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Edmonton Election Update

Edmonton Election Update: Oct. 4, 2017

By Mack Male

Welcome to our ninth roundup of election-related news and links. We'll be publishing this kind of collection regularly right through to Election Day, which is Oct. 16, 2017. We hope you find it useful, and welcome any feedback or tips you might have.

Let us be your election guide

We've been hard at work on our new election microsite, which is intended to save you time as you prepare to vote in the municipal election. You can browse candidates, events, wards, voting stations, and more. Or you can use the Election Guide for a more personalized experience. Just enter your home address, and we'll tell you which wards you're in, who your candidates are, which related events are coming up, and other important details for Election Day. Give it a shot, and if you find it useful, spread the word!

Visit the Election Microsite

Advance voting starts today

Ten days of advance voting starts today at six different locations throughout Edmonton. If you're unable to cast your ballot on Election Day, take advantage of the advance vote stations, which are open from 1p.m. until 7 p.m. from Oct. 4 to 13. Here are the locations for each ward:

  • Wards 1 & 5: Westend Seniors Activity Centre
  • Wards 2 & 3: Evansdale Community Hall
  • Wards 4 & 7: Clareview Recreation Centre
  • Wards 6 & 8: City Hall
  • Wards 9 & 10: Terwillegar Recreation Centre
  • Wards 11 & 12: Mill Woods Senior & Multicultural Centre

Advance voting opportunities are also available on select days at MacEwan University, NAIT and the University of Alberta.

"Don't assume everyone else will cast a ballot," Edmonton Elections tweeted yesterday.

The second mayoral forum took place on Oct. 3 at Harry Ainlay High School. Photo by Edmonton Elections.

Forums

The second mayoral forum took place at Harry Ainlay High School last night. Candidates Taz Bouchier, Don Koziak and Henry Mak were not in attendance (though George Lam, candidate for public school trustee in Ward A, sat in as Mak's "official agent"). They made it through about 10 questions in addition to opening and closing remarks. Candidates answered questions on bike lanes, high-speed rail, racism, lot-splitting, and frequency of bus service, among other topics. Here is Elise Stolte's recap of the night.

School boards

Candidate surveys

Other updates

Events

You can find an up-to-date listing of election-related events at our new #yegvote site! Here's what's coming up:
Have an election-related tip for us? Let us know by email, or share it on Twitter with the #yegvote hashtag and tag us @taprootyeg.

Did you find that informative?

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