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Writ has been issued for the Brooks-Medicine Hat

Posted on 11 October 2022 by Prairie Post

Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a writ was issued today to administer a by-election in Brooks-Medicine Hat to elect a member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The Chief Electoral Officer has the authority, under sections 9(1) and 47(1) of the Election Act to appoint returning officers and election clerks.  These officers play a vital role in the fair and impartial management of provincial general elections and by-elections.

“Appointments have been made for the returning officer and election clerk in Brooks-Medicine Hat and they are ready to conduct voting in the electoral division,” said Resler.

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Voter Eligibility

Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years of age on election day are eligible to vote if they are an ordinary resident of the electoral division.  Electors who are uncertain if they reside in the electoral division of Brooks-Medicine Hat can use the “Where Do I Vote” tool on the Elections Alberta website to determine their eligibility.

Voter Registration

An elector with an Alberta’s Driver’s License or an Alberta Identification Card may register online at http://www.voterlink.ab.ca until October 26, 2022.  To register to vote at an advance voting location or on election day, electors must provide authorized identification, which contains their name and shows a residential address in the electoral division.  A list of authorized identification can be found on the Elections Alberta website (click “Voters” and then “ID Required to Vote”).

Electors who are already registered to vote at their current residential address do not need to register again.

Key Timelines

Electors have 28 days to vote by Special Ballot beginning today.  Special Ballots may be completed in the returning office, picked up by a designate of the elector, or mailed to the elector anywhere in the world.  Applications can be submitted online on the Elections Alberta website (click “2022 By-Election” and then “Apply for a Special Ballot”).

Candidate nominations are now open and end on October 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Advance voting begins on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and ends on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Election Day is November 8, 2022.  All polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Unofficial results will be available after voting closes on Election Day.

Official results will be announced on November 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Electoral Division Information

There are 34,060 electors in Brooks-Medicine Hat.  The percentage of voter turnout in the 2019 Provincial General Election for Brooks-Medicine Hat was 65.6% in comparison to the provincial voter turnout of 67.5%.

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for Brooks-Medicine Hat is Thomas Martin.  His office can be contacted at 1.888.688.5808 and his email address is ro.52@elections.ab.ca.

The returning office has been established at:

Ashton’s Place

736 2nd Avenue E

Brooks AB  T1R 1B3

The returning office is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Voting Days from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for people interested in working at the advance vote or on election day.  Apply at https://jobs.elections.ab.ca/electionofficer/.

For any questions or concerns regarding the provincial by-election, visit http://www.elections.ab.ca, call 1-877-422-VOTE, or join on social media at @ElectionsAB on Facebook and Twitter.

Elections Alberta is an independent, non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections, and referenda. 

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