The Canadian Federal Election is October 21, 2019

WHO CAN VOTE?

To vote in the Canadian federal election, you must:

·          Be a Canadian citizen
·          Be at least 18 years old on election day
·          Prove your identity and address

Even if you can’t vote, you can still get involved in Canada’s democracy!
You can attend election events to meet candidates and ask questions that matter to you, or you can get involved with BVIP to help make a difference in our community. Please click here for more ideas.

How to Register

If you are already registered, you might have received a voter information card in the mail. Your voter information card tells you where and how to vote.

If you do not have your voter information card you can register to vote two ways:

1) Online: Before Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00pm you can register online.
2) In person: On election day or at an advance polling stations. You will need to bring your identification (ID) and proof of your physical address. You cannot use ID that only lists a mailing address (PO Box, rural route, or general delivery) to register. Click here to learn what types of ID you can use.

Advance polling stations are open October 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2019 in:

Banff:
Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx Street, Banff Alberta
9:00am – 9:00pm

Canmore:
Coast Canmore Hotel
511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta
9:00am – 9:00pm 

have you moved recently?

If you do not have identification with a Bow Valley address on it, you can register by visiting the Elections Canada office at the Coast Canmore Hotel (511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore) any day from 9am - 9pm until October 14th, and 9am - 6pm on October 15th.

How to Vote

In Person

Your voter information card tells you which polling station to vote at. You can also find your polling station here. In the Bow Valley, the stations are:

Lake Louise:

Election day, October 21: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Lake Louise Inn
210 Village Rd

Banff:

Advance voting: October 11, 12, 13 and 14. 9:00am - 9:00pm.
Election day, October 21: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx Street

Canmore:

Advance voting: October 11, 12, 13, and 14. 9:00am – 9:00pm 
Coast Canmore Hotel
511 Bow Valley Trail

Election day, October 21: 7:30am – 7:30pm
3 Canmore polling stations are open on election day.
Please click here to find your polling station.

Exshaw:

Election day, October 21: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Exshaw Community Centre
24 Heart Mountain Drive

CAN’T FIND Your polling station?

Call or visit the Elections Canada office at:
Coast Canmore Hotel
511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
Toll-free phone : (833) 492-6898

Other Ways to Vote

You can vote at an Elections Canada office or by mail before October 15th at 6pm. There is an Elections Canada office at the Coast Canmore Hotel, 511 Bow Valley Trail. Please click here to learn about other ways to vote.

Meet the Candidates

Hear from candidates in the Banff-Airdrie riding at:

Move Mountains Candidacy Social
fRIDAY, October 11th, 2019. 7pm-10pm.
Hosted by Canmore Young Adult Network
Spring Creek Opera House, Canmore
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door - includes refreshments & live music!
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION

Federal Candidates Forum
Thursday, October 17th. 7PM - 9PM.
MalcoLm Hotel, Canmore.
FREE.
FREE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM BANFF & lAKE lOUISE!
Click Here for information or to submit a question.

LEARN MORE

Election information in more than 30 languages:
https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=spr&dir=voting/gui-lang&document=index&lang=e

Answers to common questions: https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=faq&document=index&lang=e

Quick election facts: https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=faq&document=fac&lang=e

Information about federal elections and voting in Canada: http://inspirerlademocratie-inspiredemocracy.ca/act/regist/rgvot/index-eng.asp#point1

Information about Canadian political parties:
https://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=pol&dir=par&document=index&lang=e

Information about Canadian political party platforms:
https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/

Learn how your views align with Canadian political parties:
https://votecompass.cbc.ca/canada/