Accessible voting

Elections Calgary is committed to removing barriers and providing accessible voting to all voters.

  • When selecting venues for voting stations we try to find locations with barrier free parking that are easily accessible.
  • Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page to access multi-language options on this website (note: English version is the official, legally binding version).
  • Instructions for voters are available in multiple languages at voting stations.


Accessible voting options

  • All advance ward voting locations will have accessible ballot marking devices. These devices are designed to provide assistance to voters who have vision loss or have a disability or medical condition which makes it difficult to traditionally mark a ballot independently.
  • Use a Mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballots requests are now CLOSED. The deadline for mail-in ballots was noon on November 13, 2018.
  • Have a vote worker, or family member/friend assist in marking your ballot (note: anyone assisting will be required to sign an oath; therefore, they must be 18 years of age or older).
  • If you cannot physically get into the voting station, notify someone going in and a vote worker will come out to your vehicle with a ballot for you to fill out.


Mail-in ballot requests

You may request a mail-in ballot if you are unable to vote during the Advance Vote or on Vote Day because:

  • of physical incapacity; or
  • you are absent from the city; or
  • you are working Vote Day as a vote worker or volunteering/working on a campaign.
  • you are unable to leave your home (confined to my home/physically incapacitated)

Mail-in ballots requests are now CLOSED. The deadline for mail-in ballots was noon on November 13, 2018.


Living in a care facility

Voting stations will be located in designated care facilities during Advance Vote (November 6 and 7, 2018) and can be used only by voters living in the facility. The hours of operation for these voting stations will be posted in each location at least one week before the Advance Vote.

View list of Advance Vote voting stations for care facilities.


On Vote Day (November 13, 2018), voters who are patients in an active treatment and rehabilitation hospital will have the opportunity to vote.

Vote workers will be in the hospital offering every Calgarian who is an eligible voter a chance to vote. ID is required; your Alberta Health Services bracelet is considered acceptable ID.

View list of Vote Day voting stations for hospitals and rehabilitation centres.