By Schnarr, J.W. on October 5, 2017.
Ballots have begun to flow as advance voting kicked off in Lethbridge ahead of the Oct. 16 municipal election.
A total of 543 ballots have been cast as of Wednesday afternoon.
Advance voting stations are arranged leading up to election day Oct. 16 in an effort to ensure all eligible voters have an opportunity to vote.
Any eligible voter can vote at an Advance Voting Station, even if the voter will be in the city on election day.
Advance voting will continue on Saturday at city hall; Oct. 11 at Andy’s Place, University of Lethbridge; and Oct. 14 at city hall. Voting takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Additionally, advance voting can take place through the Mobile Voting Station – a specially marked Lethbridge Transit bus. The Mobile Voting Station will be set up at:
– Today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre and 4-8 p.m. at Real Canadian Superstore (Mayor Magrath South);
– Oct. 12; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Park Place Mall and 4-8 p.m. westside Safeway.
Any eligible voters can vote at the Mobile Voting Station or at any other advance voting station scheduled before Election Day.
Residents are eligible to vote if they are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age, have lived in Alberta since April 16, 2017, live in Lethbridge on Election Day, and can produce identification displaying their name and address.
Voters can vote for mayor, up to eight candidates for city councillor, up to seven candidates for public school trustee, and up to five candidates for separate school trustee. When casting ballots, voters are not required to vote for the maximum number of candidates in any category.
Lethbridge Transit service will be free on Election Day, Oct. 16.
More information on the 2017 Municipal Election is available at http://www.lethbridge.ca/election.
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