The Provincial Election is coming!

The election hasn’t been called yet but when it is we’ll update our webpage to let you know! The next provincial general election will sometime be between March 1 and May 31, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Tired of hearing that “students don’t vote”? • Want to fight political apathy among students? • Can you commit for a day’s work during the provincial election?

Your SU is looking for volunteers to help us reach out to the thousands of students that have signed up for our provincial election updates. Over the weekend before Election Day, we’re going to make sure that students know when to vote, how to vote and where to vote!

You’ll gain valuable experience in an advocacy campaign, learn about Alberta’s election laws, and meet new people.

Click here to find out more and submit your application.

FAQ




You can find out your polling station by visiting Elections Alberta’s website at http://www.elections.ab.ca/ - there you will find the details of where and when you vote based on your postal code.




The election hasn’t been called yet but when it is we’ll update our webpage to let you know! The next provincial general election will sometime be between March 1 and May 31, 2019.




There will be advanced polls but check back closer to the election for details.




Anyone who is a Canadian citizen, over the age of 18 on election day, and is ordinarily a resident of Alberta. This means that Alberta is where you call home and when you leave Alberta you intend to return to Alberta.




You need two pieces of ID – one government-issued piece of ID and one piece that has your current address. Good examples could include your driver’s license, your passport, your student ID, or your lease agreement. Any combination that proves your identity and confirms your address should work, and even things like a utility bill can be used to show your current address. You might be asked to fill out a statutory declaration if you don’t have the required identification or proof of address. More information can be found here: http://www.elections.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/Authorized-Identification-Poster.pdf




Yes. Bring several forms of ID to the polling station and explain your situation to the election workers. In order to vote you will need to complete and sign a legal document called a statutory declaration about your identity, residence and eligibility to vote.

 

BUT it makes it easier if you register to vote before election day. Register to vote here: elections.ab.ca




You have to vote where you live but determining where that is is your responsibility. Some students would consider the riding where their parents live to be their home but many would say they moved out when they came to school. It is important to remember that regardless of what you determine you still have to demonstrate you are eligible to vote in the riding.

 

BUT it makes it easier if you register to vote before election day. Register to vote here: elections.ab.ca



The GOTV contest is open to current students enrolled full- or part-time students at the University of Calgary may enter to win one of the following prizes:

  • One – Apple iPad Air
  • One – Macbook Air
  • Two – $1,000 Air Canada flight vouchers
  • 200 – $10 MacHall Vouchers

Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 29 (based on 6,000 respondents). Odds of winning may change based on the actual number of students who complete the survey, choose to enter the draw, and correctly answer the skill testing question. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

The survey draw will be open from Sept. 5, 2018 and will close on April 12, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Prize winners will be selected at random from email addresses provided. Each individual entrant is only eligible to win one prize, duplicates will be disqualified.

Winners will be selected on April 15, 2019. The Students’ Union will make reasonable efforts to notify winners by April 19, 2019 and is not responsible for misspelled email addresses or emails that are undeliverable to the recipient. Prize winners must redeem their prize at the SU Main Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019.

All data collected will be stored in accordance with the Students’ Union privacy policy. Data may be shared with third parties solely for purpose of contacting students during the elections. Your data will not be sold or used for any other purpose. All personal data will be destroyed within one month of its use, after either the next provincial or federal election, whichever election is held later.

Graduate students will be entered in an additional draw to win one of:

  • five - $100 prepaid gift cards
  • two – $250 prepaid gift cards

Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 142 (based on 1,000 graduate student respondents). Odds of winning may change based on the actual number of students who complete the survey, choose to enter the draw, and correctly answer the skill testing question. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.