially a mock ballot.


​In and around a voting station during advance voting and on Election Day. This includes:  canvassing for votes, displaying signage, wearing campaign materials such as pins and t-shirts. 

Campaigning or campaign materials (e.g. buttons, signs, cars with banners, t-shirts) are not permitted in voting stations or on voting station property on voting days.


​Yes.  All candidates for mayor, councillor, and school trustee have to file a disclosure statement by March 1, 2022 regardless of being self-funded or being elected.


​Anyone who is at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of Lethbridge on Election Day.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, you are not able to vote.


​A student who attends an educational institution, temporarily rents accommodation for the purpose of attending an educational institution, and has family members with whom the student ordinarily resides when not attending an education institution is deemed to reside with those family members and is not eligible to vote


​Mayor, Councillors (up to 8), Public School Trustee (up to 7) or Separate School Trustee (up to 5), municipal questions on the third bridge and the ward system, provincial questions on senate choice, equalization payment, and dayliight saving time.

Electors will receive 2 ballots - one for municipal and one for provincial


​The City of Lethbridge does not coordinate any forums.  However, we will provide a listing of any forums or debates that are taking place on our website.   A listing of the forums can be downloaded here.

In addition two-minute videos will be provided from all the candidates shortly after Nominations close on Setpember 20.


​You can vote starting October 1.  There are 9 voting chances:

October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 18.

Voting stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


​You may vote at any of the advance voting stations starting October 1.  They will be at:

City Hall - October 1 and 2

Lethbridge Exhibition Park at Drive Through Outdoor Kiosks - October 8, 9, and 10

YMCA/ATB Centre - October 14, 15, and 16.

You may also vote at any of the 14 voting stations on October 18.


​Alternatives to going to a voting station are provided including a drive through at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park Outdoor Kiosks on October 8, 9, and 10. 


​Yes!   For those who because of a physical disability are unable to attend a voting station, we will provide electors the opportunity to vote by coming to their home on Monday, October 18.  If you wish to register for this please call 403 320 3030


​Unofficial results will be published as they become available after the close of voting stations on Election Day.  Official results will be published on Friday, October 22, 2021.


​Ballots are counted by an electronic vote tabulator.​​

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