Voter Eligibility in Summer Villages

In Accordance with the Local Authorities Elections Act.

Below are direct excerpts from the Act on who is eligible to vote in a Summer Village:

Summer villages

Section 12 The provisions of this Act that apply to municipalities apply to summer villages except that in respect of a summer village

(b) a person is entitled to vote at an election if

(i) the person is eligible to vote under section 47,

(ii) the person is 18, a Canadian citizen and is named on a certificate of title as the person who owns property within the summer village, or

(iii) the person is 18, a Canadian citizen and is the spouse or adult interdependent partner of a person referred to in subclause

(c) the nomination of candidates for election as councillors shall be in the form prescribed for use under section 27(1) and shall be signed by at least 5 electors eligible to vote at that election,

Eligibility to Vote

Section 47

47(1) A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this Act if the person

 (a) is at least 18 years old,

(b) is a Canadian citizen, and

(c) resides in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) and sections 75, 77.1, 79, 81 and 83, an elector is eligible to vote only at the voting station for the voting subdivision in which the elector’s place of residence is located on election day.

(3) If a local authority establishes a voting station at a work site, the local authority may direct that those workers who are electors who wish to vote and who are required to work at the site during the hours for which the voting station is open shall vote at that voting station, notwithstanding that those workers do not reside in the voting subdivision in which that voting station is located.