Through the advance voting opportunities, 12 per cent of eligible Lethbridge voters have already cast their ballot for 2021 Municipal Election.
Here's how the early voters turned out at the polls:
- ATB Centre total 4,642:
- 1,834 on October 16
- 1,364 on October 15
- 1,444 on October 14
- Exhibition Park total 3,907:
- 1,212 on October 10
- 1,273 on October 9
- 1,422 on October 8
- City Hall total 1,255
- 646 on October 2
- 609 on October 1
To compare, during the advance vote in 2017, there were 3,912 voters, or about five per cent of eligible voters.
Today is now Election Day and polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. If voters are in line to cast their ballot when polls close, those in line at 8 p.m. will be still be able to vote. Eligible voters can vote at any of the 14 voting stations throughout the City. A map of Election Day voting locations is here. All public health orders, as set out by the Provincial Government, will be followed.
Public Transit is free today, October 18, and there is a voting station at the Lethbridge Regional Park 'N Ride Transit Terminal. As a result of its popularity, the drive-through voting option at Exhibition Park will also be offered today.
A suite of online tools and resources has been developed to assist voters in this election:
We anticipate the results to start updating to the City website by about 8:30 p.m. Please visit: lethbridge.ca/electionresults. At 9:30 p.m., please subscribe and tune into our YouTube channel for a live broadcast of the final unofficial results – to be announced by Returning Officer Bonnie Hilford. For more information, please visit the City's election website at Lethbridge.ca/election.