The nomination list is now official for the 2021 Municipal Election in Lethbridge, with six candidates vying to become Mayor and 32 candidates running to become a Councillor. The full list of candidates is here.
Advance voting starts October 1, with numerous opportunities to vote leading up to and including Election Day on Monday, October 18.
In an effort to increase accessibility and convenience, Lethbridge residents will be able to vote at any voting station across the city during the 2021 Municipal Election. Rather than having dedicated neighbourhood voting stations, as in previous elections or with the Federal Election, voters will be able to pick the station that works for them.
Voters will have two ballots.
The Municipal ballot:
The Provincial ballot:
"There is a lot of information in relation to the 2021 Municipal Election, but Elections Lethbridge is continuing to provide as much content as we can to help voters prepare," says Returning Officer Bonnie Hilford. "We are finalizing a comprehensive 16-page mail-out brochure for each home in the city that will be mailed early next week, to be received in time for the start of advanced voting here at City Hall. Each Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee candidate was provided with the opportunity – through a local third-party agency – to record a two-minute information video. They will be posted to City's election website soon. You will also see a Lethbridge Transit bus around the city advertising the 2021 Election, reminding people about the election and to vote."
Precautions will be taken in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. All public health orders, as set out by the Provincial Government, will be followed. Check Lethbridge/ca/election for updates prior to voting.
Another new initiative and COVID-19 precaution for the 2021 Municipal Election is a drive-through voting station, to be set up during the Advance Vote on October 8, 9 and 10 at Exhibition Park. The drive-through will allow individuals to vote without leaving their vehicle. More information and details will be announced ahead of October 8.
There will be eight Advance Vote opportunities (again, residents will be able to vote at any voting station across the city) which occur on the dates below from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
- October 1, 2 – City Hall (Downtown)
- October 8, 9, 10 – Exhibition Park drive-through (East)
- October 14, 15, 16 – ATB Centre (West)
On Election Day Monday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., eligible voters can vote at any of the 14 voting stations throughout the City. A map of Election Day voting locations is here.
For Election Day, the City will also introduce a web tool for monitoring lineups/wait time at each voting station.
For more information on voter identification and eligibility, Institutional Voting (assisted living, seniors' residences, hospitals), Elector Assistance at Home, as well as other Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the City's election website at Lethbridge/ca/election.