With the provincial general election around the corner, Cold Lake’s Mayor Craig Copeland reminds everyone to go out to vote.
The date is set for May 29th and the voting location is set for Bonnyville Centennial Centre Genmec Hall, 4313 50 Ave, Bonnyville from 9 AM – 8 PM. Other voting locations can be found on Election Alberta’s website. Copeland says voting is everyone’s duty.
“I think as Canadians we take our availability to vote for granted. I think people should get out and participate in the election. In our riding, we have two choices and I encourage people to get out and vote.”
Advanced voting has been live since May 23rd and will close on the 27th and as of May 25, 2023, 12:15 pm 354,806 advanced votes have been cast. Copeland hopes these numbers reflect the amount of people voting.
“It sends a message to who ever wins the election that we are serious.”
The process is designed to be quick and painless. All voters need is following:
- Provide one piece of Government-issued photo ID, including your full name, current address, and photo
- Provide two pieces of ID, both containing your full name, and with one showing your current physical address
- Have another registered elector in your voting area vouch for you
- Have an authorized signatory complete an attestation form
The unofficial count will be completed after voting concludes on Monday, May 29 but the Official Announcement of the Results and will take place on June 8 at 10:00 am.