Voter Information

On October 18, residents of Yellowhead County will elect a new municipal council made up of 8 members of Council and one Mayor.  This council will serve a four-year term from October 2021 to October 2025.

This page includes 2021 election information including voter identification requirements, voter registration, rules of residence, and more.

How to Vote

On election day, October 18, 2021, an elector is eligible to vote only at the voting station in which the elector’s place of residence is located, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

As Yellowhead County does not have a List of Electors, all electors wishing to vote must make a statement that they are eligible to vote. The Elector must also produce valid identification that identifies the Elector and their address. The most common form of ID is a Valid Alberta Drivers License or an Alberta Identification Card. A list of other acceptable identification is found on the Elections Alberta website.

  • Voting Locations for October 18

    Voting will take place on the 18th day of October, 2021, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

    Evansburg (Tipple Park Museum) – Division 1

    Wildwood (Wildwood Community Hall) – Division 2

    Niton Junction (Niton Junction Community Hall) – Division 3

    Peers (Peers Multiplex) – Division 4

    Pinedale (Pinedale Community Hall) – Division 5

    Edson
    (Yellowhead County Administration Building)
    (Edson Legion) – Divisions 5, 6, 7

    Marlboro (Marlboro Community Hall) – Division 7

    Cadomin (Cadomin Legion) – Division 8

    Robb (Robb Community Hall) – Division 8

    Brule (Brule Community Hall) – Division 8

    Hinton (Hinton Community Centre – 965 Switzer Dr) – Division 8

  • Special Ballots Voting

    Please note that completed Special Ballot packets WILL ONLY be received at the Edson Administration Building, located at 2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta T7E 1N9.

    Yellowhead County voters have the option to vote by Special Ballots which may also be referred to as a Mail-In Ballot.

    To be eligible to vote by special ballot, an elector must be unable to vote at an advance vote or at their voting station on election day because of a:

    1. Physical disability,
    2. Absence from Yellowhead County or,
    3. Being an election worker, candidate, official agent or scrutineer who may be located on election day at a voting station other than that for the elector’s place of residence.

    Applications for special ballots will be received at the Yellowhead County office in Edson during regular business hours between September 21, 2021 and 8:00 PM on October 18, 2021. You may request the special ballot:

    • In writing – 2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta T7E 1N9
    • By telephone – 780-723-4800
    • By fax – 780-723-0566
    • In person
    • By email – tparker@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca
  • Advance Vote Voting

    Advance Voting will be held on the following dates and locations, between the hours of
    10:00 AM and 8:00 PM:

    October 2, 2021
    Edson Administration Building
    2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta

    October 7, 2021
    Hinton (Hinton Recreation Centre, 805 Switzer Drive)

    October 9, 2021
    Wildwood Administration Building
    53404 RR 92 A, Yellowhead County

    October 16, 2021
    Edson Administration Building
    2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta

  • Who Can Vote

    To vote in the Yellowhead County municipal election, you must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be a Canadian citizen
    • Reside in Alberta and the person’s place of residence* is located in Yellowhead County on election day
    • Show identification to verify your name and address.
    • Complete a statement confirming that you are eligible to vote and that you have not previously voted in this election.

     

    * Residence is defined by the local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) as ‘the place where the person lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent, the person intends to return”.  If you need more information on the rules of residence, please see section 48 of the LAEA.

  • Accepted Voter Identification

    • View the AB Gov Voter Identification Requirements and Eligibility for Municipal Elections PDF here.
    • For a full list of acceptable identification, please go to the Elections Alberta website.

    Acceptable identification includes:

    • One piece of government-issued photo identification:

    Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal or provincial that contains a photograph of the elector, the elector’s legal name and the electors current residential address

    OR

    Any of the following documents that has your name and current address on it will be accepted as valid proof:


    • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque
    • Government cheque
    • Property tax assessment notice
    • Insurance policy or coverage card
    • Utility bill
    • Vehicle ownership or registration

Electoral Map (Downloadable PDF)

YH_Electoral_Map

Electoral Boundaries Bylaw 04.04 (Downloadable PDF)


Contact us

Returning Officer
Tracy Parker
Phone:  780-723-4800
E-mail: tparker@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca