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  1. Positions to Vote for 
  2. Election Date and Time 
  3. Election Type (At-Large Election)

Voting Information

  1. Voter Eligibility 
  2. Where to Vote  
  3. Do I Need to be on a Voters' List? 
  4. Advance and Special Ballot Voting

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Positions to Vote for 

 If you are an eligible voter in the City of Grande Prairie, you will be voting for: 

  • One (1) Mayor  
  • Eight (8) Councillors 
  • Seven (7) Public School Trustees
  • Five (5) Separate School Trustees

Election Date and Time 

  • Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the 3rd Monday in October.
  • Voting is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Election Type (At-Large Election)
The City of Grande Prairie runs an "at-large" election and every Councillor represents the City as a whole. Therefore, there are no wards or constituencies for the offices of Mayor, Councillors, Public School Trustees or Separate School Trustees.

Voting Information

Voter Eligibility
You can vote in a Municipal Election if:

  • are at least 18 years old by the date of the election; 
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have resided in the province of Alberta for at least six months by Election Day (April 16, 2017);
  • live in the City of Grande Prairie on Election Day; and
  • have not already voted in this election.

Voters must present authorized identification to be able to vote:

Where to Vote (on Election Day)

On Election Day, the City is separated into Voting Subdivisions each with one (1) Voting Station. To vote on Election Day you must go to the Voting Station within the Voting Subdivision where you live.

To figure out which Voting Subdivision you are in, click on this link.  All you have to do is type in your address to find the Voting Station you must go to.

This map is also available on the gpMobile Mapping application for users to access it from their mobile devices simply click on this link

If you are still not sure where you vote, you can also call the City's Election Office at 780-538-0300 on or before Election Day.

Do I Need to be on a Voters' List?

No. There is no Voters' List for our Municipal Election. However you will be required to complete a brief Voting Register Form on Election Day at the Voting Station where you will vote, and present valid identification.

Advance and Special Ballot Voting (Early Voting)

The goal of advance and special ballot voting (early voting) is to increase voter participation, make voting more accessible and relieve congestion at voting stations on Election Day.

Advance Voting is when you vote at an advance voting station on a specified day prior to Election Day. It is suggested under the following circumstances:

  • When you will be out of the City during Election Day;
  • When you may be physically unable to attend your voting station;
  • When you plan on working as an election worker at an election voting station; or 
  • When you are simply so excited to vote you can't wait until Election Day!

Where to vote in advance

Advance Voting will be held at City Hall, 10205-98 Street, October 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring valid identification.  There will be accessible voting equipment available for Advance Voting only.

If you have any questions, please call the Election Office at 780-538-0331 or email

At Home Voting
At Home voting is a type of advanced voting. Eligible voters who are physically unable to attend the Advance Voting Station or at their regular Voting Station on Election Day may arrange to vote at home. This special service will be available during the same dates and times as the Advance Vote dates. 

Individuals who believe they are eligible to vote at home must phone the Election Office at 780-538-0331, to apply for this service. 

Special Ballot (Mail-In) Voting
Special Ballots (mail-in ballots) may be provided to eligible voters who are unable to attend either an Advance Vote or a Voting Station on Election Day because of: 

  • physical incapacity;
  • you are working as an Election Worker on Election Day; or
  • absence from the City of Grande Prairie during the Advance Vote days or Election Day.

Eligible voters must phone the Election Office at 780-538-0331 to apply for this service.

After receiving the Special Ballot package, please follow the instructions in the package to complete and return your Special Ballot.  In order for your Special Ballot to be counted it must be received at the City's Election Office in City Hall by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

*Note:  A Special Ballot application can be made for yourself only.

Contact information for the Returning Officer, Terri Williams:

Street Address:
Election Office, 10205 - 98 Street, City Hall

Mailing Address:
P.O. Bag 4000, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6V3

Phone: 780-538-0331
Fax: 780-539-1056 


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