Displaced High River residents still able to vote
High River: Special ballots still availble
By: Don Patterson
| Posted: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 06:00 am
High River evacuees who are still out of their homes and living in the foothills, or other locations, will still be ale to vote in next week’s municipal election.
Displaced residents are able to vote by special ballot up until the Oct. 21 municipal election regardless of where they’re currently living.
“They are still our residents… the ones in Saddlebrook are still High River residents that are displaced,” said Sharon Doll, High River director of legislative services.
Doll said the Town has already sent out special ballots over a wide area.
“Some are in Medicine Hat, they’re all over the place,” she said. “We have mailed out some special ballots out down to the [United] States.”
To receive a special ballot, people must contact the Town of High River either by phone, mail, e-mail or in person.
People will need to provide a copy of their identification to prove they lived in High River and they must sign a form stating they are eligible to vote. As well, people must also be Canadian citizens and have lived in Alberta for six months before the election to be able to vote.
The Town must receive the ballots by the end of the election day to be counted.
Advanced polls will be held at the Highwood Golf and Country Club on Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On election day, the polls will open in High River from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. A voting station will also be open in the Saddlebrook temporary community from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.highriver.ca