Calgary Minute: Election Day, Referendum Day, and How To Vote
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This Week In Calgary:
It’s finally municipal election day! Here in Calgary, you can vote from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at your assigned polling station. If you don't know where that is, check out where to vote in your neighbourhood here.
- To help you decide how to vote, we've put together a really comprehensive set of information. We have a recently updated and expanded election candidate database with photos and contact info for almost every single candidate, biographies for most, video interviews for candidates that chose to participate, and survey answers from those who replied to our questions. We've also got vote histories for incumbent councillors on all the top issues, and polling data for those wanting help on how to vote strategically!
- Finally, when you go to vote you will also be given a provincial ballot with questions about Equalization, Daylight Savings Time, and the provincial Senate election. Our friends at Project Confederation have done a great job summarizing the Equalization debate. You’re not required to mark your municipal ballot for your provincial votes to count, and vice versa.
Last Week In Calgary:
As mentioned above, we released the results of our Mayoral and ward-by-ward poll for today’s municipal election. Last election, when we also conducted a ward-by-ward poll, we got all 14 wards correct, so make sure to check out our findings this time - it might help you decide how to vote in some of the really close races!
Many Calgarians opted to take advantage of advanced polling during this year’s municipal election, with 104,118 ballots already cast. This is well above the 74,985 advanced votes cast in the 2017 general election - a more than 38% increase, in fact.
- Finally, what better way to bid farewell to the majority of our current Council than with a dazzling display put on by the northern lights. [Editor: I told the writers that this email would probably be all election news, but this is pushing it a bit!] Did you get the chance to take in the breathtaking views?
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